NParks is also piloting therapeutic gardens
in existing parks and health related facilities that can improve the physical and psychological well-being of users. There are currently three therapeutic gardens in Singapore: HortPark, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park. Click here
to read more.
A therapeutic garden will feature design elements, based on the science of horticulture therapy, to support the care of seniors with dementia and post-stroke patients through the provision of both contemplative spaces and activity zones for facilitated planting programmes. NParks' "Design Guidelines for Therapeutic Gardens in Singapore" was launched in September 2017.
NParks is seeking partners to promote such gardens in more communities around Singapore.
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