The Garden Nursery

18 Apr, '08
The Garden Nursery

The Garden Nursery, originally uploaded by malyousif.

My friend Rami and I visited Anne Al-Jalahma’s "The Garden Nursery" this morning, despite the horrendous weather we are experiencing in Bahrain – thanks to the huge Iraqi sandstorm earlier in the week – the nursery itself was a sight for sore eyes and a replenishment for the soul.

It is the ONLY nursery in Bahrain that I felt is made and maintained by a gardener for gardeners. It really shows where the others are going wrong; for while the others are interested in "moving pots", ie, bulk sales with whatever the season throws at them, Anne’s garden is a well thought out collection of wonderful plants which she herself has propagated in Bahrain and have been tested in our own climate.

The gardeners working with her are also knowledgeable and give good advice as to where and how to place the plants once bought.

It is also one of two nurseries – the other being Jannusan Exotics – who actually bother to label every plant with common and scientific names. Anne’s; however, comes out on top once again as most of the plants not only have the clear labels, but pictures of the plants when mature and flowered. I am sure that if you take a picture of an obscure plant to her, she might even help you name it, as she did with a very tiny picture of a Clitoria I showed her on my mobile phone.

Overall, this is the best garden nursery in Bahrain, barring none, and should be the real refuge for all of us who are frustrated with the box movers.

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  1. patricia luboff says:

    Please where can I find this nursery? I found your blog through flicker and it’s amazing. I feel I learn more about Bahrain every time I read something you’ve written. My husband also enjoys your blog.

  2. Amanda says:

    It is the ONLY nursery in Bahrain that I felt is made and maintained by a gardener for gardeners. It really shows where the others are going wrong ?????????????????????????

    We Strongly disagree with this comment. Please visit “Horti Group” nursery and “ Durrat Business Development Nursery” before you JUDGE others.

  3. ummu6 says:

    Assalamualaykum

    may your garden thrive always. I really like to eat jarjir and i wonder can it grow in Malaysia? In what type of soil will it grow well, and does it need a lot of water? Can I find the seed or the sprout from your garden? What is its health benefits since I feel alert and more focused when I read alhamdulillah when I eat it a lot. I’m going back to Malaysia next week so i hope to bring back jarjir seed or babies with me, please?

    jazakallah khayr

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