Spring Time At the National Botanical Garden

Last update: 19/03/2014

By Muhammad Zaini Mohd Zin

KUALA LUMPUR -- It was Spring time at the National Botanical Garden in the second week of March, drawing tourists to the various species of flowers which bloom during the season.

Major attraction to the Shah Alam Garden was the Four-Season House.

Its Information Officer, Ahmad Sabirin Abdul Mutalib says, various types of flowers from Holland such as tulips and hyacinth were on display during the Spring Carnival.

“A total of 21 species of flower plants were selected to adorn the landscape in the Four-Season House, which has a temperature of seven degrees Celcius,” he told Bernama.

In conjunction with the programme held from March 8 to March 16, several activities were held such as art competition, exploration, flower sale and expo as well as a cultural show by the Orang Asli Association (Mah Meri & Temuan Group).

At the same time, an Effective Microorganism demonstration also took place to create public awareness and interest toward herbal plants.

In Malaysia, there are over 700 types of herbs with various uses and values and are commonly used for medicinal and health purposes.

A teacher from the Sekolah Agama Rakyat Felda Jeranau Barat, Terengganu, Suliana Sulaiman says, there was so much that she learned from the visit, especially about the plants at the scenic garden.

“It was a truly great experience for me and my pupils,” says Suliana, who adds that information on the plants would benefit both adults and children.