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A Beautiful Community Garden!

Today, I was honoured to be invited by the NParks’s Community-in-Bloom team to visit and judge a community garden. When I first reached the garden, I was very amazed to see how beautiful the garden was! There was a huge variety of plants grown in the garden, by the very enthusiastic gardeners in the neighbourhood.


There are more than 50 plots of well maintained plants which made our judging very difficult. Every plot is so well done and I can see a lot of effort were put in to the garden. Some gardeners came out with innovative ideas of putting up bamboo structures to grow their vines in different levels or tiers, reminding me of double-decker beds!


I was also told that some gardeners are maintaining more than one plot and some have up to four plots! As a community gardener myself, I know how difficult it was to keep a small plot of garden well maintained. I am very impressed of the hard work they put in to create this wonderful garden! 

I hope to see more of such community gardens being set up in neighbourhoods all around Singapore and get more people to try out their green fingers!

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  1. October 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Looks like you’re making your rounds now to score the CGs. Any chance of knowing how the marks are given? Wished that I could have a closer look on those trellises that look like double decker beds.

    • Richmond Tan
      October 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

      Marks are based on the garden design like creativity, use of plants…
      Maintenance such as upkeep and safety are also included. Most importantly the overall participation… your “kampong spirit”! After all its a community garden!

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