22 May '16, 1am

S'pore's first therapeutic garden is launched! There are customised benches for potting

NParks launches Singapore’s first therapeutic garden in a public park to provide respite and improve mental well-being 14 May 2016 14 May 2016 — The National Parks Board (NParks) today launched the Therapeutic Garden @ HortPark, Singapore’s first therapeutic garden in a public park. Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development, officiated the launch and marked the occasion by planting a Yellow Champaka tree (Magnolia champaca ) at the new Garden. The 850sqm Therapeutic Garden @ HortPark is the first of its kind in a public park in Singapore – established based on best practices and evidence-based design principles relating to therapy for improving mental well-being. Developed by NParks in consultation with Professor Kua Ee Heok from the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Health System (NUHS), it is designed to co...

Full article: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/news/2016/5/launch-of-therapeut...

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