Allotment gardening plots in five more parks opening for registration in February
16 Jan 2018
Five more parks across Singapore offering opportunities to garden
The National Parks Board (NParks) today announced that registration for allotment gardening plots in five more parks will open on 10 February. Members of the public living near Bedok Town Park, Choa Chu Kang Park, Pasir Ris Park, Sengkang Riverside Park and Yishun Park will be able to apply to rent one of 220 gardening plots to grow edible and ornamental plants of their choice. In addition, allotment gardening plots in Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Jurong Lake Gardens West will be made available for registration by end 2018.
Registration for allotment gardening plots will be held from 9am to 3pm on 10 February at the respective parks, and successful gardeners can begin gardening in May. Each plot comprises a raised planter bed measuring 2.5 m by 1 m and can be leased for three years at $57 annually. Interested members of the public are required to bring their NRIC when applying for these plots. Details on the registration locations can be found in the Annex.
To date, 400 plots have been fully subscribed by gardening enthusiasts from November to December 2017 at at HortPark, Punggol Park, Clementi Woods Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, in addition to the initial 80 pilot plots at HortPark. These parks were selected for their accessibility to densely-populated heartland towns. With the additional parks, the total number of allotment gardening plots would be 620.
In November 2017, NParks had announced plans to increase spaces provided for gardening as part of the Edible Horticulture Masterplan, by introducing allotment gardening plots in 11 parks islandwide and more than 1,000 allotment garden plots by 2019.
More information on allotment gardens can be found at www.nparks.gov.sg/gardening/allotment-gardens
Annex: Registration locations