Enjoy a stroll around the Nursery Park at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Get up close to some of the trees that will be in the future park, enjoy the open air, hire a SmartBike and ride along the promenade, bring your pets or a picnic or just lie back on the lawn – this is public space to be enjoyed.
A new section of the waterfront promenade is now open and provides stunning views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, and is particularly lovely at sunset for photography. You can watch the sunset, run, cycle, and walk while enjoying picture-perfect views. This section of promenade also gives a taster of how the future promenade that extends all along the district waterfront will look.
The Nursery Park is also the venue for regular public events such as Freespace Happening, which takes place every second Sunday of the month between September and March. The events bring together music artists, street performers, market stalls and other specially programmed activities giving visitors a taste of what you can expect in the future cultural district and at the Freespace venue that will lie at the heart of the park. Visit the What’s On section for details of upcoming events.
If you are interested in trees and plants and would like to learn more about the species we are growing in the Nursery Park, please join our free Park Tour and Workshop.
We also offer a special tour for schools and community groups wishing to learn more about the park. A Walk in the Park is a 15-minute tour offered on request and led by Park Ambassadors who explain the story behind the design and management of the Nursery Park. For reservations or enquiries, please call (852) 2200 0778 or email email@example.com.
The Nursery Park provides a testing ground for the planting and landscaping of the future Art Park. Trees, shrubs and flowering plants are selected based on their growing habits, forms, foliage shape and seasonal colours and are grouped under the following four categories:
- Waterfront: a number of salt-tolerant plants which can be commonly found along the waterfront and in areas close to the water.
- Woodland: a number of native plants that are commonly found in the countryside of Hong Kong. The species are selected for their seasonal colours in terms of foliage, flowers and fruits.
- Urban Forest: mostly shade-tolerant plants, with beautiful shapes and excellent branching habits to allow sufficient space for pedestrian circulation and other activities under the tree crown.
- Orchard: fruit trees commonly found in Hong Kong and the Southeast Asia. These species are proposed in the Tree Nursery for trial planting and educational purposes.