Monday, November 12, 2007

A visit to the Gardens


We made a visit to the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden yesterday morning. It is located within the Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens. It is Asia's first Children's garden, and it aims to cultivate an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment among the young through play and exploration.

Admission to the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is free and is open to children up to 12 years old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult. And adults not accompanied by children, will need to join designated viewing sessions of the park.

Some of the things that interested my children at the park were the suspension bridge, the maze, a water-play area, and a giant tree-house! There was also a party-place, a covered area where, I assume, people could book to use as a party venue.

There were also educational areas within the park such as the sensory garden, an exhibit on photosynthesis, etc. Unfortunately, my kids were only interested in the "play" parts of the park!!

8 comments:

Iml said...

I was fascinated with the plants around the area. Esp the drinking plants and the colouring plants. Did you spot the cocoa pods?

stay-at-home mum said...

Yes, I tried to get the kids to look at the drinking plants exhibit, but, they ran just by me!

Ling That's Me said...

hey, thanks for sharing.

Actually we intend to bring the kids yesterday too but decide a much later date. :D

Now we can understand more what's there in the children garden.

Thanks!

tigerfish said...

This place is new to me. Thanks for the info.

NomadicMom said...

This place looks good!!! Donno whether have time to go when I pop by in Singapore in Dec...

bp said...

Haha! Play comes first! Sounds like a nice place for a family outing!

doc said...

interesting. i didn't know such a place existed!

must do less window-shopping & mall-hopping the next time !!

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi everyone
Yes, a good place for families. But do go with swim suits or change of clothes coz kids will want to go to water play section. Dont disappoint them!!