Garden of Eden in shopping complex August 30, 2007Posted by asianpixmen in Flora/Plants, Malaysia, Places.
The One Utama shopping complex has one of the most interesting indoor gardens in Klang Valley. For those who are unaware of its existence, it is located somewhere in between the old wing and new wing of 1 Utama.
There is a botanist who looks after the place. He has a team of full time 1 Utama “gardeners” to help keep the place in pristine condition. There is no soil at the indoor atrium because soil would be more of a hindrance than anything else. So the solution which was decided a long time ago was charcoal.
The garden which has trees and shrubs grown and transplanted at its conception reach the height of about three floors. That explains the series of escalators that are found in the area and the levels that provide a semi-panoramic view of the indoor garden.
The story behind the 1 Utama atrium is not well publicised but the results are obvious and well received by shoppers who go there for a respite.