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  Links to botanical gardens on the web
The Devonian Botanic Garden was established in 1959 by the University of Alberta.
The mission of The South Carolina Botanical Garden is to serve as an interdisciplinary public garden whose focus is research and education in the areas of botanical and cultural conservation and the environment.
The Tallinn Botanic Garden was established in Kloostrimetsa as an institute of the Academy of Sciences in 1961.
www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk /html/botanics.html   (1056 words)

 Singapore Botanic Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was not until 30 years later that the present Singapore Botanic Gardens began in 1859, when the Agri Horticultural Society was granted 32 hectares of land in Tanglin by the colonial government, which had obtained it from merchant Hoo Ah Kay or Whampoa, in exchange for land at Boat Quay.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is undergoing a major refurbishment and redevelopment at the Tanglin Core.
Eco-lake at the Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Botanic_Gardens   (942 words)

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That Garden closed in 1829 and it was not until 30 years later the present Singapore Botanic Gardens was founded by a agrihorticultural society.
The Gardens spearheaded orchid breeding and hybridisation programmes in the region and played a key role in Singapore's Garden City programme through continuous introduction of plants of horticultural and botanical value.
The Gardens has embarked on the first phase of comprehensive programme to upgrade and redevelop this living resource into the leading botanic institution in the equatorial belt by the next millenium.
www.angelfire.com /wizard2/oz4/botanicgdns.html   (363 words)

 Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1884 Nathaniel Cantley, Superintendent of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, established the present Botanic Gardens and Charles Curtis was appointed the Assistant Superintendent.
The Botanic Gardens Department, was, in its inception, administered by the Gardens and Forests Department of the Straits Settlement.
As the Botanic is a must on the tourist trail, yet another mission of the Penang Botanic Gardens Department is to provide visitors with programmes that focus on the historical and cultural heritage of the gardens, the plant collections, natural landscape and rich diversity of flora and fauna.
www.surforever.com /botanika/index.php?page=history   (844 words)

 Travel in Singapore - Singapore - Asia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The original settlement north of the Singapore River remains the heart of the city; it is the locale of the principal commercial, government, and public buildings and the Anglican St. Andrew's Cathedral (1862).
The Singapore Botanic Gardens are to the northwest.
Singapore's churches and cathedrals were built well before the turn of the century and many are still used today as places of worship.
www.asiatravelling.net /singapore/singapore/singapore_culture.htm   (1401 words)

 BGCI—Botanic Garden Education for a New Millennium, Forward
In 1990, the Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG) was granted more administrative autonomy as part of the NParks, a new statutory board formed to formulate new policy for the national parks (the SBG and Fort Canning Park) and the nature reserves.
Garden staff have found teacher training to be a rewarding investment and exercise, since every trained teacher in turn passes on the knowledge and experience gained to his/her charges.
The purpose is to expose the students to the horticultural practices and landscaping concepts of a tropical botanic garden.
www.bgci.org.uk /congress/congress_1996_bbg/foong.html   (1694 words)

 Charliesbirdblog: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 09 August 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The SBG's website, by the way, gives prominence to the fact that a small patch of rainforest was enclosed within the Garden's original boundaries.
By the mid 1960s, the Gardens was taking a leading role in the greening of Singapore, and in 1973 it merged with the Parks and Trees branch of the Public Works Department, which became the Parks and Recreation Department.
SBG is open daily from 05:00 - to allow the crowds of joggers and tai-chi practitioners an early start - until midnight and entrance is free, though there is a small charge to access the world-famous Orchid Gardens.
www.charliesbirdblog.com /~charlie/SIN_botgdns_09082005/SIN_botgdns_09082005.html   (943 words)

 Tel Aviv University Botanic Gardens: a List of Botanic Gardens
Botanical Garden of Cagliari, Sardinia (archaeological excavations in the garden)
Villa Tresca Botanical Garden, University of Lecce, Lecce
Botanical Garden, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
www.tau.ac.il /lifesci/plant_sciences/gardens.htm   (488 words)

 Singapore Nature Parks
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a lush and serene 52-hectare park right in the heart of the city centre.
The Botanic Gardens are rather unique in that they contain a whole variety of flora from differing climates, which make for some surprisingly different settings within the park.
These gardens are the centre of Singapore's thriving orchid industry, and boasts four hectares of the fragile and beautiful plants.
www-singapore.com /attractions/natureandthemeparks.html   (1427 words)

