Outdoor gardens designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of park users
In 2018, Peter Lim donated S$900,000 over three years to build Therapeutic Gardens in Telok Blangah, Punggol and Bedok Reservoir.
Surrounded by lush greenery, Therapeutic Gardens are outdoor gardens that incorporate design principles derived from science-based evidence and are designed to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of park users.
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.
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.
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.
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.