Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah was amazed to see the uniqueness of the herbaceous plants at UPM Agricultural Conservatory Park during her visit recently.
Datin Seri Jeanne led 10 delegations from the National Landscape Advisory Panel during the 45 minute visit to the park located at Institute of Bioscience. The panel expressed a deep interest in the herbaceous plants at the park and the concept of the agricultural park in particular.
“This park is very interesting, because apart from its exotic plants and herbs, it also provides information on the species,” she said.
Jeanne said she would return to visit the Conservatory Park as she could not visit the whole park that day. She also enquired about cultivation advisory services from UPM agriculture experts for her soon to be ready mini garden.
She seemed pleased when given cultivation advice by Tajuddin Abdul Manap, an Agriculture Officer at the Institute of Bioscience.
Before leaving the park, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's wife received the Kacip Fatimah herbaceous plant and Jarum Tujuh Bilah plant (traditionally used for the treatment of cancer) as memento.
Datin Seri Jeanne was accompanied by former Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Samsuddin Osman and Director-General of National Landscape Department, Datuk Ismael Ngah.
The establishment of UPM Agricultural Conservatory Park was the idea of UPM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah two years ago. The park has a collection of about 500 species of economical herbaceous plants. The plants are for biological science research purposes.
Prior to this, Datin Seri Jeanne planted the Keledang tree (Artocarpus Lancifolius) at the Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB) square, UPM in conjunction with the World Landscape Architecture Month.
Datin Seri Jeanne as the chairman of National Landscape Advisory Panel chaired the stated panel meeting in FRSB.