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Gardeners' Day Out

Missing our signature event, Gardeners' Day Out?

You can now participate from the comfort of your own home, with online activities such as talks and demonstrations by experts, video tutorials of kids’ activities involving handicrafts, and promotions from gardening-related vendors. Videos will be released at 10 am.

On site, there are workshops and free guided tours in HortPark (with safe management measures). Check this page for monthly updates of our programme and schedule.


 

May 2021 Gardeners’ Day Out

 

Gardening Spotlight

Gardening with Edibles Masterclass (via Zoom)

Mediterranean Herbs by Ms Cherish Yong

 

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Join us in our final Gardening with Edibles Masterclass as we delve into the world of Mediterranean herbs! Commonly used in many cuisines, these herbs such as rosemary and oregano are no stranger to us.

In this Masterclass, Cherish will share tips on growing these herbs in our own gardens. Get to know the basics of caring for these Mediterranean herbs in our tropical climate.

Date

Masterclass

Time

29 May 2021

Mediterranean Herbs

10 am – 11 am

 

Register here

 

Online Videos

1. Growing Edibles in a Balcony Garden (via NParksSG YouTube)

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Learn how to set up your very own balcony garden with tips and tricks on maximising space. Find out which edibles best suit your home and how you can manage the growth environment of these plants.

 

Watch this video on 15 May 2021, 10 am

 

2. The Garden Invasion Series: Aroids (Marcus) (via NParksSG YouTube)

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Join us in our Garden Invasion Series as we feature gardeners in Singapore who share a passion for plants!

In this episode, we visit Marcus and his aroid house! Discover how this fellow plant enthusiast started on his gardening journey and how he keeps his aroids in tip-top shape. 

 

Watch this video on 15 May 2021, 10 am

 

3. The Garden Invasion Series: Green Sanctuary (Shawn and Maxine) (via NParksSG YouTube)

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Join us in our Garden Invasion Series as we feature gardeners in Singapore who share a passion for plants!

In this episode, find out how Shawn and Maxine manage and maintain their lush garden. Pick up useful tips on how to improve your plant care routine and take Instagram-worthy plant portraits.

 

Watch this video on 15 May 2021, 10 am

 

Kids' Activities

Check out these edibles-related kids’ activities that are simple and fun to conduct at home!

Cotton Art (via NParksSG YouTube)

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Did you know you can find “cotton” in Singapore? The Kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra), which can be found in parks across Singapore, produces a white cotton-like fibre which has been used to fill pillows and cushions.

In this video, learn to craft a bright and colourful cotton art piece with your little ones using household items like cotton pads and markers!

 

Watch this video on 15 May 2021, 10 am

 

Workshop

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For beginners and anyone interested in growing vegetables and herbs at home, this workshop provides an overview on how making, growing and consuming clean foods can improve our well-being.

Learn to grow your own greens and make probiotic drinks (e.g. yoghurt) that are good for gut bacteria. Find out what organic and natural products are recommended for your health!

Date

Workshop

Time

15 May 2021

Urban Kampong Programme – A Permaculture Class

9 am – 11 am

Due to safe management measures, this workshop can only cater to a limited capacity of 16 participants onsite. Fee applies and registration for this workshop will be confirmed upon payment verification.  

Please note that this workshop is for pre-registered participants only; no walk-ins allowed. Successful registrants will be notified on the workshop details via email. Rake Spade is a tenant at HortPark and is unaffiliated with NParks.

Registration closed

 

Guided Tours

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Sign up for our guided tours here. Each guided tour is limited to 20 pax only, while slots last. Sign up for the tours by clicking on the links below.

Date

Tour

Time

15 May 2021

Edibles Discovery Tour

9.00 am

Bees and Butterflies Trail Tour

10.30 am


Registration closed

 

Gardening Promotions Directory

Here are promotions offered by some merchants and hobbyists. Check out May and June's gardening directory here to get your gardening-related materials!

 

 

Past Gardeners' Day Out

Check out our previous Gardeners' Day Out by clicking on the links below!

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Last updated on 07 May 2021

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