Fantastic Plants And Where To Find Them
Perdana Botanical Gardens, or Lake Gardens it was called before,
Is the place to go,
In Kuala Lumpur,
To see fantastical plants and more.
Trees with thick trunks and wispy tendrils for branches
Bring to mind Dr Seuss stories and characters’ adventures.
When you come upon a tree with sinister thorns but beautiful flowers,
With football-sized fruits like coconuts of ours,
Take heed in case one might fall,
The tree is, after all, named after the cannonball.
We then go down a lane lined with well-manicured trees,
’tis the topiary garden with the bonsai of the Japanese.
Behold! We come upon a secret garden,
With plants in giant pots,
Don’t want to know what it’s used for cookin’!
Let’s take a rest near the hidden pond,
With futuristic-looking trees forming canopies just beyond.
There are palm trees aplenty, both small and tall,
Including those that remind you of frilled-neck lizards, above all.
Flowers that look like flamingoes and parakeets
Make that stroll more enchanting as you stroll with your feet.
You’ll see giant trees, the size of eight hugging kids,
Soaring into the sky with its branches and twigs.
Look! Friendly hairy monsters with pretty flowers in their hair!
Surrounded by exotic orchids that you’ll see here and there.
Then you come upon stairs that lead to nowheres,
Oh, wait! There’s a picnic spot, at the top.
It’s perfect for lunch time or tea,
Before heading off with the family.
But oh! There’s so much more to explore!
Fear not, little ones, we’ll be back to explore even more!
From an avid magazine reader in her teens to a writer and editor today, Zurien honed her skills at various publications including CLEO, K-Zone, Prestige, The Malaysian Women’s Weekly, LISA Malaysia, MSN.com.my, GLAM Junior, Going Places, kayak.com, HerInspirasi.com, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Tropicana Magazine and Convergence by Malaysia Airports. Zurien hopes to inspire readers to enjoy the best of travel and lifestyle experiences at Gadabout.