The SBG Rain Forest boasts forest giants of a size rarely seen now in lowland mixed dipterocarp forest of Peninsular Malaysia, which have been subject to timber extraction, or in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore, where many of the large trees were cut down during the Japanese occupation (E.J.H. Corner, pers.
For the urban population of Singapore and tourists alike (and in 1994, 2.4 million people visited the Gardens of whom 44% were locals, Wong 1998), the SBG Rain Forest represents the most accessible rain forest as the Botanic Gardens are sited at the top of the main shopping street, Orchard Road.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is indeed fortunate to possess such a unique natural heritage feature in the Gardens that serves as a focus for scientific, conservation and education programmes.
www.bgci.org /congress/congress_1998_cape/html/kiew.htm   (1988 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Style Live: Travel
Singapore, modernization has swept away the grungy opium dens, crowded back alleys and narrow portside streets, replacing them with spiffy high-rises and look-alike housing clusters.
The Botanical Gardens are planted with a Victorian sensibility, which makes sense, since they were established by British colonialists in 1859.
The Botanic Gardens, whose main gate is at the corner of Holland and Cluny roads, are open daily 5 a.m.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/travel/index/stories/oneil08081999.htm   (589 words)

 Etaerio - A Plant News Weblog: Gardens by the Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Singapore to create one of the tropics' greatest botanic gardens on 94 hectares of prime waterfront land.
As of August 22, 2006, all new entries and most older entries are cross-posted to the UBC Botanical Garden Discussion Forums for discussion (you might need to use the search function to find the thread you are looking for).
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research is a department of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /weblog/001326.php   (339 words)

 Official Launch of Singapore Botanic Gardens 2005 Calendar
The SBG calendar is a community project sponsored by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. All proceeds go to the SBG Exhibition Fund, in support of the Gardens’ Public Exhibition Programme.
Today, the 52-hectare Gardens is a key civic and community regional recreational park, an important national tourist destination as well as a leading tropical and horticultural institution.
The Garden is also an important centre for tropical botanical and horticultural research, education and conservation.
www.exxonmobil.com /AP-English/News/SG_news_041004.asp   (660 words)

 Etaerio - A Plant News Weblog: Other Botanical Gardens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Though the article describes a tour of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii, its emphasis is on the conservation of native Hawaiian plants and the efforts against invasives and plant extinction.
The Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden was built jointly by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Kunming Plant Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The Poison Garden will feature some familiar plants such as belladonna and foxglove (which can both be seen in the UBC Physic Garden), but visitors to the Alnwick Gardens will also see many plants that they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere, such as coca and strychnine.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /weblog/cat_other_botanical_gardens.php   (3053 words)

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The 80-acre botanic gardens are close to the cityÕs center and brimming with approximately 3,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants set amongst lovely lakes.
Tanglin is the heritage core retaining the old favorites and charms of the historic gardens; Central is the tourist belt; and Bukit Timah is the educational and recreational zone.
Marsh Garden A depression in the terrain of the lawn which is susceptible to flooding after heavy rains has been effectively landscaped into a Marsh Garden.
www.tropicalgardening.com /SingaporeBotanic/SingaporeWord.doc   (1158 words)

 Bonsai in Singapore
These are nearly all tropical specimens (Singapore is at 1 degree N latitude and the weather was certainly tropical 30C and humid).
These picturesque gardens were constructed in the style reminiscent of a period approximately 800 years ago, during which Japanese gardening artistry was at its height.
The 30 year old bonsai garden is in fact the pride of the school and is integrated into the school's character development programme to help students cultivate patience and perseverance.
www.geocities.com /bonsai-in-asia/singapore.html   (1591 words)

 Singapore Botanic Gardens
This is clearly demonstrated with the excellence they have achieved over the years with hybrid orchids in what is known as the National Orchid Garden.
Singapore is on the Equator and has no real seasons other than one part of the year is a bit drier than the other part!
We were given a tour of the Gardens in a golf-buggy type of transport and were finally dropped off at our work area.
fcbs.org /articles/Singapore.htm   (1935 words)

