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« on: July 12, 2014, 06:39:35 »

Hunting through of our pics I rediscovered these today. !st pic is the park under construction overview in 2012.

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On to Jan 2013 A view of the computer enviromentally controlled glass houses from the viewing area outside deck of 'super tree' restaurant. The taller glass house houses the cloud forest with lots of broms. inside pics to be added so watch this post.

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Views of the brom covered 'Super Trees'.  The trees collect water + solar from the tops to form part of the design to keep the park self sufficient.

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Some pics of brom vertical gardens on 'Super tree' structure

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Lots more to follow.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 11:44:30 »

We were there last year. the broms on the trees have certainly grown but not as nice as your pics. Some of our group were a bit disappointed with the broms as they seemed to have a lot of sun damage. Loved the different plants in the domes.
Our group spent a couple of days as there is so much to see and the towers lit at night are beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 07:54:29 »

First pic here is from inside the 'Super tree' structure looking up

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Now for some close ups of the vertical brom trays on the 'super tree structures'

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Hi Sunshine, great to see you have been here. We pass through Singapore as a rule on our way to my wife's family in Malaysia about once a year and made a trip to the gardens for a day not long after it had been opened. At the time I wondered about just how the broms would fear in the scorching sun especially since we have a small collection in Malaysia and have found conditions in the tropics difficult for the broms that are not given any protection. The problem is that it rains nearly every day usually heavy rain + lots of lightning & thunder and that's followed by the full blast of the oven like sun conditions with the end result been pretty bleak for the broms. We saw the gardeners replacing trays of plants on the Supertree's  and I imagine this would be a full time job. We are yet to see the garden at night as have always had other commitments, we do have some night time pics from others but feel free to show us yours please.

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 07:05:47 »

Hi everyone - Great pictures Jaga - A truly amazing place by all accounts. Unfortunately I'll never get to see it in person so please keep all the pic's coming and thanks for sharing.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 09:38:43 »

Selection of images of broms in the gardens. They dont have the colour as they are quite bleached out by the sun but at the time we were surprised how good they all looked. Nearly all the plants were brought in by Tropiflora, housed in a off site nursery and hardened to the conditions. Dennis Cathcart was in charge of this massive under taking and site installation.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2014, 09:30:47 »

On to the Glass houses, both were out of this world spectacular!! on a must visit. We left these to after mid day as we knew they were temperature controlled which was a welcome change from the Singapore heat.
The 'Cloud forest' is the one with broms so here's some selected images from there.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 12:32:34 »

Sadly the broms in the outside gardens don't look as good as your pictures.
A couple of the towers at night.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 03:34:38 »

That's all very neat!, the floating baby sculpture wasn't there when visited. Next time we will check out the lights
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 06:45:04 »

Nice pictures everyone - A couple of friends of mine who were there last month said it was an absolutely amazing place although they were disappointed with the quality of a lot of the brom's in the outside gardens, but then like any garden, there will always be problem areas simply because you can't control the weather.

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 08:38:47 »

Sounds like we were very lucky to see the outside brom gardens before the weather got them, just hope the pups have toughened to the conditions. Was hoping the many gardeners would keep on top of this. In Malaysia also on the equator we have managed to get a few to withstand the full sun, not by our choice but by non brom thinkers moving our plants about as we only return once a year and its always interesting to see where everything is, all gone. Will do a post on our plants there later. The big issue is the heat in that sun on the equator, pour broms are just getting fried. They need more overhead shade trees or a clever overhead shading system to give dappled light. 
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