To exchange gardening experiences, the gardeners of Tirtagangga visited gardens of Nusa Dua at south-Bali. Accompanied by my deputy and cousin Agung Bagus (white cap) and my secretary and cousin Agung Dharma (black cap), the gardeners were pleasantly welcommed and escorted around the gardens by Pak Made Sudiarta (brown shirt), the gardening manager of Inaya Putri Bali, and by Pak Wirawan (white shirt), the gardening manager of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel.



Thanks to Tirta Ayu for profiding the facilities, an UKL-UPL (Usaha penKelolaan Lingkungan hidup - Usaha Pemantuan  Lingkungan hidup) meeting has been held at Tirtagangga to ensure a positive impact of the garden on its living environment. Among others, the meeting were attended by (standing) the UKL-UPL team members and by local authorities (sitting from left) I Nengah Badung (Head of the neighborhood Banjar Tanah Lengis), I Wayan Siki (head of the official village Ababi) and I Gede Ariana (Head of the traditional Adat village Ababi).



The staff of Tirtagangga as it was present in June, 4th 2017. Standing from left: Agung Peter (deputy treasurer), Ayu Surya (treasurer), I Kadek Bukig, my self (chairman), I Komang Bidengg, I Wayan Murdana g, I Ketut Paseks, I Ketut Yanag (deputy foreman), Mangku Bungt, I Gede Bidengs, Agung Bagus (deputy chairman) and Agung Darma (secretary). Sitting from left: I Nyoman Tinggals, I Gede Maradas, I Putu Liongs, I Nyoman Armadag, I Komang Tarmag, Ketut Kembarg, I Nengah Pasekg and I Komang Kembarg. Not in the picture: Agung Ardana (foreman), I Wayan Diksas, Mangku Mardanat, Mangku Tisnat and I Nengah Winartag (g= gardener, s= securitymen, t= ticketmen).



In the last period, many rehabilitation and maintenance works have been executed. Clockwise from top left: strengthening the Saraswati pond wall; reinforcement of the ancient Candi Kurung (enclosed gate) foundation before the stair is build; slabbing the children’s swimming pool floor; repairing supply channel to the fountains of the Versailles pond; gravelling the Meditation centre ground; erecting the Dedari (beautiful nymphs at water source) shrine; laying grass tiles to avoid muddy ground around the lower swimming pool; renovating the Lotus pond; restoration of the stair, walls, walkway and planting of giant Keladi (elephant’s ear plant) at the Meditation centre.

For the previous descriptions and photos in these latest news, please see images of the past.