It’s not just the variety of flora in Gardens by the Bay that makes it stand out – it’s also the comprehensive sustainability efforts that go into making the Gardens an eco-friendly attraction. Sustainability was an underlying principle of the planning and construction processes with great care taken to ensure that energy and water are used efficiently.
Anyone even passing Gardens by the Bay will immediately notice the Gardens’ Supertrees, eleven of which have environmentally sustainable features and some of which use photovoltaic cells that capture solar energy that’s used to light them up. Some Supertrees are also used as air exhaust channels for the Conservatories.
Strolling around the Gardens, you’ll see the Dragonfly Lake and Kingfisher Lake, both of which are part of the Gardens’ lake system and an extension of the Marina Reservoir. The water from the lake system is used to irrigate the Gardens and the lakes themselves are habitats for aquatic life and provide great platforms for biodiversity education.
Gardens by the Bay has earned the Green Mark for Non-Buildings (Platinum Award) and the Green Mark for Buildings (Gold Award) for Satay by the Bay food court. But its real impact comes from educating visitors about the importance of conservation and biodiversity – after all, what better way to learn about protecting nature when you’re surrounded by the best of what nature offers?