Gardenwise

Jul 2010, Vol.35

Articles:

The jewels, the cheats and the one-day wonders

A spreading alien fern in Singapore Tectaria incise Cavanille

A gift from the rain forest – yams in history, food, sex and medicine

Bamboozled... by Southeast Asia’s bamboos

The re-discovery & conservation of Bulbophyllum singaporeanum

Revisiting the Gardens masterplan

Flower Power – Singapore Garden Festival 2010

Regular Features:

Message from the Director

Around the Gardens
International Certificate in Botanic Gardens Management in the
Asia Pacific Region
Watching murals grow!

Ginger and its Allies
Ensete lasiocarpum - The end of the monotypic banana genus Musella

From Taxonomy Corner
Travelling for taxonomy

From Education Outreach
‘Go out and learn’ – Ministry of Education Kindergarten
Conference 2010

Book Review
The Ginger Garden

Research Fellows
Botanical research fellows in the Gardens 2009-2010

What’s Blooming
The bullock’s eyes

Key Visitors to the Gardens
January – June 2010

From the Archives
Century of Ferns

 

Jan 2010, Vol. 34

 

Articles:

Collecting & conserving Thai Convolvulaceae

Spotlight on research: a PhD project on Convolvulaceae

Sowing the seeds of conservation in an oil palm plantation

Propagation of a very rare orchid, Robiquetia spathulata

150 years of connecting plants and people

Regular Features:

Message from the Director

Around the Gardens
Convolvulaceae taxonomic workshop

What’s Blooming
Upside down or right side up? The baobab tree

Ginger and its Allies Spindle gingers – jewels of Singapore’s forests

From Education Outreach
“The Green Sheep” – a first for babies and toddlers at JBCG
International volunteers at the Jacob Baltas Children’s Garden

From Taxonomy Corner
The puzzling bathroom bubbles plant...

Book Review
Gardens of Lanka

Beyond the Gardens
Zingiberaceae symposium in Yunnan
The 3rd South East Asia Botanic Gardens Network (SEABG) Meeting
Two regional meetings on ASEAN biodiversity held in Japan

Staff Publications
Publications by Gardens staff in 2009
H.M. Burkill Research Fellowship

Key Visitors to the Gardens
July – December 2009

From the Archives
Famillies des Plantes, Vols I & II by Michel Adanson (1727-1806) Paris: Chez Vincent, 1763

Jul 2009, Vol. 33

Articles:

150th celebrations: Celebrating 150 magical years of the Gardens

150th celebrations: An open conversation with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew: The greening of a nation

150th celebrations: Jane Goodall and friends speak on conservation and biodiversity loss

150th celebrations: A tribute to two Grand Dames

150th celebrations: Putting a stamp on history: the Gardens and SingPost Celebrate the 150th anniversary with the launch of
a stamp series

Gregarious flowering of some native orchids of Singapore

Darwin and plant movement

Dragonflies of the Gardens

Flowering Giants in the Gardens

Regular Features:

Message from the Director

Around the Gardens
Greening things up
The Gardens’ logo: the history of the lakka palm
Strange encounters of the fourth kind
Willi Henning Society XXVIII meeting

Notes from the Economic Garden
All hail the queen!

Ginger and its Allies Hedychium longicornutum – a stunning epiphyte from Malaysia

Book Review
Mr Roscoe’s Garden by Jyll Bradley

From the Orchid Species Collection
The ‘rat tail orchid’ Paraphalaenopsis labukensis and its allies

Beyond the Gardens
ASEAN +Three Regional Meeting on “Global Taxonomic Initiatives: Needs, Assessment and Networking”

Key Visitors to the Gardens
January – June 2009

From the Archives
The Malay Archipelago

 

Jan 2009, Vol. 32

Articles:

Ginger hunting in Vietnam

Liparis ferruginea: A terrestnal orchid pioneer

Garden icons: the Bandstand & Swan Lake Gazebo

Award-winning orchids at the Singapore Garden Festival
Orchid 2008

Morning glories in Japan

Trees from another era

Waging war on Dioscorea

Butterflies of the Gardens

Regular Features:

Message from the Director

Around the Gardens
Chopin sculpture unveiled
Volunteer tea reception
Carnival fun at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
A benefit for plant conservation

Notes from the Economic Garden
Introducing an international superstar...

What’s Blooming
An amazingly long bloom – Metroxylon salomonense
The flaming reds....
Kopsia singaporensis – Always blooming!

Ginger and its Allies The genus Gagnepainia – orchids or gingers?

From Education Outreach
Stage programmes & the Clarins Learning Garden at the Singapore Garden Festival 2008

From Taxonomy Corner
Name calling...

From the Orchid Species Collection
Tropical American orchids in the Gardens

Book Review
FRUIT – Edible, credible

Beyond the Gardens
Monocot meeting in Denmark
Singapore Garden Festival goes to Ellerslie International Flower Show
The American Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention 2008

Staff Publications
Publications 2008

Botanical Research Fellows in the Gardens
Botanical Research Fellows in 2008

Key Visitors to the Gardens
July – December 2008

From the Archives
1889 Guide to the Gardens

 

Jul 2008, Vol. 31

Articles:

Meandering through pandan peat swamp forest

Iridescence in the Gardens

The Rain Forest Boardwalk – towards conserving a living legacy

New records of Sphagnum moss in the lowland tropics

Exploring plant biodiversity on the Philippine island of Camiguin

Deception and seduction: the secret life of orchids

Regular Features:

Message from the Director

Around the Gardens
Screening of ’An Inconvenient Truth’
A dance musical
First Asian Bryophyte Red List meeting held at SBG
A new volunteer tour
Volunteer tea reception
Spices galore!

New and Exciting
Stinking Beauty: Amorphophallus paeonifolius

Ginger and its Allies Scaphochlamys kunstleri – colours in the shade

From Education Outreach
Earth Day Special Programmes – a first time collaboration with the Green Volunteer Network
What is JBCG? Come and explore...

From Taxonomy Corner
A specimen from Singapore returns (just for a visit)

From the Orchid Species Collection
Flickingeria fimbriata

Book Review
Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa –The Essential Guide

Beyond the Gardens
Sealing new collaborations

Key Visitors to the Gardens
January – June 2008

From the Archives
Spices and medicines