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A mini garden for a slow life in the heart of busy Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 11:07 GMT+7
A mini garden for a slow life in the heart of busy Ho Chi Minh City
Nhu Ngoc waters plants in the garden. Photo: Thanh Chieu / Tuoi Tre

With a small garden of about 15 square meters, a woman has turned it into a green family corner so every member of her family can enjoy their spare time.

Nhu Ngoc sticks a mini shovel on the wall to decorate her small garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc sticks a mini shovel on the wall to decorate her small garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

With the aim of creating an entertainment space for her family, Nguyen Thi Nhu Ngoc, a resident in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, grows various kinds of flowers in the small garden including roses, orchids, and hydrangeas.

The 15-square-meter garden, which was a garden of vegetables before, has been “overhauled” by Ngoc to make it a gathering space for her family after hours of arduous work and studying.

“This space not only helps connect our family members but also raises my son’s awareness of leading a green lifestyle, which needs to be promoted in our society, especially in cities,” said Ngoc.

Ngoc hopes to be able to extend the garden to have a lotus pond with fish. She intends to have more kinds of flowers like daisies, apricot blossoms, and peach blossoms to celebrate the 2021 Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year, which starts on February 12 this year.

Nhu Ngoc waters plants in the garden. Photo: Thanh Chieu / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc waters plants in the garden. Photo: Thanh Chieu / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc brings an orchid container to the garden. Photo: Thanh Chieu / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc brings an orchid container to the garden. Photo: Thanh Chieu / Tuoi Tre
Family members sit around in the garden to chat and laugh with each other after hours of working or studying. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Family members sit around in the garden to chat and laugh with each other after hours of working or studying. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc cares for potted plants in her mini garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc cares for potted plants in her mini garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc takes care of a hydrangea plant in her garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre
Nhu Ngoc takes care of a hydrangea plant in her garden. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

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