Former Kai Tak runway transformed with sky garden (with photos)

     The Kai Tak Sky Garden, situated at the former runway of Kai Tak, opened today (May 21), the Civil Engineering and Development Department announced.
     The Kai Tak Sky Garden is Hong Kong's first sky garden built on curved and wavy noise barriers. With an approximate length of 1.4 kilometres and a size of about 2 hectares, the garden, planted with flowers and trees, is a new landmark in the Kai Tak Development. The sky garden will connect to the future Metro Park to the north, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the Kai Tak Runway Park, the future Tourism Node development to the south, and the planned developments on both sides of the garden and the promenade on both sides of the former runway.
     Encapsulating the theme of aviation, the sky garden gives visitors a sense of nostalgia for the old days of the former Kai Tak Airport. More than 80 species of trees and shrubs are planted in the garden, of which the corridor is divided into four zones around the themes of spring, summer, autumn and winter. They show not only the different colours of the four seasons but also the diversity of local plants.
     The sky garden has three elevated plazas, namely the Garden Plaza, the Lawn Plaza and the Fountain Plaza, each with unique characteristics. In addition, the Ground Plaza located at the southern part of the sky garden has an amphitheatre that can be used for leisure and recreational activities.
     From now to November 30, a time-limited 3D augmented reality mobile application is available for taking interesting photos at the check-in spots in the sky garden, enhancing the recreational experience of visitors.
     For more information on the Kai Tak Sky Garden and how to get there, please visit the website at

Ends/Friday, May 21, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00