1841    
Charles Joseph Braine comes to Hong Kong for commerce.


1842
John Charles Bowring comes to Hong Kong for commerce.

1845
Merchant Thomas Chay Beale transports plants from Macao’s garden to Green Bank, established by Braine.

1850
Braine commissions a pith paper drawing of the paper’s production process, which is later sent to Kew.

1852
William Jackson Hooker, director of Kew, publishes an article, officially naming Pith Paper Plant as Aralia ? papyrifera.Bowring successfully sends two live Pith Paper Plants to Kew.

1861
Demolition of Green Bank. The budget for the Hong Kong government to build a botanical garden is approved.

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