Chater Garden

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Chater Garden
Plaque commemorating the opening of the garden
1953 photograph of Central, showing the ground of the Hong Kong Cricket Club behind the Legislative Council building (which hosted the Supreme Court at the time).

Chater Garden (Chinese: 遮打花園), located in the Central District of Hong Kong, is a public park directly east of the Legislative Council building. It is named after Sir Paul Chater, and one side of the garden is on Chater Road which is also named after him.

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Chater Garden took up space left by the Hong Kong Cricket Club, which was located there from 1851 to 1975, and which moved to Wong Nai Chung Gap. The garden was developed in the 1970s, and was formally opened on October 10, 1978.

Due to its proximity to the seat of government, the garden has been used as a location for political rallies and demonstrations by groups in Hong Kong such as Falun Gong.

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Coordinates: 22°16′49″N 114°09′40″E / 22.28037°N 114.16100°E / 22.28037; 114.16100