FOODSCAPE: WE DESIGN, BUILD AND MAINTAIN EDIBLE GARDENS
We have transformed ornamental gardens into beautiful and productive ones full of food.
Ordinary lawns into flourishing food forests, and barren rooftops into lush herb and vegetable farms.
Singapore has always been known as a “Garden City”. Our streets are lined with trees. There’s greenery everywhere you look. Plants make a concrete city livable and beautiful. But plants can be so much more than just decoration. We believe gardens should be productive too. Since 2012, we have been designing and building edible gardens. We call this "Foodscaping".
To date, we have foodscaped over 200 edible gardens for restaurants, hotels, schools, office buildings, and private residential homes. Here are just some of the gardens we have built .
For commercial and non-residential builds, please enquire to find out how you can get started on an edible garden for your business.
For residential builds, please click below to find out more about the Residential Edible Garden Build Onsite Assessment and Proposal. An initial $200 fee is required for all home builds.
Open Farm Community
In this 10,000 sqft lush, tropical permaculture inspired edible garden, we planted 50 varieties of culinary herbs, edible flowers, local vegetables such as butterfly pea flowers, mexican tarragon, sayur manis, ulam rajah and philippine spinach which the chefs harvest from the garden twice daily before service. The produce is used for garnish and to add unique flavours to the dishes. The garden also boasts tropical fruit trees and beautiful chickens! The farm is open to the public whenever the restaurant is open. So pop on over, walk around and enjoy this wild food forest right in the city.
Hubers at Dempsey Hill
A great client who understands what it's all about: tasty, fresh and local. Here at Hubers, we used the wood from the old decking onsite that was headed for the dumpster to make recycled wooden planters at their new location in Dempsey Hill. In these planters, we grow herbs like basil, mint, dog fennel, rosemary, thyme and pandan. Stop by the planters and take in the scent of fresh herbs the next time you come by for your gourmet grocery needs.
Nestled in the heart of Sentosa Island, the fruit and herb garden at Capella Singapore brings nature and nurture together in perfect harmony. Plants in the garden have been specially selected to complement the pristine forested surroundings of the luxury resort, enticing the exotic creatures of the island to stay and play for a spell in the garden, while providing Capella’s chefs with exquisite, fresh harvests to delight and tantalise diners.
A lush sanctuary where nature flourishes. Our edible garden at The Summerhouse is bursting with flowers, fruits and local herbs used in the restuarant. Lemongrass, indian borage, mint, red hibiscus leaf, and basil are just a few varieties found in this tranquil and beautiful urban farm.
Other restaurants: Common Man Coffee Roasters, 40 Hands, Food for Thought, Jamie's Italian, Morsels, Sunday Folks, Bo Chin Che, Tippling Club, House, Plain Vanilla Bakery, Living Cafe, D'zert cafe, Cajun Kings.
MALLS, OFFICES & HOTELS
Our very first Edible Gardens in CBD Shenton Way, OUE Downtown is a spanking new commercial building that is built for the future. 5000 sq feet of beautiful edible gardens on the 5th floor patio serves to provide herbs, flowers and salad for the restaurants in the building. Over 50 local varieties are grown here: pandan, thai basil, chillies, pinto peanuts, wild pepper, ginger, tumeric, yams, aloe vera, saw tooth corianders and much more.
Singapore Power Group
The 150 sqm edible garden at the rooftop of the Singapore Power Group building is a project started and run by employees, for employees. Gardeners tend to their personal allotments and sell their harvests to other SPG staff, making the garden financially self-sustaining and a great way for employees to reduce stress, learn new skills and interact with their peers. Employees have shown overwhelming support for the garden: various plants have been donated, such as guava, pineapple and garlic, and several employees have taken part in the gardening.
Procter & Gamble
The P&G Herb Garden at the Singapore Innovation Centre is a welcoming sight for employees and visitors. It is home to 15 local plant species such as black face general, prunella vulgaris, butterfly pea and lemongrass - an array of herbs for the perfect cup of tea. The garden also serves as an ideal area for employees to take a break from work and for future team-bonding activities.
