Photos of Hong Kong war gardens | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Photos of Hong Kong war gardens

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site, and I have been looking for histrorical photos of gardens made in wartime in Hong Kong (and Asia more generally). I know in WW2, internees in Stanley prison created kitchen gardens to supplement food provisions, and I also heard there were gardens in the grounds of some schools during the war.

I have searched the images on this site, but haven't found any yet. Is anyone aware of any historical photos on this subject? I would be very grateful for any comments or suggestions.

Many thanks

Best wishes,



The foreground of this photo shows the ground formed into ridges for gardening:

Stanley Camp
Stanley Camp, by Duncan Robertson

Hi David, that's wonderful - thank you so much for sharing the image! Do you know if there is a version of this wihtout the annotations on the website? I have had a look but couldn't find one.

So great to see an image, I have seen several mentions of the gardens in books.

Thank you.

Best wishes,


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