Herb Garden


Chinese medicine has a profound and rich history.  The oldest surviving text on Chinese medicine, Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Shen Nong’s Materia Medica), is a record of ancient wisdom and experience on the use of herbs that dates back to the B.C. era.

The Herb Garden of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens set up in 1986. The garden curates a collection of medicinal plants spanning over 300 species.  Categorised by species, pharmaceutical properties and applications, these plants are grouped into nine different zones, namely “Herbal tea plants/Herbs for treating bone injuries and rheumatic conditions”, “Herbs in the Zingiberaceae family”, “Herbs in the Rutaceae family”, “Herbs for removing ‘heat’ and detoxifying”, “Herbs for nourishing”, “Herbs for relieving coughs, reducing phlegm or moistening the lungs/Climber herbs”, “Ferns/Herbs for relieving exterior syndromes”, “Herbs for removing ‘heat’ and ‘dampness’” and “Herbs for promoting blood circulation or bleeding control”.

Sample the extensive range of Chinese medicinal herbs on display here without having to go to great lengths or travel far.

Herb Garden

Layout Plan of Herb Garden