Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre

50 Kotewall Road, Mid Levels (University Drive entrance)
A 15-minute walk from HKU Station Exit A2; or take bus 13 or green mini bus 3 from Central (City Hall). Alight at Kotewall Road. From there it's a 5-minute walk to the centre.
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  • Opening hours

    • MondayClosed

    • Tuesday10:30 ~ 17:30

    • Wednesday10:30 ~ 14:30

    • Thursday10:30 ~ 17:30

    • Friday10:30 ~ 17:30

    • Saturday10:30 ~ 17:30

    • Sunday10:30 ~ 17:30

    • Public Holiday Open. Please refer to the official website.

  • Fee
    Free admission

  • Suggested time for visit
    30 minutes

Jointly established by the Environmental Protection Department and The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre (LFSEEC) is a nice spot to visit on a hike to Lung Fu Shan Country Park. Located close to University Lodge, the HKU vice-chancellor’s residence, the centre lies at the end of a well signposted, leafy path.

LFSEEC comprises three historical buildings. The main building was once the Pokfulam Filter Beds (West Point Filters) Bungalow, which provided accommodation for senior officers. Believed to date back to 1890, today it houses the centre’s exhibition gallery. The building’s original red bricks and tiled roof are long gone, but you can still find an old fireplace at the reception.

The LFSEEC exhibition gallery and garden celebrate the flora and fauna of Lung Fu Shan. Special exhibitions at the centre are well worth checking out. On our last visit, we enjoyed The Pulse of Nature — Lung Fu Shan exhibition, which showcased a variety of works by local artists and writers who creatively engaged with the history, people and natural surroundings of Mid-Levels West. The Pulse of Nature — Mid-Levels West, a very readable and well-designed book that accompanies the exhibition, also serves as an alternative city guide.

The LFSEEC garden is a good place to learn about common plants in Hong Kong. Here in the ‘sensory zone’ you can gently come close to touch-me-nots, a plant that is increasingly rare to find in Hong Kong’s concrete jungle.

Given LFSEEC’s hillside location, the centre will be closed if a typhoon signal No.3 or above, a red or black rainstorm warning, or a landslip warning is issued. Bring along mosquito spray if you’re visiting in spring or summer.