Allotment gardening plots at new Bukit Gombak Park to open for application on 5 January 2020
21 Dec 2019
Seventy allotment gardening plots located at the new Bukit Gombak Park will be open for online application from 5 January 2020, 10am. Successful applicants will be able to start gardening when the park opens as scheduled in the first quarter of 2020. The National Parks Board (NParks) had previously announced that the new park would be located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre.
In planning for Bukit Gombak Park, NParks had engaged residents to gather feedback on features they would like to have. In response to feedback, the 4.8 ha park will have an allotment garden to provide gardening space for residents living nearby. Other features planned for the park include a hill trek, a nature playgarden and other recreational facilities amidst lush greenery.
As part of continuous efforts to foster a love for gardening, NParks had introduced the Community in Bloom (CIB) programme. This nationwide gardening movement aims to bring together residents, young and old, in creating community gardens. Today, more than 1,500 community gardens can be found thriving across the island. As part of CIB, and to further promote gardening, NParks also introduced the Allotment Gardening Scheme offering gardening plots situated near HDB residential estates. While allotment gardening plots are opened to all members of public, residents are encouraged to apply for plots nearer their homes for convenient access.
Each plot comprises a raised planter bed measuring 2.5 m by 1 m and can be leased for three years at $57 annually (excluding GST).
Application for the allotment gardening plots will be done online for ease and convenience. Applications will be accepted between 5 January 2020, 10am, and 19 January 2020, 10pm. The online application form and more information about allotment gardens islandwide can be found on NParks website (www.nparks.gov.sg/gardening/allotment-gardens). Plots will be allocated through computerised balloting.
To date, more than 1,000 allotment gardening plots have been introduced in 11 parks islandwide.
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