Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tan's Camellia Garden

Tan's Camellia Garden in Cameron Highlands

A visit to the Tan's Camellia Garden in Tanah Rata,Cameron Highlands would be most interesting and fascinating. It is probably the only Garden of it's kind in the Asean region.The Garden is own by Mr Tan Chin Pa BSc who successfully incoporating Camellias as the major flower.

The garden is located at Tanah Rata , Cameron Highlands just before entering the town. It is a 5 minutes walk from Tanah Rata Town. It's also at the Jungle Trails #10 #11 and #12 to Gunung Jasar , immediately behind OLY Apartments.Tan's Camellia Garden is a well lanscaped garden.It's architecturally designed to suit the growing of Camellias which need partial shade, high humidity and well drained environment .

As the Garden take 10 challenging years to establish, planning and design.As a conservative effort, many wild native tress are left alone in the Garden, while slopes are planted with fruits,like persimmon, citrus and strawberrry guava to attract birds and wild lifes. Wild orchids, pitcher plants and endemic flower species are also preserved.

A"Tudor" style mansion. is purpposely designed and build to compliment the Garden landscape.It houses the main showroom for all information pictures and books pertaining to Camellias.The entrance front sees numerous camellias in pots ans Bonsais in display , are in full blooms.Some 1000 camellias plants, mostly hybrids are planted among trees and shrubs all over the garden landscape.While many imported hybrids are still growing and in trials, the more traditional Chinese and Japanese varieties are very much at home and bloom beutifully almost the year round. Is is considered a miracle as Camellias usually flower in the winter to spiring season.

For all nature lovers and gardens enthusiasts, this us simply the best place to visit and relax.Admisssion is free.