NParks’ Community In Bloom (CIB) programme brings together communities from all walks of life to share their love for gardening and nature.  This year, community gardeners island-wide celebrate our nation’s 50th birthday by developing the “SG50 CIB Gardens 2015” in HortPark, creating a lively hub for people who share a passion for gardening.

The “SG50 CIB Gardens 2015” are designed against a backdrop of much-loved places that have evolved over time.  50 Community In Bloom (CIB) groups from all across Singapore come together to create 5 celebratory “SG50 CIB Gardens 2015”.  Community gardeners have been paired with NParks staff to create distinctive garden displays, which are based on themes related to Singapore’s past and identify.  These community gardeners come from all over the island including residential estates, public and private organizations, schools and voluntary welfare organizations to come together and bond through a shared love of gardening.

ITE College Central collaborated with the following groups from Central Singapore District:

  • Moulmein Farrer Park RC
  • Thomson Sin Ming Garden RC
  • The Pinnacle@Duxton RC
  • Seletar Hills East NC
  • APSN Tanglin School
  • Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
  • Teck Ghee Primary School
  • Edible Garden City
  • Haji Muhammad Salleh Mosque

The team’s garden “BLK 50”, which is inspired by Housing & Development Board communities, was awarded the “Best Eco-Friendly Garden” on 6 Sep 2015.  “BLK 50” garden comprises 3 sections: the Community Garden, the HDB block with corridor and homes, and the void deck.

CIB-Award-1 CIB-Award-2b

The other gardens created are:

  • Balik Kampung, by North West District
  • Talk Bird Sing Song, by South West District
  • Play Mosaic, by South East District
  • 2065, by North East District.

More Photos at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1065211326830153.1073742007.286293498055277&type=3

Article contributed by: Tan Hong Ming, Section Head/Electronics Engineering, ITE College Central