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Tourism Malaysia's Fabulous Chelsea Flower Show Gift to Paignton Zoo

PUBLISHED: 20:39 14 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:33 20 February 2013

His Excellency Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, the Deputy Malaysian High Commissioner in London.

Photo by Anita Newcombe

His Excellency Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, the Deputy Malaysian High Commissioner in London. Photo by Anita Newcombe

His Excellency, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, the Deputy Malaysian High Commissioner in London, presented fabulous plants from the gold medal winning Tourism Malaysia Garden at Chelsea Flower Show to Paignton Zoo today.

LIFE AFTER CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW FOR THE TOURISM MALAYSIA GARDEN




His Excellency, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, the Deputy Malaysian High Commissioner in London, presented fabulous plants from the gold medal winning Tourism Malaysia Garden at Chelsea Flower Show to Paignton Zoo today.



An official handing over ceremony took place at Paignton Zoo today, where Councillor Derek Mills, Chairman of Torbay Council, accepted a gift of plants from the gold medal winning Tourism Malaysia Garden from His Excellency, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, the Deputy Malaysian High Commissioner in London.



The Tourism Malaysia Garden won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the second year running. The 2011 garden took its inspiration from the winding jungle streams and rich traditional architecture of the Malaysian Archipelago. In 2010 the plants and materials from The Tourism Malaysia Garden were donated to RHS Wisley Garden and Chelsea Physic Garden.



Paignton Zoo is a botanical and zoological garden and also a registered charity. As a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, the attraction is an ideal partner for Tourism Malaysia to donate its native plants used at this years Chelsea Flower Show.



The Minister of Tourism Malaysia, the Hon. Dato Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen commented:



We are extremely pleased that the spirit of our Malaysia Chelsea Flower Show garden will live on at Paignton Zoo. It is a privilege that we are able to share our Malaysian plants with visitors to this British institution. We look forward to a long and fortuitous relationship with Paignton Zoo. It is a worthy beneficiary of our gift and in keeping with our long term commitment to parks, gardens, nature and wildlife.



Plants included in the Tourism Malaysia gift to Paignton Zoo include tropical ferns, palms, elephant ear yams and the rare Malaysian Osmoxylon. All reusable tropical plants from the Chelsea Flower Show garden ha

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