Gardens Of Perpetual Summer: The Singapore Botanic Gardens
by Tinsley, Bonnie
About This Book
This outstanding volume shows how and why Singapore's Botanic Gardens have for 150 years held a special place in the lives and affection of Singaporeans. It describes the history, resources and scientific achievements of the Gardens which since 1859 have been expanding (now to 63.7 hectares) on the Tanglin site. Archival documents, plans and photographs show how from its earliest days, purposeful scientific work and the provision of beauty and amenities for the public have been the aims achieved by generations of staff and volunteers.
Illustrations and colour photographs illuminate the account of the redevelopments of 1989-2006 and of the Specialty Gardens, the Bukit Timah Core, the Orchid Breeding Programme, the Gardens' administrative and business policies and educational outreach programmes of today. With bibliography and index.
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