'10 Years of Growing Wonders' celebrates sizeable impact of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
First introduced to Singapore and the world in 2012, Gardens by the Bay has blossomed into a destination of wonder for over 80 million guests. A new commemorative book - 10 Years Of Growing Wonders - has now been published and made available for free download worldwide by Gardens by the Bay to celebrate the cultural and environmental impact of this unique tourist attraction.
A unique, enchanting space unlike any other park or attraction in Singapore
"Gardens by the Bay has remained steadfast in fulfilling its mission of being a People's Garden, for all of us to own, enjoy and cherish," writes Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singaprore and Patron of Gift of Gardens Programme, in the book's foreword. "A unique, enchanting space unlike any other park or attraction in Singapore ... Gardens by the Bay, with its tenacious spirit to innovate and create new experiences, will continue to be an attractive horticultural and leisure attraction for Singaporeans for many years to come."
'10 Years of Growing Wonders' visually charts the evolution of Gardens by the Bay into the vibrant, futuristic, biodiversity-rich park that it is today in Singapore, globally recognised by the iconic Supertree structures.
Human enjoyment within a spatially and ecologically diverse landscape
Writing for the new book, Andrew Grant RDI, founder and director of landscape architecture practice and lead designer on the world-renowned project, references the widespread cultural impact that the project has had since its official opening in 2012 - not least featuring in many popular movies and TV programmes, including BBC's Planet Earth 2 series when Sir David Attenborough described it as 'perhaps the most spectacular example of city greening.'
Andrew Grant reflects on the key ingredients that lie behind Gardens by the Bay's enduring appeal:
"Gardens by the Bay successfully merges human enjoyment and learning within a spatially and ecologically diverse landscape punctuated with unique heroic, futuristic structures and explores."
The core Gardens by the Bay design team:
- Grant Associates – Masterplanners and Supertree Designers
- Wilkinson Eyre – Architects of two Cooled Conservatories
- Atelier Ten - Environmental design consultants
- Atelier One – Structural engineers
- Land Design Studio – Museum and visitor centre designers
- Thomas Matthews – Communication designers
Download your copy of '10 Years of Growing Wonders' from the Gardens by the Bay website.