The University and the Society of Chinese Materia Medica are participating in the annual Hong Kong Flower Show, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which is being held at Victoria Park. Visitors can enhance their knowledge of the art of penjing (Chinese bonsai) and traditional Chinese medicine through a display of nine miniature masterpieces of penjing selected from the University’s Man Lung Garden and a collection of medicinal plants.
The Flower Show is being held until Sunday (29 March). The exquisite penjing items on display include Fukien Tea, Cascade Plant, Black Pine, Chinese Elm Snow Rose, Cape Jasmine, Yew Podocarp, Chinese Elm and Chinese Banyan.
In 2000, the University received a donation of HK$2 million from Dr Wu Yee-sun, founder of Wing Lung Bank, for the establishment of the Wu Yee Sun Penjing Foundation Fund to support the development of penjing. The Man Lung Garden, which is located at the Kam Shing Road entrance to Ho Sin Hang campus, HKBU, was set up with the aim of enhancing the cultural ambience of the campus.
The penjing exhibits attract a group of overseas visitors
The Society of Chinese Materia Medica enhances public knowledge of Chinese medicine through a display of medicinal plants, Chinese herbal medicines and prescriptions