When in Singapore simply google parks and you have many choices which could keep you busy for weeks visiting all of the wonderful parks in Singapore. We choose to go to Hort Park since it looked interesting was FREE and you could spend the entire day there taking in the different sites.
The 23 hectare HortPark has been developed by National Parks Board with a cost of $13.1 million as a gardening lifestyle hub. It is the first parks and gardens in South East Asia that put together gardening-related recreational, educational, research and retail activities under one roof.
The Park has 20 theme gardens with prototype glasshouses, creative play grounds, garden features, lifestyle corner, and the HortMart, as well as miles of nature paths with expertly landscaped plants and trees of all varieties. It is a treat for the senses to see this wonderful park in the midst of a developing Asian city. It shows what a city can do with its donors and corporate sponsors to add green-space for the enjoyment of everyone.
As a model eco park you can leisurely visit the many gardens and explore the plants and grounds as you make your way around this expansive work or art. The park has many types of flowers, colorful trees – a butterfly garden…with wonderful bouquets of wild flowers and sculptures around every bend.
So there you have it! If you enjoy the out-of-doors with your own art gallery… why not visit Hort Park while in Singapore. The park is wheel chair friendly and is a great adventure for the entire family…from the youngest children to the elderly. You can walk leisurely, have a picnic lunch, play, and learn something about gardens and gardening. A perfect example of eco-culture imbedded amidst an urban city.
QUOTE:In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Herbs have been around for a long time, as far back as the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. There are references in the Bible and medieval documents that show herbs were used by most households. Growing herbs is something that is very beneficial to gardeners for several different purposes. They really are versatile, being used in tea, in medicine, in potpourri and in the management of garden pests.
You can specialize your herb garden to focus on any of these uses or grow a variety to broaden it’s appeal. It is also possible to grow them with other species of plants, indoors or outdoors. A small plot of four feet by six feet is a large enough area to support a small family. Although a popular use for herbs are for cooking known as culinary herbs, they are also grown for their aromatic leaves and some for the beauty of their flowers. They can be used fresh or dried.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE:Trees and Plants.
ZENTRAVELER SAYS:Create green areas by planting your weight in tree seedlings every year and getting involved with plants and trees. Use your back and or your wallet… get busy grasshopper!
From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.
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