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By Yannie Chan | March 23rd, 2021
  • New Territories, Tsuen Wan
  • Starts : 1615939200
  • Ends: 1622332800

Tree Cottons: For several weeks during the early summer in Hong Kong, the city is covered by white cotton-y balls. The fluffy orbs come from kapok trees, a common species in Hong Kong that is currently in bloom right now, yielding rich red flowers on its spare stems. To encourage more people to appreciate the kapok trees sharing our city, The Mills has organized the “Nice to Meet You, Kapok” exhibition, exploring how kapok trees intertwine with urban life. Other than inviting the Conservancy Association to divulge more about the local species, the Mills created a stunning kapok-glass work with local art groups, a community map of where to find kapok trees and artworks depicting stories of kapok trees and residents in local neighborhoods. Learn to make the classic “five flower herbal tea” (五花茶) with kapok flowers, make natural kapok dyes, or attend a community guided tour to appreciate the trees in person!

Photo courtesy of the Mills

Where? The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan

When? Now through May 30, 2021

How much? The exhibition is free, while events and workshops start at HK$150

How to participate? Sign up for their workshops at the event page here

Looking for more to do? See what else is happening in Hong Kong.