Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best ever-flowering climbers for a tropical garden

In the tropics it is possible to make an ever-flowering garden using ever-flowering plants. Among the most spectacular of such plants are 20 species of ever-flowering climbers. These are  described and illustrated in the December 2016 issue of the UTAR Agriculture Science Journal that can be obtained by logging into

All these climbers may be viewed at the Secret Garden of 1 Utama in Kuala Lumpur except for the stephanotis which died last month. To my regret I failed to propagate it when I had the chance. Now I have to hunt for another plant. Last week I removed the Indian morning glory Ipomoea indica when I discovered that it was threatening to take over the whole garden by producing long runners that were spreading and branching underground. I will have to replant this in an isolated garden bed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Best rooftop garden in the world?

Visitors have been commenting that the Secret Garden of 1 Utama  is better than any rooftop garden they have seen in Japan, Korea or USA. It has always been our aim to reach the top and we seem to have succeeded.

We have a new  brochure for the Secret Garden just delivered this week. Visitors can pick this up at the garden when it is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Entrance to the garden is free.