Persatuan Pekebunan Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan
Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society
(251 Selangor)
All Things Grow with Love

Our Esteemed Patron
YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr Chong Hon Nyan
PSM, DSGM, JMN, KMN, AMN, MA (Cantab), RCD (Singapore), DSc (Hon)

by Dr Francis Ng, former Deputy Director of FRIM

Not everyone is aware that there is a Secret Garden on the roof of the New Wing of the 1 Utama Shopping Complex, above the Rainforest. This will be the second visit by SFTGS to the Garden, once again with the guidance of Dr Francis Ng, one of our members and former Deputy Director of FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia). The Secret Garden is the brainchild of Dr Ng who made this roof-top garden of 30,000 sq ft possible through the extensive use of biochar, a light-weight material, as the growing medium. He will be on hand to point out the highlights of the Garden, and how the various plants were established.

Those making a re-visit to the Garden will be rewarded with new features – plants grown hydroponically and plants grown with LED lighting. Another enticement is the promise Dr Ng made that a few cuttings of certain plants may be given away.

Photography buffs can feel free to take pictures.

Date: Saturday, 11 February 2017
Time: 9.30am-11.00am
Meeting Point: Rainforest, 1 Utama

Please be informed that there is a carpark in the basement.

While there is no charge for the visit, donations from Members to the Society are more than welcome!

Please confirm your attendance with Ms Lina Santiago (016-2318504/011-28588786) – call or sms.

Volume 3 - Climbers, Bulbs,
Rhizomes, Tubers, Foliage Plants

This third volume of “Gardening in Malaysia” as with our previous two volumes, provides gorgeous photographs accompanied by useful information about the plants themselves. The subjects of this volume are climbers, bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and foliage plants. Some as you will appreciate are prima donnas like stephanotis demanding constant attention, while others like Honolulu creeper will happily reach for the sky with hardly a glance. We hope this volume will help you choose the most suitable plant for your garden. In addition there are eighteen chapters, many more than in previous volumes, with practical advice to guarantee you the most beautiful specimens of these lovelies.

ISBN 978-967-11225-2-5, A5 (146x207mm) size, Softcover, Colour plates

Price: RM28 per copy. Price inclusive of packing and postage (within Malaysia Only). Download this form for your orders. Contact: Selangor & FT Gardening Society h/p 011-28588786 or Lina Santiago 016-2318504.

Contents of Issue 3 - 2016:

  • Scenting Your Garden with Clerodendrum chinense (pictures)
  • Editorial
  • Scenting Your Garden with Clerodendrum Chinese
  • Plants for Cleaning the Air in your Home According to NASA
  • National Flowers of Frequently Visited Countries
  • Singapore Festival July 2016
  • Pictures
  • Gardening is a Rewarding Pastime
  • Acknowledgements
  • Points to Remember When Buying Plants
  • Down Memory Lane with Mum’s Chutney
  • Trivia
  • Book Review
  • Floria 2016

Guide to Gardening in Small Spaces

We are proud to announce that Ms Stephanie Choo, one of our members as well as a columnist in NST, has published the above book. The book is published by MPH under its MasterClass Series (no less!).

Those of you who live in a terrace or link house with limited garden space, or in an apartment with no land to speak of, will find this book full of useful information for gardening with such restrictions.

The book, in full colour, sells at RM35.90 per copy, and is available at all MPH bookstores. Do get yourself a copy!

— Dr Tan Swee Lian, President, SFTGS