Category Archives: International Experience

Gardens by the Bay & HortPark

January 11, 2012 – Gardens by the Bay & HortPark, Singapore (written by Quill Teal-Sullivan, photographs by Wonsoon Park and Sara Levin) The past two days have been full to the brim with visits to many of Singapore’s beautiful parks … Continue reading

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Singapore Botanic Gardens and CUGE

January 9, 2012 – Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore (written by Wonsoon Park, photographs by Martin Smit and Wonsoon Park ) Even though Singapore can be very hot and humid the weather was cool enough for us to forget about our … Continue reading

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Safely in Singapore

January 8, 2012 – Singapore Zoo, Singapore (written by Martin Smit, photographs by Nate Tschaenn ) Everything went seamlessly as our group all ascended on Singapore from various corners of the earth. The drive to the hotel immediately blew us … Continue reading

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Travel to Singapore and Indonesia: follow us

This January the first year fellows will be traveling to Singapore and Indonesia for what promises to be an amazing International Experience 2012. Longwood staff members, Shawn Kister and Sharon Loving, will be joining for the Singapore leg of the … Continue reading

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The Viceregal Lodge and Botanic Gardens of Shimla

January 19 – Shimla (written by Ashby Leavell, photos by Aubree Pack) (One of the breathtaking views of Shimla, a town in the foothills of the Himalayas) Today we quickly prepared for our last garden visit of the trip, to … Continue reading

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

January 18 – Chandigarh (written by Aubree Pack, photos by Ashby Leavell) My apologies for blog posts coming through in ‘clunks’. We’ve had extremely limited internet access here in India. And where there is access, it’s been surprisingly expensive. But … Continue reading

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The National Botanic Research Institute

January 17 – Lucknow (written by James Hearsum, photos by Aubree Pack) (The group in front of the institute with the Director and two department heads) Video Link: All Aboard!!!! … the Crazy Train. (Before we talk about how awesome … Continue reading

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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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