MADE EASY:The upgrading works at the 101ha park will include parking facilities for the convenience of visitors
MULTI-LEVEL parking facility is among the facilities which would be included in the second phase of Perdana Botanical Gardens' upgrading works.
Attending one of his last functions as mayor, Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail, said based on the early development plan and survey made, there was an urgent need for parking spaces.
"Visitors find it hard to find parking, therefore in the second phase, we will build a multi-level parking facility for their use," said Fuad.
"We are also going to implement a single entrance for visitors in order to supervise the vehicles going in and out of the park," he said, adding that the park authorities will upgrade the buggy and bicycle services.
He added that the upgrading project which expected to be completed by 2014 will also include building a visitor centre, playground for children, a fine dining restaurant and a shop selling orchids.
"In phase two, the boathouse, deer park and the elevated shade at Panggung Anniversari are among the features that are being upgraded.
"As mentioned before, a playground based on Lat's Kampung Boy characters, garden for the disabled and canopy walk would also be build," he said during the Perdana Botanical Gardens Open Day on Saturday.
He added that the flora collections will be increased with more bromeliad, cactus, aroid, aquatic garden, bonsai and climber plants.
Upon completion, the 101ha park is said to be on par with the famous Kew Gardens in London, Singapore Botanic Garden and Melbourne's Royal Botanic Garden.