Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year begins on the 10th February with as we welcome the Year of the Dragon.
This year we are hosting a Lunar New event at Eden Gardens with artist Jayanto Tan, whose work is featured as part of Eden Unearthed. Jayanto will explain his work over a cup of tea in our private dining room, and you will learn to make spring rolls, then enjoy a selection of mini Chinese-Indonesian treats. You can join this celebration on Sunday 11 February at 11am. Bookings are essential.
Naturally, plants play an important part in Chinese New Year. Anything with red or orange flowers, fruit or foliage is highly valued, being the "lucky colour". Cumquats are particularly auspicious as they can flower and fruit at the same time. We also have some stunning Jade plants (Crassula ovata). Put them potted at the right-hand side of the front door to bring wealth and prosperity…and failing that, the young leaves taste like Granny Smith apples and can be used in salads and they make hardy pot plants and are drought tolerant!
Indoors, why not check out some "Chinese Evergreens" or Aglaonema. They are one of the toughest indoor plants available and are good Feng Shui. Lucky Bamboo (Dracena sanderana) or Lucky Plant, as it is also known, is grown for attracting joy, breaking hexes, and encouraging good health – and we have many to choose from.