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Learn more about these healing green spaces dedicated to improving your health and well-being.
In an evidence-based research study conducted by NParks in collaboration with research partners, we found that urban nature contributes positively to a person's health and overall well-being.
Another study found that there were positive neuro-psychophysiological benefits from passive exposure to a therapeutic garden for the mental health of individuals with clinically concerning depressive disorders.
Both research studies provide scientific support for our City in Nature programme through the formulation of science-based urban nature planning, management, and design in Singapore as seen in the development of therapeutic gardens in our parks and our therapeutic horticulture programmes.
These research studies have been published in international peer-reviewed journals and are also among the first few studies in the world that demonstrate the impact of gardening on mental resilience and the relative importance of different types of urban nature during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therapeutic gardens are designed based on scientific research to facilitate interactions with nature and improve the well-being of its visitors.
All therapeutic gardens in our parks have the following features, with each area within the garden providing visitors with a serene and tranquil environment:
The location of a therapeutic garden is carefully selected based on the following:
Watch this video to find out more about the therapeutic gardens in our parks.
You can visit the therapeutic gardens located in the following parks: