Singapore’s City in a Garden

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Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-18783890

Noor Arora

A team of landscape architects from Bath have helped design part of what are believed to be the world’s largest gardens in Singapore and have just completed more than half of the 101-hectare tropical garden.

The bay project, are vast gardens built on reclaimed land in marina bay, downtown Singapore.

According to the designers the super tree structure design is the key to this garden and allows tropical plants that ideally grow in rain forests grow in a vertical garden.

At the top of these structures are solar panels that provide energy to the conservatories in the park.

What really intrigued me about this development is the fact that the land it is built upon was reclaimed from the see making the island city bigger and idea of growing a semi natural, semi artificial garden to not only provide pleasure to the inhabitants and visitors of Singapore but is also the idea of steel structures being made and used for the sole purpose of growing plants not native to the area which in turn provide a natural atmospheric cleanser and a source of green energy to the city.

 

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One Response to Singapore’s City in a Garden

  1. Barbara says:

    Noor, it would be great to hear more about the use of native vs. non-native plants and the larger implications involved.

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