Last year a group of keen gardeners looking to improve their working environment at the Lucite International Singapore site (LISPL) decided to form a club dedicated to do just that. 18 months on we find out how both the people and the plants have been flourishing.

 

The gardening club started with humble beginnings – just a few potted plants and lots of experimenting to see what would work. Each success and failure helped the gardening team learn along the way. With the help of the National Parks Board (NParks), joining the Community-In-Bloom program, and utilizing even more budding LISPL gardeners, all the hard work has paid off, and today the green spaces are looking amazing.

 

Our Production Manager at LISPL reported on the growing progress to-date.
He said: “Earlier this year, a beautiful grape vine canopy took shape over a garden table and stools we have on site. At the same time, the knowledge and experience we gained in 2016 began to bear fruit (literally), through a harvest of melons, grapes (yes, in Singapore!), sugar cane and groundnuts. None of this could have been possible without the dedication of our gardening club members, who have been devoted to making our green spaces thrive. They can often be spotted in the garden during quiet periods, working tirelessly to remove weeds, adding fertilizer, nurturing the various plants, and planning for the next phase of our horticultural journey.” With all of the progress that has been made, the team is keen to pitch themselves against other community garden creators in the bi-annual NParks Community in Bloom Awards, which takes place in early 2018.’

 

The garden has become a place to unwind, an area to admire and a topic of conversation among colleagues. We hope the LISPL team continues to experience so much joy from their garden and look forward to seeing what 2018 brings!