‘If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.’ - Vincent van Gogh
As a group of nature lovers in Hwa Chong, we set out to discover the legacy of beauty in the greenery of our garden campus. Identifying the plethora of flora and fauna, and mapping out distribution across the campus seemed daunting at first, but we all ended up deeply enthralled by the boundless biodiversity in our school and the rich history behind it.
Beyond just biodiversity, we were amazed too by the amount of devotion behind the landscape of Hwa Chong - some plants are special cultivars dedicated to our school by devoted alumni, while others had been carefully selected by teachers for plant anatomy demonstration in class - we were astonished by the meticulous thought processes and back-breaking effort that went into the landscaping. The healthy ecosystem created by the artfully designed green spaces allowed a great variety of birds and insects to thrive on campus, bringing us closer to nature. Indeed, the excitement of identifying species and learning about the intriguing characteristics of each of them drove us to become more curious and observant each time we wander around in school. Every time we pause and marvel at the elegant Blue Plumbago blossom or the sprawling Tembusu canopy, we become more determined to inspire our friends to appreciate the beauty around us - the beauty of nature that no words or photographs can capture as vividly as an experience in person. With our website and mobile app that present selected flora and fauna on campus, we therefore hope that you would also start to take some time to wander, pause, and pay attention to the hidden treasures on our garden campus.
If you are interested to have a personalised and location-based tour of our garden campus at your own pace, head over to the App Store and Google Play Store and download our HC Garden app now!