我們的歷史 / Our History

高華花園Clover Nursery

我們的歷史

高華已經有超過90年歷史,始於1929年,坐落於黃竹坑新圍。新舊圍村地勢平坦,適合耕作,村民由古代到二、三十年代就種植水稻,到五、六十年代仍有從事農耕活動,出產蔬菜、豬牛養殖等。在20世紀後,政府開始收回農地,興建海洋公園和香港仔隧道,但新圍村仍然保留少量農地繼續耕作。

高華公司創辦人謝先生為一名出色園藝家, 為著其濃厚興趣, 收購了公司現址作爲園藝用途。 其後, 謝先生為了獲取高品質蔬菜及花卉種子, 率先從西方國家引進種子,在新圍村試種不同的西菜,例如西生菜、西蘭花、西芹等。隨後更從自用性質, 發展為零售及批發本地市場。 直至五十、六十年代, 種子商貿發展迅速,本公司因爲提供高質素種子而確立品牌。 同期,本公司與幾家國際上主要的種子公司開始建立商伴關係。

三十年代西生菜試種

1967年,謝先生派送其兒子謝天佑Anthony Tse 到美國加洲大學攻讀園藝。1975年,Anthony Tse取得植物生理學博士榮銜回港,並接管本公司。謝博士憑著其專業知識以及濃厚興趣,致力發展本土種子業務, 另一方面發展國際種子貿易,而八十年代中更負責幾家國際種子公司在中國的生產線。現在高華種子致力培育及開發新品種,未來高華高質素產品會不斷推出市場,為種子業界服務。

新巴黎農場,現時為海洋公園一部分 / 高華花園養殖的豬

高華已經成立超過90年,能和各界分享這成果,實屬榮幸。高華能夠在全球種子產業取得成功,有賴於各界的支持,特別是我們的員工、客戶、合作夥伴和最重要的農民。感謝你們對高華的信任,讓我們堅持繼續提供優質的種子和服務。

我們的使命

(1) 以農業為基礎,以科研為後盾,憑著我們90年的專業知識,通過嚴格測驗,把最優質的種子帶給市場。

(2)致力向農民提供優質種子,幫助農民提高生產力,增加農民收入從而改善其生活水平。

 

OUR HISTORY AND VISION

Mr. Andrew Tse, the founder, established the company in 1929. He was an excellent gardener, in order to pursue his interests in gardening, he purchased a piece of land in Shouson Hill and started to grow vegetables and flowers on his farm. In addition to obtaining seeds from the local market, he also spent his days collecting better quality, and different varieties of seeds from other countries. As one of the first persons who introduced high quality seeds from western countries, Andrew started to expand his interests from personal hobby to develop seed retail and wholesale business to the local market. During the time in 1950s and 1960s, seed trading flourished rapidly in Hong Kong, our brand became well known at the local market and served as the market leader on high quality flower seeds. Meanwhile, the company also began to establish relationships with the major international seed breeding companies in Japan, the US and Europe.

In 1967, Andrew Tse sent his son, Anthony Tse, to the University of California at Davis to study Horticulture. Anthony Tse returned in 1975 with a doctorate in Plant Physiology and joined the company. He continued to develop the seed business, in addition to the trading business on importing and exporting, contract production of hybrid seeds in China was started in mid-1980s for foreign companies. We also started to develop our own products. The Seed Production Department was established in 1986 to provide contract production of vegetable and flower seeds for overseas companies in China. In 2019, we will be celebrating 90 successful years of doing trade in the global seed industry. We are fortunate to have flourished over these years, and it is all due to our employees, customers, business partners, and most importantly, farmers. We appreciate the trust that you have put in us, and we hope that the seeds and services we provide have been fruitful for all. We hope to have a long future and successful future ahead of us.