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
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.
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.
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.
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.