Enjoy the beauty of lush greenery at your doorstep by creating your own community garden! Scroll down to find out how you can get started on this amazing gardening project.
Approach your Residents’ Committee to start your garden in your neighbourhood.
(b) For Residents of Private Housing Estates
Approach your Neighbourhood Committee to cultivate a roadside garden in front of your house or at a nearby park.
Click here to get a more detailed guide to the process.
(c) For Students, Teachers and Volunteers of Educational Institutions
Form a gardening group to create your garden:
- Within the compound of your organisation
- At a plot near your organisation within the Public Housing Estate
to get a more detailed guide to the process.
NParks will also guide and share horticultural knowledge, gardening skills and tips with residents, students, teachers, staff and volunteers who are keen on starting up gardening projects. We’ll teach you how to:
- Choose a suitable site for gardening
- Work out the garden layout
- Select plants
- Make the most of your gardening skills
For residents of public and private housing estates, NParks works with the Residents’ Committee (RC), Neighbourhood Committees (NC), or Residents’ Network (RN) to deliver support to participants.
Some examples for planning your garden:
Following the popularity of Community Gardens and Allotment Gardens, NParks has produced 2 design guidelines which shares key design principles. They include information for design, management practices, and implementation processes for communities when setting up a community garden or an allotment garden
||This 'Guide to Designing and Implementing Community Gardens’ will assist grassroots organisations, educational institutions, organisations, and stakeholders in designing and implementing community gardens. Download guide (PDF, 7.2MB)
| Allotment Garden
||This 'Guide to Designing and Implementing Allotment Gardens’ shares key design principles that will help organisations in activating spaces for gardening using the allotment garden model. Download guide (PDF, 12MB)
Looking for funding support for your Community Garden? Check out if your garden meets the eligibility criteria for these grants below. You can then apply directly to the government agencies and organisations who administer the funds.
Sustainability-related garden projects:
Gardens in Public Estates:
Gardens in Southwest CDC:
Gardens in Southeast CDC:
Do contact NParks early as it takes about three months for a community garden to be installed from inception to construction.