Grow your own organic fruit and vegetables by renting an allotment from Garden Farm, with sizes varying from 36 sqft to 96 sqft and costing $600-$1,500 per quarter. Staff offer instruction on organic farming techniques from the basics of turning over the soil before planting to harvest. Prices include equipment, seeds, compost etc. After a hard day on the farm, reward yourself with a barbecue on site. Parking available. Open Tuesdays-Sundays 9am-5pm.
Garden Farm | 131 Tseng Tau Tsuen, Shap Sze Heung, Sai Kung | 2792 8164
Lions Nature & Education Centre
The Lions park doesn’t allow visitors to pick their own produce, but it does offer a chance to see fruit and vegetables growing organically in its extensive 16-hectare grounds, and at weekends there’s a stall selling fresh organic produce grown in Hong Kong. There’s also a dragonfly pond, an insectarium, turtle pond and 5,000 seashells in Shell House. Open daily 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition halls open Wednesday-Monday 9.30am-4.30pm, closed Tuesdays.
Lions Nature & Education Centre | Che Keng Tuk Road, Sai Kung | 2792 2234
Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm
Avid strawberry enthusiast Eddy Chan opened this farm in 2009 with a 300,000-square-foot field, where up to 200 people can pick their own strawberries ($80 a pound) until the end of April. He also grows organic peanuts, choi sum, sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes and watermelons in season. Plus a petting zoo with lambs and rabbits, and a barbecue area. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Rainbow Organic Strawberry Farm | 76 Hok Tau Village, Fan Ling | 9302 0258
Tai Tong Lychee Valley
Set among lychee and papaya trees, this farm offers pick-your-own strawberries ($80 a basket), plus bike riding, a playground, pony rides, ox-cart rides, barbecue areas, organic food shops and a chance to feed baby goats and rabbits. English maps available. Admission $20, free parking. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Tai Tong Lychee Valley | 11 Tai Tong Shan Road, Tai Tong Tsuen, Yuen Long | 2470 2201
Kam Tin Country Park Hong Kong
This 100,000 sqft park grows strawberries from different countries (French strawberries $60 a pound, Korean strawberries from $90 a pound). It also has a children’s playground, war games, bicycle rental, bouncy castles, sports activities and small animals to feed. Visitors can also bake and decorate cookies, barbecue, sample honey or buy fresh local vegetables. Free parking. Open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-10pm.
Kam Tin Country Park Hong Kong | Lot 109 Shui Tau, Kam Tin, Yuen Long | 5132 5131 or 2442 0909
Law’s Organic Strawberry Farm
Pick-your-own quality strawberries, as seen at festivals such as the Spring Carnival and the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park. In season, visitors can also harvest lettuce, spinach and white radishes in an exquisite setting near Lau Fau Shan, which has arguably the best sunsets – and oysters – in Hong Kong. Free admission, free parking.
Law’s Organic Strawberry Farm | Pak Sha Tsuen, Yuen Long | 2470 7981
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden
On the slopes of Tai Mo Shan, the 148-hectare Kadoorie Farm runs regular short courses on organic farming and sustainable living (mainly in Cantonese). It’s a beautiful location with fascinating exhibits of local wildlife, including black kites in the aviary and local freshwater fish in the aquarium house, plus pigsties, an orchid greenhouse and a butterfly garden with countless species.