Matched Magnolia grandiflora for the
Disney Shanghai Entrance
Shanghai 2012 - ongoing
Birkdale is providing horticultural and project management services and installation training to this prestigeous international joint venture between the Shanghai Government and the Disney Corporation. Also, Birkdale has developed three major on site nurseries to
provide 10,000 quality trees, grown using international best practice.
Hong Kong 2002-2006
Installing Brachychiton rupestris (Bottle Trees) from Australia
Disneyland Hong Kong engaged Birkdale in an extensive range
of landscape services over the park’s three year construction
programme from 2002-2005 including:
Sourcing and supply of plants from Australia, Malaysia,
Thailand, Indonesia, China and the Philippines – over 3
million shrubs and 5,000 mature trees – including specialist
plants such as topiary plant sculptures, 20 x 12m bottle trees
from the Australian outback and 84 matched 12m Phoenix
canariensis palms, the latter being for the main entrance
(photograph on Page 3). From Thailand alone, over 670
tropical and equatorial trees (up to 12m tall) and 25,000
shrubs (up to 1.5m tall) were sourced. This was a world first
in terms of scale and quantities of trees and inter-country
- Logistical management of sea freight including 800 x 40’ sea
containers of trees, palms, shrubs and groundcovers as well as
air freight of delicate plant species from Australia and Thailand.
- Phytosanitary preparation and international plant quarantine
procedures to meet Hong Kong government requirements.
- Installed 4,500 trees, 300,000 shrubs, 20,000 aquatic plants
and 15 hectares of turf.
- On site liaison with landscape architects, landscape
contractors, project managers, administrative staff, safety
officers and government inspectors.
- An Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) which
involved diagnosis and identification of pest and diseases,
selection and implementation of treatment strategies,
monitoring and progress reports, and staff training.
- Supplied, laid and maintained the Seashore Paspalum turf
for the two little league Baseball
Streblus asper being prepared
in Thailand; Streblus asper planted in Disneyland Hong Kong