Originally published by Ching Yuen. Last updated by Alisa Chau.
Hong Kong is a renowned concrete jungle, but people seem to forget that half the city is actually covered in greenery, too. New Territories, in particular, has a lot of farms and eco-parks that not many people know about, but they are great destinations for a day trip to soak up Hong Kong’s natural beauties and the whimsical pastime of fruit-picking. That’s right—you can pick your own fruits in Hong Kong and you’ll get hauls that are not just strawberries, either!
Shine Muscat grapes are a delicacy from Japan, but did you know that you can find them growing in Hong Kong as well? Long Ping Strawberry Grape Farm specialises in growing Japanese grapes, using modern techniques to retain their sweetness and fragrance.
Depending on different seasons, the farm offers either Kyoho grapes, black currant, or Muscat grapes across the 200,000-square-feet vineyard that they put together. As their name suggests, strawberries are also available, as well as sugar canes to keep your sugar levels high while you’re out in the fields.
Long Ping Strawberry Grape Farm, Tai Tong Road, Tai Tong Village, Yuen Long | (+852) 9251 8926
Bet you never dreamed that Hong Kong has pineapple farms! Well, Go Green Organic Farm has a dedicated pineapple field to fulfill all of your tropical wishes. You can take a stroll through their pineapple patch and pick your own pineapple to bring home, or join one of their many pineapple-related activities, such as cooking, handicrafts, and more.
How do you perform handicrafts on a pineapple? Guess you’ll have to sign up to find out! And once you’ve had your fill of pineapples, why not go hang out with the farm’s very own alpacas? Snuggling with fluffy animals sounds like the perfect way to end a day.
Go Green Life, 4 Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long | (+852) 5579 2178
If you’re planning a day trip over to Discovery Bay, Grandpa’s Garden would be the place to hit up! It is a family-owned organic garden with a focus on vegetables, you can get your kids to pick up bits of vegetable knowledge and try their hand at farming. You can pick your own vegetables to bring home or you can rent your own plot of land to grow your own produce.
Grandpa’s Garden, Nim Shue Wan, Discovery Bay | (+852) 9137 0640
Note: Grandpa's Garden may be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
At Tai Tong Ecopark, there’s so much to do that you can dedicate a whole day to the park! Their fruit-picking farm operates all year round, with lychees available for summer, strawberries, grapes, and pineapples for colder weather. You can also jump on some children's car rides or chill with the farm animals or check out the organic mushroom farm.
Tai Tong Ecopark, Tai Tong Shan Road, Yuen Long | (+852) 2470 2201
Based in Fanling, Strawberry Garden offers five different species of Japanese strawberries that are all fat and juicy. Priced at $120 per pound, you can be sure to pick your fill of high-quality strawberries without emptying your purse. Children are welcome to make their own strawberry jam to take out with the utensils the farm kitchen provides, and adults can even cook their own vegetable dishes from the fresh produce the farm also grows.
Strawberry Garden, Ping Che Road, Lei Uk New Village, Ta Kwu Ling, Fanling | (+852) 2674 6198
One of the biggest strawberry farms in Hong Kong with 100,000 square feet of strawberries to choose from, Kam Tin Country Club is basically strawberry heaven if you visit them during strawberry season (usually from December to March).
There are farm animals to relax with, a bouncy castle for the kids and war games for all ages. There are scooters and bumpy cars for the more adventurous kids, kite flying for the more reserved ones, but we are sure everyone shares the passion for strawberries.
Kam Tin Country Club, 200 Tin Mei Mei Estate, Shui Tau Village, Kam Tin, Yuen Long | (+852) 5132 5131
Get a fruitful harvest at Fruitful Organic Farm! You can pick from a range of fruits and vegetables that are all organically grown, from watermelons and strawberries to lettuce, tomatoes, and water spinach. There are sauce-making classes, art jamming in their farm aesthetic, and farming classes if you ever feel like taking up farming and growing your own produce. Check out their Facebook page for workshop updates, and highlights straight from the farm.
Fruitful Organic Farm, 4 Shek Pai Village, Kam Sheung Road, Yuen Long | (+852) 9478 7797
Since 2003, Luk Yau Yau Farm has been providing organic farm produce in Hong Kong all year round. During winter, you can pick strawberries from France, fresh figs, and radishes as seasonal highlights. They also have over 30 different kinds of vegetables available if you are hungry, the owner would be more than happy to stir fry fresh vegetables of the day for you to enjoy.
Luk Yau Yau Farm, next to Chi Hong Institute, Lau Fau Shan, Ha Pak Nai | (+852) 9219 4066
Note: Luk Yau Yau Farm may be temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.