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 Old Supreme Court Building.

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, as is the adjacent Chater Road.[1]

History[edit]

In the early days of British rule in Hong Kong, the site was part of the Murray Parade Ground. Then in 1851, it was opened as a sports and recreation area and became home to the Hong Kong Cricket Club and its ground. In 1975 Chater Garden took up the space left by the club when it moved to Wong Nai Chung Gap. The garden was developed in the 1970s, and formally opened on 10 October 1978.[2]

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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ingham, Michael (2007). Hong Kong: A Cultural History. Oxford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780199724475. 
  2. ^ Old Site of Hong Kong Cricket Club: Chater Garden, LCSD Antiques and Monuments Office
  3. ^ Law, Lisa (2010). "Defying disappearance: cosmopolitan public spaces in Hong Kong". In Orum, Anthony M.; Neal, Zachary P. Common Ground?: Readings and Reflections on Public Space. Routledge. p. 138. ISBN 9781135257552. 

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