Annual Report 2002 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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In parallel with the department's extensive planting programme to improve the cityscape, a series of education and community programmes were also launched to promote green culture in society and in government departments. A total of 1,040 greening activities were organised with 823,656 participants.

Under the education programme, the Green School Subsidy Scheme provided 665 schools and kindergartens with cash to add more greenery to their campuses and to organise greening education activities for their students with technical advice given by visiting instructors. About 117,000 students were given a seedling to nurture at home so as to gain a better understanding of and to develop an interest in growing plants. In addition, a "School Planting Plot in a Park" scheme was also launched whereby students maintained plants in public parks and gardens. Nine schools took part.

A Photo Gallery of Hong Kong Ornamental Plants, containing 550 photos of 70 trees species, was uploaded to the Green Hong Kong Campaign website. It serves as an important tool for members of the public and in particular students to identify local ornamental plants.

 
Winning entry of Tuen Mun Park, Grand Award of the Outstanding Greening Project Award.
 
Winning entry of Tuen Mun Park, Grand Award of the Outstanding Greening Project Award.*

Under the community involvement programme, a Carnivorous Plant Show and a Hong Kong-Guangzhou Chrysanthemum Show were organised in April and November respectively. The former was organised jointly with local horticultural institutions at Hong Kong Park, while the latter was a partnership with the Guangzhou Municipal Gardens Bureau and staged at Sha Tin Park. Both events were well received by the public.

 
Winning entry of Confucius Hall Middle School, Champion of the Large Garden Plot Display Section (Secondary School Category) of the Green School Project Scheme.
 
Winning entry of Confucius Hall Middle School, Champion of the Large Garden Plot Display Section (Secondary School Category) of the Green School Project Scheme.*

Volunteers in the Green Hong Kong Ambassadors Scheme continued to perform simple horticulture maintenance in parks, labeling street trees, collecting field data for tree surveys and serving as stewards in greening promotion activities.

The department continued to join hands with District Councils and local communities to organise Community Tree Planting Days. A total of 42 events involving 15,200 participants were organised to plant 1,400 trees and 30,790 shrubs.

 
 
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