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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