Therapeutic Gardens are outdoor gardens designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of park users, incorporating design principles derived from scientific evidence.
Together with therapeutic horticulture programmes involving plants and nature, visitors can experience a range of health benefits such as the relief of mental fatigue, reduced stress and an overall improvement to emotional well-being.
Therapeutic Gardens in Parks
Bedok Reservoir Park
The 1,650sqm Therapeutic Garden @ Bedok Reservoir Park overlooks the scenic Bedok Reservoir. It is the first therapeutic garden to be built over a former sand quarry, and to have an interactive rock garden as one of its features.
Stones and boulders have been incorporated into the garden’s features and amenities to reflect its heritage. The garden has a pavilion which offers visitors an unobstructed, scenic view of the reservoir and offers sheltered space for group activities in the future.
Location: Bedok Reservoir Park, Carpark B
- By MRT/LRT: Bedok MRT, Bedok North MRT Bedok Reservoir MRT
- By Bus: 5, 21, 22, 59, 65, 66, 228
Find out more about Bedok Reservoir Park.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Pond Gardens)
The Therapeutic Garden at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is situated near the pond gardens and was launched on 19 September 2017. The garden is specially designed to engage the senses with a landscape of plants divided into four zones: Fragrance zone, Biodiversity zone, Edibles and Medicinal zone and Colours and Textures zone.
Location: Along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (After junction of Marymount Road, Opp Block 223)
- By Bus: 262 from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
Download the Therapeutic Garden @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park brochure to learn more about the features of this garden.
Find out more about Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
The Therapeutic Garden at Choa Chu Kang Park was launched on 7 July 2018 and is situated next to the Community-In-Bloom Garden and Allotment Garden, which improves the social connection to gardening communities in the area. It is specially designed with features that bring about restorative effects to our mental well-being and relieve stress. The garden includes edible and fragrant plants, a calming water feature and is wheelchair-friendly.
Location: Along Choa Chu Kang Drive
- By MRT: Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
- By Bus: 307, 925, 927, 974
Find out more about Choa Chu Kang Park.
The first therapeutic garden in Singapore was launched at HortPark on 14 May 2016. This garden has a restorative zone and a complementary activities zone. It is a restful garden with ample shade, wind chimes, water features and an intensive landscape of fascinating and familiar plants to awaken the senses.
Location: 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578 (Off Alexandra Road)
- By Bus: 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963 from Harbour Front MRT Station
- By Bus: 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 120, 166, 963 from Labrador Park MRT Station
- By Bus: 120 from Outram Park/ Redhill/ Telok Blangah MRT Station
Find out more about HortPark.
The Therapeutic Garden at Jurong Lake Gardens was launched on 23 October 2021 and consist of two sections – one designed for adults and another for children, with features specially curated for seniors with dementia and children with conditions such as mild autism and ADHD. Both sections are wheelchair-accessible.
Location: Along Yuan Ching Road
- By MRT: Lakeside MRT Station
- By Bus: 49, 154
Find out more about Jurong Lake Gardens.
The 1,600sqm Therapeutic Garden @ Pasir Ris Park is located 67 metres from the sea, making it the first therapeutic garden that offers a sea view. See if you can spot some of Singapore’s “kelongs”, a structure which is built out at sea, mainly from wood.
The garden has a fitness area that incorporates play elements that encourage physical movement and social interaction in seniors. Another feature is a swale which runs through the garden. A short bridge connects the main entrance pathway to the activity pavilion and deck.
Location: Pasir Ris Park, Carpark E
- By MRT/LRT: Pasir Ris MRT
- By Bus: 403
Find out more about Pasir Ris Park.
Punggol Waterway Park
The Therapeutic Garden at Punggol Waterway Park offers an elevated vista of the waterway. Visitors can enjoy features that facilitate therapeutic horticulture, a process that uses plants and plant-related activities to help improve mental well-being. The garden includes an fitness area for seniors as well as a wellness zone with plants that evoke the senses.
Location: Punggol Waterway Park near Carpark A
- By MRT/LRT: Punggol MRT, Nibong LRT
- By Bus: 84, 382
Find out more about Punggol Waterway Park.
Telok Blangah Hill Park
Situated close to the hill forest at Telok Blangah Hill Park, the Therapeutic Garden embraces the tranquillity of its natural setting. The lush greenery all around the garden creates a restorative environment to engage the senses and to uplift both mental and emotional well-being while serving as complementary habitat for native biodiversity.
Location: Telok Blangah Green off Henderson Road
Find out more about Telok Blangah Hill Park.
Tiong Bahru Park
The Therapeutic Garden at Tiong Bahru Park was launched on 19 September 2017. The garden is specially designed to engage the senses with a landscape of plants divided into four zones: Fragrance zone, Biodiversity zone, Edibles and Medicinal zone and Colours and Textures zone.
Location: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168731 (Along Lower Delta Road, Opp Jalan Bukit Ho Swee)
- By MRT: Tiong Bahru MRT Station
- By Bus: 33, 120 from Redhill MRT Station
Download the Therapeutic Garden @ Tiong Bahru Park brochure to learn more about the features of this garden.
Find out more about Tiong Bahru Park.
Training Workshops for Professionals
Training workshops in therapeutic horticulture aim to impart skills and knowledge to bring out the optimum benefit during the people-nature interactions. These workshops and courses cater to the needs and interests of a wide variety of professionals including care-givers, healthcare practitioners, landscape designers and landscape industry professionals.
For more information on the courses and workshops available, please visit the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE) website.