Thank you for your interest in our City in a Garden
It is heartening to have like-minded individuals and organisations like you onboard to help protect and conserve our natural heritage. Together, we can leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
Launched in 2002, the Garden City Fund, through the generosity and support of our partners, has undertaken many projects towards realising Singapore's transformation into a City in a Garden. Some of these are highlighted here.
The Plant-A-Tree Programme that started in 2007 has enabled individuals and communities to be directly involved in greening efforts (including the reduction of our carbon footprint) by planting trees. Projects such as the Sembcorp Forest of Giants and the Healing Garden also help to further diversify our flora and fauna in our parks and gardens.
In addition, visitors can now learn more about the rich heritage of the Singapore Botanic Gardens through value added exhibitions like the Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum and the CDL Green Gallery (zero energy building).
GCF also supported events such as the Singapore Garden Festival and Festival of Biodiversity; as well as projects like Community in Bloom, Eco-Learning Journeys with Parks and the Fragile Forest Book. These are all important channels for community outreach and education.
Research projects like the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey and the Biodiversity Monitoring Initiative at Pasir Ris Mangrove have, on the other hand, yielded critical insights to help our conservation efforts.
In 2013, to commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, we launched programmes to educate children on our natural heritage. The Every Child a Seed programme reached out to over 40,000 Primary 3 pupils to encourage appreciation of greenery and instil the values of care and responsibility. Another programme, Nature Cares, brings together corporations and student volunteers to benefit the underprivileged through a series of nature-related activities.
I am encouraged by the positive outcomes of these projects and hope that more individuals and organisations will join us in realising Singapore's City in a Garden vision.
Do contact us for more information about partnership opportunities. We will be most happy to hear from you. Thank you once again.
Professor Leo Tan