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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Secret Garden of 1 Utama

Scenic Sunday

The Secret Garden of 1Utama is located at the rooftop of a 9 storeys building at the 1Utama Shopping Complex. It is opened on weedends only and visiting hours are from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Here is the wonderful part. Visitors are welcome to take as many photographes as they like but smoking is prohibited. Admission is FREE. You just need to register yourself at the entrance. Do wear sunblock and bring along an umbrella or cap as this is an open rooftop concept, visitors may be exposed to the sun and rain.

The view here is breathtaking.

This garden is the brain child of 1Utama director, Datuk Teo Chiang Kok who was concerned about preserving the environment. It was fondly called the secret garden by the few who knew about it because its very existence was not revealed to the public or to most of the shopping centre staff. Previously only accessible through one hidden lift, now it is opened to the public. To read more, click here.

The size of this garden is 30,000 sq ft and it houses 500 species of tropical, sub-tropical, rare and unusual plants. As the brochure says, the soil medium is based on granulated horticultural carbon.

The names of plants and their origins are provided in smal labels at the base of the plants.

The plants in the garden are arranged under several themes such as:

a) Cacti, Succulents & Dry Climate Plants
b) Climbers
c) Accent Plants, Palms, cycads, Giant Aroids, Century Plants, Conifers and Bananas
d) Flowering Trees, Shrubs and Herbs
e) Foliage Plants
f) Temperate and Highland Plants
g) Herbs, Spices & Food Plants

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. It is really a great place to go for garden and photography enthusiasts.

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  1. A rooftop garden--what a great idea! Great plants, great views, and no cars! Lovely photos, thanks for the tour.

  2. A botanical garden on a shopping center's rooftop? That is absolutely amazing!

  3. The view IS breathtaking...what a wonderful secret garden....great shots of the flowers...I love the ornamental grasses in your first shot also...

  4. nice photos from the rooftop garden. been at a similar one in central London this spring, it's really amazing.
    Thanks for comment on my blog!

    /Christina, Sweden

  5. Interesting garden. Thanks for showing.

  6. Lovely photos. Lucy you to have a botanic garden like this near by you.

  7. It is a pretty garden...Happy SS! mine is up.

    Mine is here

  8. That is a lovely and interwsting garden! i would love to spend a holiday in Malaysia.

    My WS entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/2009/08/weekend-snapshot-57.html

  9. This is amazing! thanks for the info, I'll hope I get to visit this place when I'm there.

  10. What an amazing garden with a view. More buildings should have this. What a delight.

  11. What a great idea!I enjoyed the tour of this lovely garden.

  12. gorgeous dainty flowers.

    my entry http://southbrowneyes.blogspot.com/

  13. A beautiful and wonderfully diverse garden.

  14. This a diverse garden. Beautiful.

  15. A rooftop garden, what a unique idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pic's.

  16. Those ornamental grasses were planted in our hometown, I suppose it would be about 10 years ago now. I still think they look nice.


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