Forsgate Conservatory

 

The Forsgate Conservatory, which occupies an area of 1 400 m2, comprises three sections, namely the Display Plant House, the Dry Plant House and the Humid Plant House.  An adjustable environmental control equipment has been installed in the Conservatory to simulate different climatic conditions for the display of plants from arid region and tropical area.

Display Plant House

The Display Plant House is designed for staging thematic displays of popular cultivated plants. 

Plants of different genuses and families are displayed at the Display Plant House on a rotational basis.  Throughout the year, over 30 groups of these plants are shown including Orchids, Begonias, Anthuriums, Amorphophallus, Bromeliads, Herbs, Aquatic and Bulbous Plant, etc.  Visitors can appreciate the beauty of various types of plants at the Display Plant House in different seasons during the year.

Display Plant House

Humid Plant House

The exhibits in the Humid Plant House comprise a wide variety of Ferns, Palms, Bromeliads, Carnivorous Plants and Jungle Foliage Plants from South Africa, Southeast Asia and America.  These exhibits are arranged in zonal groups according to their places of origin.  Plant species with ecological features and economic values such as Rubber Tree, Coffee, Cacao, Breadfruit Tree and Vanilla have been specially collected.  Blooming and fruiting have been recorded for some of these species. 

The Humid Plant House is maintained at a year-round temperature ranging from 23℃ to 33℃ through an automatic heating and cooling system.

The automatic fogging system will produce a layer of floating water vapour underneath the glazed cover.  The water vapour absorbs much of the solar energy during evaporation and is discharged through the vents on the rooftop. 

Humid Plant House

Dry Plant House

Dry Plant House

Cacti, succulents and plants from arid areas are displayed in the Dry Plant House.  It is always kept hot and dry with a maximum temperature of 33℃ and sixty percent (60%) relative humidity. 

To make the environment of the Dry Plant House more interesting, artificial rockery and mini canyons are constructed to simulate the habitat for plants of arid areas.

Educational Programme and Guided Tour Service

During school terms, outdoor learning activities will be organised for students.  Groups interested in these activities may also make prior arrangements with the Park Management Office for the guided tour service.  

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