On Saturday, 3 February 2018 Veronica-Clibborn Dyer has generously invited RAS members to visit her beautiful garden and adjacent buildings with Kwun Yam and Shing Wong Temples and a small museum of local field and lifestyle artifacts including deity ceramics. Take this rare opportunity to visit and hear more of the intriguing story, view the gardens, and enjoy a curry buffet lunch catered by Shaffi’s restaurant served on the spacious outdoor patio (weather permitting of course).
In 1996, Veronica Clibborn-Dyer and her late husband Ron, formerly a HK policeman, discovered a run- down property in the hills above Nam Chung in HK’s far north-east, overlooking Starling Inlet. Some good detective work and the lucky find of a scrap of paper with a UK phone number on it enabled them to finally identify the owner and background of the building and eventually an arrangement was established whereby they became live-in caretakers of the property. This involved years of hard labour by Ron and Veronica, clearing out a lot of old rubbish, since the place had been a refuge for women, mostly retired amahs who had nowhere else to go once their working lives were over. As well as cleaning up the property to make a home and conserve the place, Veronica and Ron created the most wonderful garden in the terraced grounds. With its beauty and charm, plus its position amid some of HK’s most stunning scenery, their Temple of Peace and Tranquility is truly a special and unique place.
Speaker: Ms Veronica Clibborn-Dyer
Transportation - details to be provided on registration
Admission: RAS Members $200; Non-Members / Guests $250
(incl. lunch, beer or soft drinks, tea & coffee-please alert us if any special diet needs)
Booking: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door