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Photograph: Gardens by the Bay
Photograph: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay rings in its 10th anniversary with new attractions

Plant vegetables or herbs at the new community garden.

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Izza Sofia
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Good news nature lovers, you now have more options to unwind and explore when you’re outdoors. There’s a new attraction at Gardens by the Bay, in celebration of the green space’s 10th anniversary. Meet Active Garden, a space for people across generations to connect with one another through physical, social and learning activities. It boasts a community garden, two lawns, fitness equipment suited for people of all ages, and the pet-friendly cafe, Mylo’s.

Photograph: Gardens by the Bay
Photograph: Gardens by the Bay

Located along the waterfront promenade facing Marina Bay, Active Garden is a 10-minute stroll from Bayfront MRT station. There is also a shuttle service that connects Bayfront MRT, Active Garden and the cooled conservatories. There is no admission charge for the public to enjoy the facilities, which include the multi-generational fitness equipment and outdoor musical instruments. The community garden, on the other hand, is home to over 50 types of vegetables, herbs and fruit, such as long bean, starfruit and rarer edibles like noni and bilimbi. Run by horticulturists and volunteers, the community garden also has edibles-growing workshops for visitors.

Photograph: Gardens by the Bay
Photograph: Gardens by the Bay

Interested in the community garden? Don’t be shy and be open to learning more about growing your own produce as volunteers will be present to maintain the garden by preparing the soil, sowing seeds, and fertilising the plants there. You can check out for future activities that will be held at the community garden here. 

Aside from the Active Garden, you will also find another addition to Gardens by the Bay. Ethereal White Persians is an artificial garden located inside the Cloud Forest dome. Standing at 2.7m-tall, it is an artwork by renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly and is donated by philanthropic organisation Tanoto Foundation to commemorate the Gardens' first decade.

The artificial garden features a cluster of white flowers and it stands above a darkened pond at the topmost level of the cooled conservatory where you can snap a photo or two with it.

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