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Guide map for ground cover plants in 32 parks in Hong Kong

21 February 2018

While Hong Kong is often labelled a concrete jungle, it is not difficult to feel some liveliness in Hong Kong’s parks where a variety of ground cover plants can be found. To help people understand the beauty of these plants, THEi Programme Leader of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management Dr Allen ZHANG wrote a new book titled Common Ground Cover Plants in Hong Kong.

The new title, published by New Talents Press, contains field studies of Dr Zhang in 32 parks in Hong Kong where he took pictures of 208 types of ground cover plants. Apart from pictures, the book also lists the plants’ Chinese names, aliases, and Latin names as well as ways to identify individual plant and their distribution across Hong Kong.

Ground cover plants grow up to 1 metre tall with variegated foliage that cover the ground and can be used as landscaping. They form a dense and extensive growth that helps maintain ecological equilibrium and alleviate noise pollution, making them irreplaceable.

The book also contains locaton maps of the ground cover plants in 32 parks in Hong Kong. Readers can see the green side of Hong Kong by visiting the parks and get to know the 208 species of ground cover plants.

Founded in 2007 under the Vocational Training Council (VTC), New Talents Press publishes academic as well as popular literature of quality and diversity to broaden frontiers of knowledge and champion creativity. Website: http://newtalents.vtc.edu.hk

Media Enquiries: 2836 1869 / 2836 1047


Common Ground Cover Plants in Hong Kong

Highlights:


‧A study of 208 species of ground cover plants in 32 parks in Hong Kong
‧Detail the plants’ Chinese names, aliases, and Latin names as well as ways to identify individual plant and their distribution across Hong Kong
‧Provide locations map of the ground cover plants in 32 parks in Hong Kong so that teachers and parents can bring children to visit the parks and get to learn more about ground cover plants of Hong Kong

Author: Dr Allen ZHANG
Price: $80
Available in major bookstores

 

Media Enquiries: 2836 1869 / 2836 1047
Common Ground Cover Plants in Hong Kong
Common Ground Cover Plants in Hong Kong