Author Archives: Longwood Graduate Program

The Taj Mahal and Ram Bagh

January 16 – Agra (written by Felicia Yu, photos by James Hearsum) (We make the Taj Mahal look good…) No trip to India would be complete with a visit to the Taj Mahal. And what would a visit to the … Continue reading

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Lodi Garden and the gardens of the President of India

January 15 – Delhi (written by Raakel Toppila, photos by Felicia Yu) (A view of one of the tombs) This morning we escaped the crowded streets of Delhi to enjoy the peaceful Lodi Gardens nestled in the heart of the … Continue reading

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New Delhi ‘Rest’ Day

January 14 – New Delhi (written by Ashby Leavell, video by Raakel Toppila, photos by Aubree Pack) (A common view from our travel van…) (We’re still on the fence as to whether they are crazy-efficient here, or just plain crazy…) … Continue reading

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

January 13 – Bangalore (written by Felicia Yu, photos by Aubree Pack, video by Raakel Toppila) (As the Conservatory is to Longwood, so the Glass House is to Lalbagh. Over 120 years old, modeled after the Crystal Palace in London, … Continue reading

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Brindavan Garden in Mysore

January 13 – Mysore (written by Ashby Leavell, photos by Raakel, Felicia, and Ashby, video by Raakel Toppila) (The garden is very popular with the locals – they come in by the bus load!) Saying goodbye to the humid tropics, … Continue reading

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The Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute

January 11 – Kerala (written by James Hearsum, photos by Aubree Pack) (The garden entrance – where we went through intense security!) The Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute outside Trivandrum, Kerala, India, was our first garden destination on the … Continue reading

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Thiruvananthapuram

January 10 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (Written by Aubree Pack, photos by James Hearsum, video by Aubree Pack) Say THAT five times really fast! (Seeds at the local market we visited) After arriving in India from Dubai (and surviving the airport … Continue reading

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Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort

January 9 – Al Ain, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (Written by Raakel Toppila, photos and video by Aubree Pack) (Although Al Ain Wildlife park is currently a zoo, it’s focus on conservation includes plant life) We began our day … Continue reading

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Oman Botanic Garden

January 8 – Oman (Written by Felicia Yu and photos by Ashby Leavell) One wouldn’t think that such a good time could be had in a garden that so far consists of a nursery, one planted habitat area, a variety … Continue reading

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O-man, what a day!

January 7, 2011 (written by and photos by Aubree Pack) The Dubai International Airport We’ve arrived! This is just a quick note to let everyone know that both groups (one from the states and one from the UK) arrived at … Continue reading

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