Cornell University

Genesis of Gardens by the Bay, A Garden City Story

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 4:30pm

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center, Ten Eyck Room
124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

The home of three distinct garden spaces – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden – that cover 250 acres, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is a botanic garden like no other.  The Flower Dome in Bay South Gardens is the world’s largest glass greenhouse, and is home to plants and flowers from five continents.  The site is probably best known for its Supertrees, vertical gardens span 25 to 50 meters in height.

In this presentation, Felix Loh (M.S., ’00) CEO of Gardens by the Bay, will describe the impetus for creating the attraction, the impact it’s having on Singapore tourism, and  its role as a center for horticultural collections and education. In mid-winter, this will be an opportunity for us all to travel virtually to an island paradise.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Lecture sponsored by the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science and Cornell Botanic Gardens

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Event Type

Lecture

Departments

CALS Communications, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science, Southeast Asia Program

Tags

botanic_gardens_featured, horticulture, sips

Cost

free

Hashtag

##gardens, #public gardens

Contact E-Mail

dr14@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Don Rakow

Contact Phone

(607) 255-1045

Speaker

Felix Loh, M.S. '00, CEO, Gardens by the Bay

Speaker Affiliation

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Dept. Web Site

www.cornellbotanicgardens.org

Open To

Public

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