China Malaysia Friendship Garden, Putrajaya

China Malaysia Friendship Garden Putrajaya

One of the more recent additions to Putrajaya’s cityscape is the China Malaysia Friendship Garden, which was officially opened last December to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia.

China Malaysia Friendship Garden, PutrajayaThe garden has been constructed in Lingnan style and incorporates a rockery, water features, decorative stones, traditional southern Chinese architecture, calligraphy, artwork and planting reminiscent of China.

No doubt this will become another popular location for wedding photos.

The garden is located in Putrajaya Precinct 4, in the shadow of the Seri Saujana Bridge.

China Malaysia Friendship Garden, PutrajayaThe garden forms part of Anjung Floria, an 11 hectare site being developed as the permanent home for Floria Putrajaya, Malaysia’s top annual flower and garden festival.

Entrance is free.

Putrajaya Floria 2014

View of Seri Saujana bridge from Putrajaya Floria 2014

The annual Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival known as Floria opened to the public today and continues until Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Its location has shifted slightly this year to a new permanent site in the shadow of Putrajaya’s famous Seri Saujana bridge. The organizers have introduced an entrance fee for the first time (previously free) but it is only RM3 (RM1 for children) and unlikely to deter the hordes of visitors.

Rolls RoyceMaybach

The King of Malaysia attended the opening ceremony and here a couple of fine vehicles from the Royal cavalcade.

Installation made from plastic bag materialCreative entrance display at Floria 2014

There is plenty of creativity on display and many of the show gardens make good use of unusual materials such as plastic bags (above left) and other recycled materials.

Water lilies at Floria 2014Pretty display at Floria 2014

The largest indoor pavilion showcases installations by professional designers and international exhibits from the region and beyond such as these (below) from Kunming China and Germany.

Four Seasons floral display from Kunming, ChinaGermany floral display at Floria 2014

The horticultural bazaar and handicraft market is bigger and better this year.

Handicraft ProductsMalaysian fabrics on saleCacti for sale at Floria 2014

You can find more details about Putrajaya Floria 2014 on my Malaysia Traveller website.

Plenty of fun activities at Putrajaya Floria 2014

Heliconia display at Putrajaya Floria 2014