This is the other lily pond at the Penang Botanic Garden and it shows what the Garden could be like if it is designed properly.
These pictures were taken in August 2012. Thanks to blog reader tunglang for the great pictures.
Shrouded in ‘Avalon’ dimension of a botanic rainforest,
Nestles a serene pond of the Nymphaea.
Herein bloom the ancient virgins on slender legs,
Of pinkish & white complexion of the delicate few.
A congruous display of colorful tropical maidens,
Resplendent & cultured herbal floras of Malaya natives.
Nymphaea pubescens (pink waterlily),
Costus speciosus (Malay ginger),
Tectaria griffithii (fern),
Guarded by gigantic Kerayong (Parkia javanica) buttresses.
’tis old world sanctuary where Nymphaea still folk sing,
In the cool evening tranquility of rainforest cathedral.
A tribute to Charles Curtis (1853-1928)
botanist & landscape gardener of Penang Botanic Garden