Zhangde Primary School, Singapore

Singapore's National Parks Board is supporting school and community growing projects as part if its Community in Bloom programme. Gardens, consisting of flowers, herbs, spices or even vegetables, can be found in public and private housing estates, schools as well as other organisations, such as hospitals and welfare homes. (http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cib)

Zhangde Primary School in Singapore has created several beautiful gardens in its school grounds, each with a different theme: Jurassic ferns, cacti and succulents, useful plants. The heritage garden recreates a traditional village herb and spice garden that includes sugar cane, ginger, banana and lemon grass. The gardens have been integrated into the curriculum to create a rich learning environment for the 1400 pupils. Even the toilet walls are used to carry the message to protect rainforest ecosystems.