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Butterfly Garden Project

The Butterfly Garden Project by Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve is supported by Quality Education Fund, along with Chinese University of Hong Kong and New Territories Headmaster’s Association. This programme is Hong Kong’s first outdoor ecology class, giving the opportunity for students and community to build their own Butterfly Garden. By establishing the garden, participants can also attend lectures, workshop, fieldtrips, training, administrative training. This educates people across Hong Kong, providing them a platform to develop their skills and interests, and promote conservation work for our next generation.

This programme has 4 stages, and runs for 2 years. This includes a comprehensive study on various species of butterflies, the concept of a butterfly reserve, its operation and management structure, and the short and long term goals of the establishment. In addition, schools may use resources and materials at the home-grown butterfly reserve to support their teaching in their classrooms.

Build more Ecological Hotspots in different areas of Hong Kong, connecting points to each other to form Ecological Stepping Stone, so as to form a complete ecological network and increase butterfly effects, so that the whole Hong Kong can enjoy benefit.



  • A Butterfly Garden is a place where participants get to learn about different plants and animals. This is also a place for them to know more about the city’s natural environment.

  • The building process of the Garden enables students to do independent research, discuss their work in teams, and delegate work between themselves. This programme aims to allow students to develop skills outside their classrooms, such as communication and group work.

  • The continuity of the programme also provides a platform for students, parents and teachers to be aware of the environment they live in, and encourage each other to take steps to live more sustainably.

  • The Garden’s aesthetics also adds value to the community around the school. This also promotes and educates the public about conservation work.


Participant’s Training

  • Participants will participate in a series of lectures learning about the development of butterflies, and the challenges of conservation work in HK.

  • Students will be invited to the Butterfly Reserve, and participate in field trips and orienteering at Fung Yuen.


Constructing a Butterfly Garden

  • Learn about horticulture and how it can apply to the Butterfly Garden.

  • This organisation will assist teachers on the design of the Butterfly Garden, and provide the teachers and students help to build the structure.


Management of the Garden, education and development

  • This organisation will continue to support the gardens, and discuss feedbacks on how to improve the Garden.

  • To conduct surveys and questionnaires on the project.

  • To help the school to set up their butterfly club, promote ecological and conservation work.

  • This organisation will provide instructor training. The certificate will enable the qualified guide to take groups around the Reserve.


Celebrating success

  • Various schools will compete with one and other on the Butterfly Garden Project, and the results of the competition will be published to the public.

  • A book was published for the project by our organisation.

  • Moreover, this project will also sets out a template for other schools to follow, and encourage the public to participate and support the butterfly garden scheme.


Schools that have participated in the Butterfly Garden Project
North District:

  • Caritas Fanling Chan Chun Ha Secondary School

  • Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College

  • Elegantia College

  • HHCKLA Buddhist Po Kwong School

Kwai Tsing District:

  • Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School

  • Queen’s College Old Boys’ Association Secondary School

  • Shek Lei Catholic Primary School


Sai Kung District:

  • Hong Kong Taoist Association The Yuen Yuen Institute No.3 Secondary School

  • Shun Tak Fraternal Association Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School

  • HKCCCU Logos Academy


Kowloon City District:

  • Munsang College


Yuen Long District:

  • Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Secondary School


Tai Po District:

  • SALEM-Immanuel Lutheran College

  • Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School

  • The Education University of HK (As Consultant)


Sha Tin District:

  • C.U.H.K.F.A.A. Chan Chun Ha Secondary School


Kung Tong District:

  • Kwun Tong Maryknoll College

  • ECF Saint Too Cannan Collage

Wong Tai Sin District:

  • Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School

Islands District:

  • Tung Chung Catholic School Secondary Section


Organization and Community that have participated in the Butterfly Garden Project

  • Hong Kong Disneyland Park Inspiration Lake (As a Consultant)

  • ELCHK Grace Youth Camp

  • Hong Kong Golden Coast Hotel

  • Nature LINK

Sau Mau Ping Shopping Centre, Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre, Choi Ming Shopping Centre, Kai Tin Shopping Centre, Chung On Shopping Centre, Fu Shin Shopping Centre, Choi Yuen Plaza, Tin Chak Shopping Centre


If you are interested in the Butterfly Garden Project, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Tel: (852) 3111 7344
Fax: (852) 2690 3438
Address: 150, Fung Yuen Village, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, NT, Hong Kong

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