Green, peaceful sanctuary home to 300 birds, 70 mammals, 20 reptiles and 900 plant species

This is a green oasis just steps away from the bustle of Central, accessible through Albany Road, Cotton Tree Drive and Garden Road. Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens were founded in 1871, so are of historical as well as zoological and botanical value. Within the grounds are 300 birds, 70 mammals and 20 reptiles housed in about 40 enclosures, and more than 900 plant species, most of them indigenous to tropical and sub-tropical regions. Facilities include a children’s playground, Education and Exhibition Centre and light refreshment kiosk.