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2015.02.2
Best Friend of Plants

Who doesn’t love trees and plants? Not only do they provide us oxygen and improved air quality, plants also supply food, habitats for species and essential resources. We can relieve stress in the greening and resting areas on campus.


Mr Andy Lam, Head Gardener and Mr Yim, Gardener of the Horticulture Unit under Facilities Management Office shared with us how they have enjoyed the work here at HKUST for the past 21 years.Mr Lam enjoys the campus environment with the beautiful seaview and clean air. In his eyes, he’s seen our campus turn into a fairyland when it gets so foggy in the spring time. As the Head Gardener, he looks after the horticulture of whole campus, including the plant nursery in LG7 where they grow plants and flowers for offices and special events. Mr Lam also looks after the work conducted by gardeners for most of the campus area, removing weeds, watering and fertilizing. 

Mr Yim, another Gardener, starts his day by swimming every morning. He loves working here as it is refreshing with no pressure, though it is a bit remote to go home. As the best friend of plants, they thank students who report when they find plants trampled or with broken branches. They also hope that our students and staff can learn to love and take care of the trees and plants. They are also keenly aware of all the other wildlife (in addition to UGs and PGs) who take advantage of this natural campus. In fact, just the other day they spotted a group of wild pigs enjoying our campus by the president’s house. 

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Mr Yim, our Gardener, loves working here as it is refreshing with no pressure.
Mr Andy Lam, Head Gardener, has seen our campus turn into a fairyland when it gets so foggy in the spring time.
They hope that our students and staff can learn to love and take care of the trees and plants.
As the best friend of plants, they thank students who report when they find plants trampled or with broken branches.

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