The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today opened the Western-style Garden of Remembrance at Wo Hop Shek Kiu Tau Road Columbarium Phase V.
From tomorrow, the public can apply to scatter the cremated ashes of loved ones at the facility. It has memorial walls for mounting plaques in their memory.
The columbarium will have both a Western and a Chinese-style garden. The West Wing garden has a Western design concept and is decorated with stone animal sculptures and a plaque wall. The East Wing garden is under construction, and will comprise three tiers carrying Chinese plants - bamboo, plum and willow. It will open in the summer.
People can scatter ashes themselves or with the help of department staff. Memorial rituals can be performed, and family and friends can visit the garden at any time.
It brings the number of memorial gardens under the department to 11. They are located in eight public columbaria at Cape Collinson, Diamond Hill, Wo Hop Shek, Fu Shan, Kwai Chung, Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, and Lamma Island.