 Travel Tips in Singapore
Singapore is awash with lush gardens and parklands as tropical greenery carpets the landscape.
It contains memorials of Singapore's early history dating back to the 14th Century and a Spice Garden, a small replica of the original 19-hectare tract Raffles established in 1822 as the first experimental and botanical garden in Singapore.
Close to the city, the Singapore Botanic Gardens combine both primary jungle and manicured gardens in a 52-hectare spread.
www.southtravels.com /asia/singapore/nature.html   (1100 words)

 -The Singapore Green Map-
The Singapore Green Map is the work of staff and volunteers at the Singapore Environment Council.
No part of the Singapore Green Map may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, graphic or mechanical form without the expressed permission in writing from the Singapore Environment Council.
Now the national flower of Singapore, it was discovered by an Armenian lady, Miss Agnes Joaquim, in her Singapore garden in 1893.
www.street-directory.com /sec/index.vm?go=botgar   (1660 words)

 Singapore Botanic Gardens | Singapore Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
The gardens were begun in 1859 and carry the hallmarks of Victorian garden design -- gazebos, pavilions, and ornate bandstands included.
This is still one of the world's great centers of botanical scholarship, attracting international scientists to its herbarium and library; the gardens' work on orchid hybridization and commercialization for export has been groundbreaking.
Parks are usually not on the tourist's itinerary, but the botanical gardens give beautiful backdrop to the city's sizeable expatriate community on the weekends.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=singapore@146&cur_section=sig&property_id=288411   (303 words)

 Singapore Hotels Guide - Tourist Attractions in Singapore: Botanic Garden
From an ornamnetal garden with roads, terraces, a bandstand and even a small zoo, it has come a long way in evolving into a leading equatorial botanic garden of 52 hectares.
Today the 139-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens is a star visitor attraction for the sophisticated traveller as well as the local resident.
Public buses to the Gardens are SBS 7, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, TIBS 75 and CSS 2 along Holland Road, SBS 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186 and TIBS 182 along Bukit Timah Road.
www.singapore-hotels-guide.com /singapore-hotels-guide/sightseeing/botanic_garden.htm   (369 words)

 bestgardening.com Singapore- Gardens Open to Visit
Singapore is a very green city - literally thousands of trees have been planted since the 1960's when a 'green' policy was adpoted.
The Orchid gardens are lovely and contain many named cultivars grown en masse, in the crevices of trees and, you will feel, just everywhere.
Singapore's largest commercial orchid garden- visit to see thousands of orchids and how they are grown.
www.bestgardening.com /bgc/gardenopen/seasiasingapore.htm   (445 words)

 SBG - 4th International Symposium on the Family Zingiberaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) has a long tradition in the study of gingers starting with Ridley’s seminal work, The Scitamineae of the Malay Peninsula in 1899, followed in 1950 by R.E. Holttum’s masterly monograph, The Zingiberaceae of the Malay Peninsula, which is still a classic in this field.
Recently, SBG opened The Ginger Garden, a specialist garden devoted to gingers and its relatives.
The symposium registration fee includes souvenir bag, teas, lunches, a Welcome Reception, The Ginger Dinner, free tours to National Orchid Garden and the SBG Ginger Garden, and a copy of the proceedings volume to be published in the Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore.
www.sbg.org.sg /igs/igs2006.asp   (1050 words)

 Singapore Botanic Gardens Rainforest Trail: on wildsingapore
The 1889 Gardens’ catalogue gave the following description of the Gardens’ Rain Forest ‘With one or two exceptions, this is the only piece of original jungle left on the island….
Singapore Botanic Gardens webpage: all about the Gardens: how to get there, what to do, and brief description of the tour of the rainforest trail.
Habitat Management: the Strategy to Preserve the Biodiversity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens Rain Forest by Ruth Kiew & Lena Chan: about the priceless value of the Gardens Rainforest and issues relating to its preservation.
www.wildsingapore.com /places/sbg.htm   (574 words)

 National Orchid Garden
The first "Botanical and experimental Garden" in Singapore was established in 1822 on Government Hill at Fort Canning by Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore and a keen naturalist.
The Garden was closed in 1829 and it was not until 30 years later that the present Singapore Botanic Garden was founded by an agrihoricultural society.
The Gardens is now in the process of making major improvements and creating new horticultural attractions to enhance visitor enjoyment and to make it a leading botanic institution.
www.fortunecity.com /greenfield/hawks/191/botanic.htm   (439 words)

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