An ornamental rooftop garden existed at Wheelock since the beginning. Until 3 years ago, they asked us to take over 2 beds to transform it into a productive, edible farm. With our famous shopping district in the background, you will forget that we are right in the middle of the city when you see the produce we grow here in this permaculture style food garden. Eggplant, okra, tapioca and edible flowers like mexican tarragon, and butter pea flowers and close to 50 different varieties of edible plants. All grown to supply to our restaurant clients. This garden is not open to public.
We had the pleasure and pride once again to transform empty rooftop space into a gorgeous productive farm. This farm mainly grows edible plants and produce for Farm to Beauty purposes. Produce grown here include purple snap dragon, calendula, rosemary, passionfruit, kedongdong, papaya, mulberry, sweet potato leaf, pigeon pea, cinnamon basil, indian borage and more.
This garden is not open to public but it is possible to arrange for a private tour by contacting us.
RISE Herb Garden at Marina Bay Sands
Our first hotel project is now a beautiful and inspiring edible organic garden with 21 planter boxes, 10 dirt tower systems, 4 hydroponic towers and two green walls. Showcasing 25 varieties of edible plants including culinary herbs, edible flowers and small fruit trees. Chefs and bartenders harvest the herbs daily. Children play amongst the planters as their parents enjoy brunch; gardeners educate all interested as they come by to enjoy the lush tranquil green space just outside the restaurant and main lobby.
Other commercial projects: Duxton Hotel, and The Ascott
Pathlight school for autism focused learning was our very first school farm project where we not only help build and maintain their gardens, but are also hugely part of designing the farming curriculum for the students to receive vocational training in farming so that they gain a skill for future employment. In working with edible plants such as dill, wood sorrel, red leaf hibiscus, coffee, tonkin jasmine, okra, okinawan spinach, squash, mulberry, the students also gain soft skills such as following instructions, communicating with peers on the worksite, teamwork and patience. Farm size: approx 150 sqm.
Spectra Secondary School
This 160 sqm rooftop edible garden on Spectra School was a wonderful transformation of under-used space into a productive food giving garden that brings students, teachers and parents together. The students were involved with the build, planting and harvesting of the produce that gets sold at a farmers market - afterwhich the proceeds were donated to a charity. Over 70 varieties of plants are grown here including mint, basil, bilimbi, sugarcane, bananas, malabar spinach and papayas.
This generous 400 sqm permaculture food garden is used as a sensory garden for the hearing impaired children at the Canossian School. Over 50 varieties are grown here like sweet potato, tapioca, bananas, malabar spinach, kang kong and papaya. The raised beds were made using old door frames, wooden logs food forest style. Check out the last 2 photos for a before and after comparison!
NTU Residence Halls
With our help, direction and guidance, the students in three residence halls at NTU designed, built and maintain their own 100 sqm edible garden. Raised beds made with simple red bricks in a pattern designed by the students themselves. Over 50 varieties of edible plants thrive here including jambu, mulberry, lemongrass, holy basil, banana and papaya.
Other schools: SJI international , National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, The Garden House Preschool, United World College, Ministry of Education, Blangah Rise, Victoria School, Nanyang Junior College, Monfort Secondary school, West View Secondary School.
Interested in setting up an edible garden for your home?
Nothing beats having fresh produce growing right at home. Whether you have just a little HDB balcony, corridor or a bigger backyard on your landed property, we can build gardens for you that will start from $1500 onwards.
Start by getting an onsite assessment and customised proposal; more info on payment here. Appointments are only on weekdays, 10am to 5pm. Our team will contact you to arrange for a suitable time and date.
Give the gift of gardening, and let kindness bear fruit.
Gardening has proven to be physically, emotionally and mentally beneficial for at-risk groups like elderly or Dementia sufferers. Extend a helping hand to a charity, volunteer or welfare organisation, by sponsoring a garden build!
On top of the garden build, help to activate the space and bring cheer to the beneficiaries. Additional sponsorship activities include:
- Staff members assisting with garden build as part of a CSR day
- Gardening workshops with beneficiaries
Find out more by emailing email@example.com.
Singapore Land Authority joined us to build an edible garden for St Joseph's Home.