I often tell them about this very famous nurseries, the ones located in Sg. Buloh.
These places were very famous then for the very cheap or close to say affordable prices for wholesale plant supply around the Klang Valley Region.
It was very challenging then when you get there by the word of mouth.
Nowadays with the help of Waze, its so much easier and less hassle.
This post is more or less the roads that leads to the famous place where I purchase most of my plants.
Most of these plants supply are coming from Cameron Highlands,
some are brought from Thailand especially during the festive season.
I realized now that the plant priced had been hiked up recently.
What used to be like RM5 - RM7 has now come to RM10.
The cheapest now are now sold for like 3 plants for RM20.
Still its cheaper than most vendors in KL.
Apparently the supply comes from here and therefore the price increases from one hand to another.
OK getting back to the direction.
My landmark is the Sg.Buloh Hospital.
We shall use that as the first marker.
Here - just follow the signboard and just go straight along the main road.
Unless you are using the Highway, you might be coming from here.
Do turn to left towards the Hospital.
on the left you will see a field.
continue to go straight and you will note few nurseries along the roadsides.
If you have all the time, do take the trouble to check the plants and inquire the selling price. Sometimes its cheaper and sometimes it's a little pricey.
The only thing that makes the difference is the number of plants you are planning to buy for a better bargain. At times, the plants sold here are not available at the main center and vise versa.
There is a small river and a bridge that leads to the nurseries.
You need to turn left once you see this.
Once turning left you will come to the place called:
Dewan Orang Ramai
Beside it is the big signboard giving full details
of all the nurseries in that stretch.
There is a Buddhist Temple at the end of the road.
You can make a U-turn there if you are driving all the way as there is a small road that leads back to another side roads along the "Dewan Orang Ramai area"
Or you can just park alongside of this road
(also some parking space at the Dewan Orang Ramai area)
(Its a good idea to park it here during weekends as too many cars and lorries goes in & out making the road very tight and create a very heavy traffic - a small 2 way road becomes one-lane & everyone squeezing in & out; not worth the trouble)
This place is recently named as Taman Muzium Warisan Kusta.
I believe its now considered as a heritage site,
somehow after a long ordeal of battle where once they were about to be shifted out to a new location and something like that of a sort...
(I'm really not sure of the details)
Location: (click link below)
The "Dewan Orang Ramai" visible after turning to the left together with the big signboard stating all the nurseries listed in that vicinity.
This is how it looks like on a weekday mornings.
Few pointers before you plan to go for plant shopping:
1) Bring a Water BottleIt can be very hot & humid and it can really tax you in hot morning / afternoon sun.
2) Time to Shop
I would really suggest to come early morning around 10amThat would the best time when most of the suppliers bring their plants to these nurseries and you will be the first hand customer before they are grabbed by other vendors who also buy from here.
A good day to come would be on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Or do check with your favorite nursery when their weekly stock arrives. Saturday & Sundays seemed to be like what's left over after all the nice ones are already taken by the small business nursery vendors.
3) Plan what Plant you are Buying.
Not all is available here, mostly common and few novelty plants.Sometimes there will be a huge variety of stock of a singular species which is often seasonal.
Therefore it's good to check and do some research who supplies what plant.A lot of plant hunting is required - it's worth the time and effort as these plants are not often sold in bulk.
As I mentioned earlier, these plants are coming from Cameron Highlands and so they are fresh from the farm and most of them had not be acclimated yet. Therefore it really requires proper care before they are directly exposed to hot direct sun. Again, it depends on which species.
Few gardeners had also mentioned that plants sold here are much more cheaper compared to the ones sold in Cameron Highlands. I believe these were brought in bulk and therefore much cheaper.
The prices and plants change time to time and so up-keeping the value and availability is going to be a challenge.
Regardless, focus on what you want.
Unless other local nurseries grow the plants individually, it's still a good deal to get it from here compared to many places where the price is much more expensive.
I will be posting more detail experience of my visit in these nurseries in my next series.
Do check out my links on the detail pictures of what been currently sold in these nursery as for now.
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Part 1)
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Part 2)
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Part 3)
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Part 4)
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Part 5)
Sg Buloh Nursery Visits (Final Part)
Or to click on the label Plant Nursery.
I had recently visited Sg. Buloh after the MCO Period (1st week of July 2020)
Do check my video below: