About the Book
Two soaring conservatories, filled with cool-climate plants from around the world. An indoor mountain and waterfall, wreathed in mist. Eighteen towering Supertrees, rising as high as 16 storeys, clad with a profusion of ferns, bromeliads, orchids. More than 1.5 million plants, consisting of some 18,000 plant groups, spread over an area equivalent to 90 football fields. A haven for wildlife in the new downtown. A recreational hub for the people of Singapore. A shining beacon for travellers from all corners of the globe. A dream of perpetual springtime in the Tropics. A vision made reality.
In just five years of operation, Gardens by the Bay has taken root, blossomed, and matured into a true Singapore icon. Illustrated with stunning photographs, The World in a Garden looks at the ingredients of its success, its array of signature programmes, and its plans for the future, while shining a spotlight on its world-class plant collection.
About the Author
A former National Parks Board Assistant Director, Bonnie Tinsley was part of Dr Kiat W. Tan’s team that helped establish the National Parks Board under the Ministry of National Development. She has worked as a professional writer in Southeast Asia, including a stint as a feature writer for The Straits Times, Singapore, and is the author of three books on the Singapore Botanic Gardens