Posted: 27 Feb 2014 08:19 AM PST
It was a cloudy day when I arrived at Bukit Tinggi Nursery one afternoon. The skies were gloomy but the colourful plants that were arranged facing the road made the nursery so bright and beautiful.
My excitement was heightened and I was really looking forward to what I would find as I set foot in the nursery. And sure enough, I was not disappointed...
Right at the entrance, on a bridge, was a row of pleasing vertical greeneries. The panels were filled with small potted plants in a few different colours and textures.
I was greeted by the owner, Mr Lim Seng Kit shortly after I entered the nursery. Our conversation got a little interesting when he pointed out to me several plants placed on a rack that he was told were lavenders. Besides that he also showed me a magazine that has a pic of a lavender which looks different than the ones in his nursery. He didn't think that they were rightly identified. And you know what, he was right as later when I got home, I found out that only one of the plants was in fact a lavender... possibly a variety of Lavandula angustifolia.
He also gladly shared with me his collection of precious books and catalogues on plants and plant care that he brought back from countries that he has visited over the years. I also discovered that he is someone who finds rare plants fascinating. As he flipped through the pages of the books, he highlighted some plants that he has not seen before. I was fascinated as well :-)
The other thing that amazed me was that he has also been to Pyin Oo Lwin, a place in Myanmar that was so memorable to me too! See photos of Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly known as Maymyo) at my Facebook.
Bukit Tinggi Nursery opens daily from 8.30am to 6.30pm.
Plant Variety Rating: 4.00 | The bigger shrubs are situated at one far end of the nursery. Those on the racks and hanging ones are small herbs, shrubs, vines and ferns.
I saw many pots of adeniums at one section and they were all on racks...
One thing that intrigued me was that they have some shrubs and cacti planted in trays. I really like them but would have wished that the plants were a lot smaller in size.
See how colourful the plants are...
Plant Condition Rating: 3.95 | Most of the plants are in good condition.
Layout Rating: 3.95 | The plants are not necessarily arranged in groupings. So if you are looking for a particular plant, you may need to go through all the racks ;-)
Garden Products Rating: 4.00 | There are lots of pots, rocks, ornaments and gardening supplies like fertilisers etc.
They have different types of fountains and figurines...
And even bird houses which I find very unusual :)
To view the map to Jalan Bahagia, click here.
Bukit Tinggi Nursery
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