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[Cancelled] Healing Garden @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

by Singapore HeritageFest
22 - 23, 29 - 30 May • 09:00am • Singapore Botanic Garden

In need of a tranquil retreat?

Immerse yourself in a therapeutic horticulture experience in this tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Healing Garden and discover for yourself how plants can enhance your quality of life.

Due to tightened safe management measures, this programme has been cancelled. We will be in touch with participants who had signed up, to arrange for full refunds.

 

Join our SHF volunteer guides on this tour of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ 2.5 hectare Healing Garden – home to 400 varieties of plants traditionally tapped by Southeast Asians for their medicinal properties.

 

While there, see if you can spot the betel nut which aids digestion as well as Thai ginger which can help alleviate fevers. If you are having trouble locating the plants, here is a tip – the Healing Garden has been laid out according to the human form!

Singapore HeritageFest

The Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) is the National Heritage Board’s signature annual outreach event that celebrates the many facets of Singapore’s diverse heritage and culture. SHF works with individuals, groups and communities to co-create programmes and offerings. This allows the festival to uncover lesser-known stories and narratives, engender a greater sense of ownership, and empower Singaporeans to safeguard and promote our shared heritage. The inaugural edition of SHF was staged in 2004, and since then, the festival has continued to provide on-site and online experiences with yearly themes that focus on different aspects of Singapore’s heritage.

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