Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Series of picture posts, Singapore Botanic Gardens 2015, post (3) Foliage By David Keegan

Singapore Botanic Gardens 
The Botanic Gardens in Singapore was founded at its present site in 1859 by the an agri-horticultural society with Lawrence Niven appointed as superintendent and landscape designer to turn what were essentially overgrown plantations and a tangle of virgin rain-forest into a public park. The layout of the Gardens as it is today is largely based on Niven's design. The Agri Horticultural Society, however, ran out of funds and, in 1874, the colonial government took over the management of the Gardens. It is also the only Botanic garden in the world to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(Post 3)
There is a bewildering array of exotica on display throughout the botanic gardens in Singapore in an array of pattern, geometry and contrast, whilst some resemble more a hard surface of lichen covered rock, or ornamental metal, rather than the leaf of a plant. many will be more familiar to western visitors  as house plants which can only be grown indoors, so its a real novelty and surprise to stumble upon them here thriving in their natural environment.

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