Therapeutic garden that helps visitors de-stress opens in Punggol Waterway Park

The National Parks Board will add 30 such gardens in public parks by 2030. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE- A new 900 sq m therapeutic garden has opened in Punggol Waterway Park, making it more accessible for elderly residents in the north-east to experience therapeutic horticulture, which has been shown to be calming, lift moods and instill hopes in visitors.

It is the sixth of 30 such gardens which the National Parks Board (NParks) will add in public parks by 2030, when one in four Singaporeans will be 65 years and above. The network was an initiative outlined in the Action Plan for Successful Ageing report announced by the Ministerial Committee on Ageing in 2015.

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