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The Foliage and Fruit Garden
source:Kunming Botanical Garden, KIB     author:David Sim Paterson     2012-05-15

The Foliage and Fruit Garden received much attention from the horticultural team during the latter half of 2010 and the results of these efforts were visible this year. Most of the ground cover plantings have successfully closed canopy and this greatly reduced the incidence of annual weed infestation and went a long way to suppressing the spread of pernicious weeds. Priority was given to the improvement of the lawn areas and grass paths and, in most places; the worn sward was replaced with new turf. The summer rains, combined with a conservative but effective irrigation program, brought about a good deal of recovery for many of the trees stressed by the winter drought of 2009/10. The 99 Gingko biloba trees which are planted along the northwestern boundary exhibited particularly good growth. Further tree planting was carried out in the semi-wild area on the upper reaches of the slope above the olive grove with the addition of ** Nyssa ******.


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