On March 21st 2018 staff from Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design gave a technical tour of the Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens to a school group from the College les Aigrettes, Reunion island (La Réunion) who are visiting Singapore on an educational and cultural tour. The group of 17 students aged from 11- 16 years have worked wonders to transform their own School environment as part of their ‘Vague Verte’ (Green Wave) project under the guidance of their teacher, Sophie Auzeine.Read More
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design are happy to announce that our masterplanning project Bishan to City Feasibility Study has won a Gold Award at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards.
The aim of the planning study was to further progress of the National Cycling Master Plan by providing seamless connectivity between Bishan and the City along the Kallang River. This URA commissioned study was to determine the technical feasibility of a series of pedestrian and cycling friendly crossings along the Kallang Park Connector with the aim of creating a seamless route.Read More
At Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design we find ourselves increasingly involved in leading Cycling infrastructure projects. In this regard, we have expanded our scope of services from Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design, to include Cycling Consultancy Services.Read More
The Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD).
As Landscape Architects and Lead Consultants for the project, Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design created new wetlands, visitor facilities, replacement parking, and themed walks encompassing a wide variety of forest, bamboo and wetland plant collections whilst also conserving and improving the existing southern forest.
On 31st March 2017, the Learning Forest at Singapore Botanic Gardens was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He commemorated the event by planting a tree, Kopsia singaporensis, together with Minister of National Development - Mr Lawrence Wong.
The Learning Forest is a new 9.8 hectare extension to the existing Singapore Botanic Gardens, designed by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. The Learning Forest has a different theme and atmosphere to much of the existing Botanic Gardens, as it is more natural, and has a less manicured ambience.Read More
It's a busy week for us all at Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design. Today ( Wednesday 29 March 2017) our Bishan to City Feasibility Study project, to create seamless connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists along the Kallang River, featured prominently in a new exhibition at the URA Centre with the title 'A River Runs Through It'. The exhibition was launched by Minister for National Development - MR Lawrence Wong.Read More
On Friday (31st March) the Prime Minister will be opening our Learning Forest project at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The final preparations and general cleaning up are underway to prepare this 10 hectare extension to Singapore Botanic Gardens for the grand opening.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, planted a tree on 9th July 2016 at Sengkang Riverside Park to launch the first 63km of the Round Island Route project, which will tender for Construction soon.Read More
The first sections of the Cycle Network have opened for public use in Ang Mo Kio with more opening in a months time (early July).
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD) have been at the forefront of developing the Standards for the Cycle Path Networks along with LTA and the Consultancy Team.
Cassia Phuket - Thailand
The Cassia Phuket in Thailand recently opened also and represents the latest brand from the Banyan Tree Hotels group. The brand concept is very much art, music, and most importantly fun.
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design were commissioned to design all the external areas. Pleased to see the children's sand pool adjacent to the main pool has worked out well.
Still working on getting some photos of the project but in the meantime check out these cool videos of the project:
Official opening of Kranji Marshes today 1st February 2016Read More
Countdown to the Opening of Kranji MarshesRead More
Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design (SCLD) are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Consultancy for the first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR), a 150Km recreational trail for pedestrians and cyclists around Singapore.
Round Island Route (RIR), Singapore
The Round Island Route is a proposed 150Km long recreational walking and cycling route that circumnavigates Singapore. The RIR will connect existing rural, industrial, civic, residential, recreational, urban, natural, cultural, and historic locations with exciting new features, facilities and elements.
Kranji Marshes construction about to startRead More
The other Directors of our proposed Garden Design Asia (Jim Fogarty and Andy Sturgeon) are arriving in Singapore and will be presenting / participating at the SingaPlural 2014 World Class Design Forumon the subject of 'Where Landscape Craft meets Gaming Fantasy'.
Jim Fogarty will be presenting - "Using BIM and 3D Technology to Communicate Design for Show Gardens" while Andy Sturgeon is "Living in a Dream" (which is what we've been telling him for years!).
Jim and Andy were recently both in NZ to Judge at Ellerslie International Flower Show and have since been featured in the first ever 3D printed miNiATURE Garden Show at the Strand Gallery London.
Andy has also just won 3 awards for a tropical garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show in the USA. Congratulations !
Looking forward to getting the Contractor on board and starting the construction work on the Nature Reserve.
Some of the birds of interest we spotted on our visit:
3 Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio)
1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
1 Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinesis)
A flock of Red-wattled Lapwings (Vanellus indicus atronuchalis)
Several Long-tailed Parakeets (Psittacula longicauda) - our native Parakeet
1 Kingfisher - just a glimpse, probably a White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
On the way to the Kranji Marshes tender briefing today we passed under our wildlife bridge Eco-Link@BKE
SCLD's Kranji Marshes Project is out to Construction Tender.
Kranji Marshes Environmental Improvement Project Tender has just been published on Gebiz the Govt Tender Website, (5 Feb 2014). The environmental improvement project comprises habitat creation & enhancement, native planting, nest boxes programme, and the construction of facilities for visitors (boardwalks, carpark, toilets, shelters, bird hides & blinds, lookout tower).Read More
BBC report on Chinese New Year decorations in Chinatown, Singapore.
In Singapore, almost 90 life-size horse lanterns have been set up along the main road in Chinatown.