Built at the beginning of the 20th century and declared a heritage monument in 1983, Island House is home to 140 plant species, comprising a mixture of local and introduced species ranging from ferns to mature trees. Sign up for one of our public eco guided visits and learn more about the history of this heritage site and its natural surroundings!
Island House hosts various activities, events and programmes that highlight the importance of conservation and sustainable living. You can also learn how to protect our oceans by reducing the use of plastics. Enjoy a free cup of coffee/tea and find that sustainable solution lifestyle product you’ve been looking for – now available at our reception area.
Concrete Paradise: Hong Kong's Endangered Biodiversity
A new exhibition has launched at Island House to highlight Hong Kong’s amazing biodiversity, which is under threat from relentless development of our city’s natural environment. Through visual maps and other forms of multimedia, learn what’s at stake in key areas around Hong Kong that have undergone habitat destruction and what can be done to conserve our city’s rich biodiversity.
Island House Festival
Discover sustainable solutions to change the way we live at our Island House Conservation Studies Centre in Tai Po, featuring talks by conservation experts, eco-guided visits, workshops, film screenings and a green market.
Come with your family and friends and learn how to reduce your ecological footprint.
Date: 7-8 Dec (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Island House Conservation Studies Centre, Tai Po
Eco-visit:Coastline Discovery Through hands-on acitivities, learn about the historical changes along the coast of Tai Po to understand the importance of protecting our coastal environment.
Eco-visit: Footpath and Garden Restoration Participants will gather in the garden for general landscape grooming and removal of unwanted plants and debris.
Eco-Visit: House on the Island Discover the unique mixture of Chinese and Western architectural influences characteristic of Hong Kong’s colonial-era buildings during this guided visit to Island House and stroll through the English-style gardens.
The documentary A Plastic Ocean investigates the devastating impacts plastic is wreaking on our environment, particularly on our marine life.
Green market, live music, DIY workshops, face painting and more!
Explore the African “Wilderness” at Island House!
Immerse yourself in Africa’s wildlife through this new photo exhibition at Island House. View the continent through the lens of financial businessman and photographer Tang Yu Lap. “Wilderness” captures nature in its element and the majesty of the continent during Tang’s trip to Africa in 2017. The founder of multinational finance house, Hantec Group, is an avid photographer, travelling around the world documenting his trips through words and photographs. Don’t miss this exhibition that promises to bring you closer to nature!
Guided Eco Visits
Photo Exhibition of African Wildlife (Photography by Laurent Baheux)
Sustainability Exhibition Centre Opening Hours
Wednesdays to Sundays (10am-6pm)
including public holidays, excluding the first four days of the Lunar New Year