Gardens of Perpetual Summer: The Singapore Botanic Gardens (Hard Cover)
Gardens of Perpetual Summer celebrates the Singapore Botanic Gardens: the legacy of accumulated achievements of one hundred and fifty years, and the amazing evolution into modern context of one of the world's most valued cultural treasures.
For many generations now the Gardens has provided a reservoir of beauty, knowledge and pleasure from which Singaporeans, foreign residents and visitors have drawn great benefit and inspiration.Today the Gardens enjoys many distinctions. Among them is a five-hectare garden containing the world's most extensive and comprehensive exposition of orchid culture, one of Asia's largest collections of rare palms, the first Cool House in the tropics to recreate the climatic conditions of equatorial forests, an irreplaceable library and herbarium collection, and a six-hectare tract of primeval forest in the heart of one of the world's busiest port cities.
Located since 1859 at its present matchless site in the city's Tanglin district, the Gardens' land mass has grown from its original 19 hectare site to reach 63.7 hectares at Bukit Timah Road.
Year Published: 2015