Children’s Discovery Area At Jurong Lake Garden’s Therapeutic Garden: Outdoor Classroom To Engage The Senses

Children’s Discovery Area At Jurong Lake Garden’s Therapeutic Garden: An Outdoor Classroom To Engage The Senses
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The Children’s Discovery Area at Jurong Lake Garden’s Therapeutic Garden is a sensory garden designed for children. With various areas to activate the senses, it is an area where kids can explore and reconnect with nature at the same time.


Jurong Lake Garden Therapeutic Garden

Therapeutic Gardens are locations which incorporate features that make use of plants and plant-related activities to help people renew their well-being. Jurong Lake Garden’s Therapeutic Garden is located between the Forest Ramble playground and the Garden House.

The Jurong Lake Gardens Therapeutic Garden consists of two parts – a Butterfly Maze and a Children’s Discovery Area.


Children’s Discovery Area

The Children’s Discovery Area is a made up of several zones. These includes the Fragrant Zone, a Sound Zone, a Touch Zone and a Plant Zoo.


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In the Fragrant Zone, there are plants which engage the sense of smell. Be sure to “stop and smell the roses” as you make your way through this zone of the Children’s Discovery Garden.

Children’s Discovery Area

For a completely immersive experience, duck into a trellis area. Just be aware that it is kid-height.

Sound Zone at the Children's Discovery Area at Jurong Lake Gardens

The Sound Zone has various musical instruments where kids can engage with sounds in a natural setting. We love the way a piano keyboard design is incorporated into the flooring.

Touch zone

The Touch Zone has planters where visitors can get a tactile feel of various types of plants. It is literally an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

There is also a Plant Zoo at the Children’s Discovery Area. Don’t worry, the plants don’t bite.


In Touch with Nature

In Touch with Nature - labyrinth

Other fun features at the Children’s Discovery Area include a little labyrinth. Of course, for more maze fun, head to the adjacent Butterfly Maze.

Water feature

There is also a water feature beneath some wisping willow trees.

Play with water

You can use water to doodle on a slab.

Heritage Area

A heritage area provides a look at gardens from Singapore’s past and even has an old-school chess table – the kind you’d find at void decks at HDB flats.

Pavilion at the Children's Discovery Garden

There’s also a sheltered pavilion with some exhibits on people’s relationship with nature.

The Jurong Lake Gardens Therapeutic Garden is a nice spot to wander about to relax and the Children’s Discovery Area is educational for kids. When visiting, be sure to explore the Butterfly Maze too.


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