Located a stone’s throw away from Sembawang Park’s battleship playground, the 2,200 square metre Sembawang Park Therapeutic Garden incorporates features that facilitates the process of using plants and plant-related activities to help people improve their well-being.
The Sembawang Park Therapeutic Garden is divided into two parts, an Active Zone and a Passive Zone. These have been designed to cater to different needs and activities.
Sembawang Park Therapeutic Garden Passive Zone
The Passive Zone of the therapeutic garden is centred around a shelter.
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To one side of the shelter, there is a cul-de-sac that is known as the Calming Corner. A bubbling fountain provides a sense of serenity for those who may just wish to enjoy the plants and natural environment of the park.
A set of raised planters allows visitors to get up close to the various plants.
Slightly ironically, the Passive Zone also has inclusive outdoor fitness corner for visitors who may also prefer to exercise in the surrounds of the therapeutic garden.
Active Zone of the Therapeutic Garden at Sembawang Park
Across a little pathway from the Passive Zone is the Active Zone of the therapeutic garden.
Stepping inside, you will be greeted by a Forest Island with a little tunnel that invites kids to have a time of exploration and learning in nature.
This section of the therapeutic garden is equipped with features for children and has also been specially curated for children with special needs, such as mild autism.
Some of the features in this section of the Sembawang Park Therapeutic Garden include a Forest Classroom, a space where kids can gather around while listening to an instructor or teacher.
There is also an Edible Garden where visitors can view various plants commonly used in cooking such as pandan and turmeric.
Kids will enjoy visiting the Natural Playscape are where there are natural elements such as boulders, wooden tepees, log clusters and wooden balancing beams.
The Butterfly Garden also doubles up as a foot reflexology path. We liked how there were maritime motifs incorporated into the pebble path.
Sembawang Park Therapeutic Garden is the second largest in Singapore after the therapeutic garden at Jurong Lake Gardens.
If you enjoyed this story, you may also enjoy reading about what else there is to do in Sembawang Park, or this nearby playground that we think is the closest to the waterline, and also about the therapeutic garden at Yishun Pond Park and the Sun Plaza Park therapeutic garden.