Last Saturday, more than 80 gardening enthusiasts spent their Deepavali afternoon at HortPark, immersed in a world of their own – The World of Bryophytes.
Dr Benito delivering the talk on bryophytes at HortPark’s Fruit Room.
Thanks to Dr Benito C. Tan (Keeper of Herbarium), Mr Loh Kwek Leong (Killies.com) and Ms Serena Lee (SBG Herbarium), the audience was kept captivated by all things ‘mosses’ in a talk-cum-demonstration entitled ‘The Amazing World of Bryophytes: Unveiling its Science and Beauty’.
Serena from the SBG Herbarium giving a demonstration on how to make a moss terrarium.
Apart from getting up close and personal with an interesting selection of mosses, participants were treated to demonstrations on how mosses effectively liven up our aquariums and terrariums with their unique beauty. In addition, many amongst the audience were also fascinated by the refreshing concept of a moss vertical garden that was featured by Ms Ng Yi Min of NUS.
Mr Loh from Killies.com showing how to tie an aquatic moss onto a piece of driftwood during the demonstration on how to make an aquatic moss garden.
To round up the session, participants were treated to a bonus tour of the Lifestyle Corner to view the display on all things ‘leaves’, the current theme for the month.