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Woodlands Healing Garden

​​Embark on a journey of wellness and rejuvenation at Woodlands Healing Garden, a collaboration between National Parks Board and Woodlands Health.​​


About Woodlands Healing Garden

Integrated with Woodlands Health, Woodlands Healing Garden is the National Parks Board's (NParks) first purpose-built park for healing, its largest therapeutic garden to date, and the first to be fully integrated with a hospital.

​​​Map of Woodlands Healing Garde​n

​Explore Woodlands Healing Garden at Level 1. ​​​


Healing Forest 

Visitors entering the Healing Forest are welcomed by a lush, hilltop forest, which widens out to a look-out pavilion, located at the highest point in the therapeutic garden, presenting visitors with an expansive view of the entirety of the therapeutic garden. The Healing Forest features coloured groves with plants and trees that reflect the various seasons.

This includes species with pink fl​owers such as ​ Malayan Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia floribunda) and Rosy Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea) to represent trees in spring, and species with summertime colours such as Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus) with its bright yellow flowers. Trees with unique trunk textures such as Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) and Gelam (Melaleuca cajuputi) were also added to provide more colour and texture to the existing landscape.

​Located adjacent to the hospital's Long-Term Care Tower, it will allow the long-term care residents easy access into the therapeutic garden through a dedicated access.​

Nature Playgarden

Located beside the main entrance along Woodlands Drive 17 to the therapeutic garden, the 593 sqm Nature Playgarden contains features made from rocks, wood, and sand, such as a sand pit, log poles, log stumps, boulder steps and a bamboo forest to stimulate creativity and promote imaginative play amongst children.

​ The planting palette within the Nature Playgarden was carefully chosen to include forest species such as Sea Gutta (Planchonella obovata) and Sea ​Dendrolobium (Dendrolobium umbellatum)​ to allow children to play in a naturalistic environment.

​Wildflower Terraces

The Wildflower Terraces line the pathways leading to the hospital, serving as a beautiful floral gateway into the therapeutic garden. It is located adjacent to the hospital and visitors can enjoy open vistas of vividly coloured planting resembling wildflower meadows and grasslands.

Besides providing a tranquil landscape for visitors to relax, the flowering shrubs and grasses within the meadow such as Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) and Golden Dew Drop (Duranta erecta) are also biodiversity attracting, bringing a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies into the therapeutic garden.

​ The Wildflower Terraces allow visitors to slowly meander through the therapeutic garden, enjoying nature at their own pace. Walking deeper into the therapeutic garden brings visitors further up the hill, allowing a gradual flow of visitors into increasingly private spaces.

​Activity & Wellness Lawns

This area serves as the main activity zone for visitors and patients and is located closer to the adjacent school and residential areas, facing away from the hospital to reduce noise. The 730 sqm Activity Lawn and 1,100 sqm Wellness Lawn encourage visitors to engage in various activities, encouraging social connectivity within the community. The design of this zone includes multiple gathering spaces within the two open lawn areas, providing places for socialising and active recovery.

The lawns are shaded by Rain Trees (Samanea saman) and are surrounded by different biodiversity attracting plants including Red Leea (Leea rubra) and Crepe Ginger (Cheilocostus speciosus). A bioswale located next to the lawns also helps to capture, treat, and filter stormwater runoff from the surface.