A few weeks back, we went to Hort Park off Alexandra Road.
This is one of Singapore’s newest parks, and quite unlike the others. The idea is for it to be a “gardening lifestyle hub” that “bring[s] together gardening-related recreational, educational, research and retail activities under one roof in a park setting.”
To be honest, I wasn’t too excited when I first saw it. It felt like a gardening showroom, and was more about marketing landscaping companies than giving us room to run around and explore nature.
But as we walked further in, I was really charmed by some of them, in particular the Bamboo Garden, and the Recycled Garden. The boys were especially amused by the latter (pictures below). There is also a variety of playground equipment, and a couple of big grassy patches where we found one lizard and played a mad round of catching.
The boys liked it enough to ask to go back again, so I guess it’s a thumbs up from the Pilgrim family 🙂
The “Wizard of Oz” themed garden
Athos, Porthos and Aramis at one of the playgrounds
Another playground piece, which the boys dubbed “Spider’s Web”
The “Recycled Garden”. I don’t think that’s the actual name. In any case, they used all sorts of discarded items like plastic bottles, a lampshade, a kwali, a rice cooker and old boots and hats, as pots for plants. Very cool.