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July 15, 2009

Highrise Garden

Highrise Garden

In most housing estates in Singapore, you can find highrise gardens - those little pockets of space on balconies where residents keep potted plants and flowers. Many of these tiny gardens in the sky are located within HDB flats and condominiums.

In this particular highrise garden that I visited, an entire floor is used for gardening, park and playground all rolled into one. These highrise gardens, surrounded by highrise buildings, are not cloistered in dark enclosed spaces. Instead they receive plenty of sun and rain as they remain uncovered.

Residents living around these gardens are a few steps away from the park amenities like jogging track, children's playground, tables and benches and beautiful plants and flowers. Apparently, these skyrise gardens have been shown to lower temperatures, to make concrete living environments more eco-friendly.

Where can you find these highrise gardens in Singapore? If you travel north to Punggol housing estate, you may miss these highrise gardens as they are not visible at ground level. You need to climb several levels to the rooftop of car parks in Punggol estate to visit them.

Take a look at the various photographs that I've taken at one particular highrise garden in Singapore.

Highrise Garden Photo 1: Split level community garden.



Highrise Garden photo 2: Beneath this garden lies a cavernous carpark.



Highrise Garden photo 3: Amenities at rooftop garden.



Do you know of any public highrise garden in Singapore?

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3 comments:

PanzerGrenadier said...

The garden looks nice. Where is it located?

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi PanzerGrenadier,

This rooftop garden is located on top of Blk 107 carpark in Punggol Field, Punggol estate.

Anonymous said...

Interesting write-up on this garden. Wonder if it raises the value of the flats there?

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