A variety of local plants can provide food and habitats for many animals, which will enrich the biodiversity of our country parks and nature reserves.
Cape jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides) is one of the popular local species for tree planting. Its fruiting period is from May to December, and mature fruits are yellowish-orange in colour with a unique shape like this.
You can use cape jasmine in many ways. It’s a common ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine as well.
Its fruits can also be used as a natural pigment for modern plant-based dyeing.
Fruits of the cape jasmine are popular treats for wild animals and insects such as green flash butterfly larvae!
Want to know more about local plants?
Visit the Hong Kong Herbarium .
The health of people is interconnected and interdependent with the health of trees and the wider eco-system. We need to look after one another, whilst taking care of the environment.
From today till 31 July, The Green Earth, together with Bupa and our Bupa4Life members* will 'plant' a virtual One Health woodland for Hong Kong through a step challenge.
We aims to promote the concept of 'One Health' – the relationship between the health of humans and nature.
Let's learn more about Hong Kong's woodlands and their biodiversity, and discover the positive impacts through walking!