Saturday, 16 July 2011

Singapore Botanical Gardens

We got to the Botanical Gardens at 9 am but it was already busy. It opens at 5am. I think this must be for joggers and Tai Chi classes of which there were many in progress. There were also a number of school groups, either marching about or sitting round a teacher being taught about plants. The Gardens are quite large and we walked around for 2 hours and covered maybe 25% of it. There is a lot of garden apart from the orchid bit. 

Here is an example.

And this is one of their named hybrids.

And a lovely palm.

1 comment:

  1. There's certainly something to be said for having children abroad!!! Rosie



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.