Shilin Residence Rose Garden Undergoes Overhaul
Have you noticed a change in the rose garden at Shilin Residence?The Public Works Department employed “green” ecological engineering and based on the principle of restoring the old vintage look to overhaul the landscape of the rose garden. In addition to maintaining the original appearance of the garden, it also planted a new batch of roses in preparations for a blooming garden in the future.Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) Director Huang Li-yuan remarked that the rose garden of the Shilin Residence is one of the most important tourist attractions of Taipei City and the soul of the Shilin Residence Park. During springtime, beautiful and brightly-colored roses decorate the entire garden, drawing large number of tourists to the location. Yet, the rose garden has faced problems such as the wear and tear of old facilities and buildup of stagnant water inside the garden. To ensure tourists enjoy their visits to the facility, the management decided to overhaul the garden, retaining the original appearance while refurbishing the drainage system, pavement, and barrier-free access options.According to Chief Ho of the agency’s Horticulture Management Division, there are five different species of roses in the garden, including 24 types of floribunda roses, 10 types of English roses, 9 types of French roses, 24 types of hybrid tea roses, and 23 types of shrub roses. In addition to the roses, the agency also planted 55 prune trees representing the former resident of the complex Chiang Kai-shek.