Jacob Ballas Children's Garden


2017 / Singapore Botanic Gardens / NParks

Part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (JBCG) serves as a space dedicated for children to learn, play and explore in the midst of nature. Zarch Collaboratives helms the development of the new extension to JBCG, creating a dynamic new garden area that encourages experiential learning by allowing children to interact with nature and with their peers.

Apart from pavilions and play areas to develop kinaesthetic learning, the new extension is also home to three tombstones recognised as the oldest mixed-marriage gravesites in Singapore, introducing a sensitive and respectful facet to learning about Singapore’s cultural heritage.