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Images of Singapore Botanic Gardens

Author: Alvin Loh
Publisher: Singapore : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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With more than 150 years of history, the 74-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. It was responsible in its early days for the introduction, experimentation and promotion of crop plants, including the rubber tree; it also spearheaded orchid breeding and started a world-renowned orchid hybridisation programme. Today, it not only continues to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Loh
ISBN: 9789814677196 9814677191
OCLC Number: 912461189
Notes: "UNESCO World Heritage Site"--Cover.
4 perforated postcards on front and back covers.
Description: 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 19 cm
Responsibility: photos by Alvin Loh.

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With more than 150 years of history, the 74-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. It was responsible in its early days for the introduction, experimentation and promotion of crop plants, including the rubber tree; it also spearheaded orchid breeding and started a world-renowned orchid hybridisation programme. Today, it not only continues to play a vital role in the horticultural and botanical fields, the Singapore Botanic Gardens has become a fixture of the cultural landscape and the national identity. Images of Singapore Botanic Gardens takes the reader on an enchanting photographic tour of the gardens' varied landscapes. Highlights include the National Orchid Garden, home of the world's foremost collection of orchids; Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, the first children's garden in Asia; a lush Rainforest trail boasting rare tropical species; picture-perfect water features such as Swan Lake, Eco Lake and Symphony Lake; and some of the best-preserved specimens of colonial architecture in Singapore.

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