It’s all thanks to Changi’s Horticulture team that continually showers TLC on all the greenery in Changi Airport – including 50 species of flowering plants that are specially grown in the airport’s nursery.
There is nature all around Changi Airport – and for good reason. In the fast-moving airport environment, nature has a soothing effect on those who might feel stressed out by the pace of travel.
It’s not difficult to miss the well-designed gardens and green spaces around the airport where passengers can break away from the bustle. Flowers in particular can definitely brighten someone’s mood.
Did you know, some of the flowers in Changi’s gardens are lovingly grown by the airport’s in-house Horticulture team in its nursery. Built on a plot off the airport grounds, the nursery is home to 50 species of budding flowers tended to every day by the team and transported weekly to Changi’s gardens.
The Sunflower Garden at Terminal 2 has 500 stalks of bright-yellow sunflowers, all of which are grown in the airport’s nursery. Depending on the season, travellers can spot at least two types of sunflowers at this rooftop garden, ranging from species like Sunflower Sunshine, Sunflower Jupiter, Sunflower Ring of Fire and Sunflower Red & Orange to other seasonal variants. These sunflowers take approximately two months to grow at the nursery, reaching a height of about 1.3 metres by the time they are seven weeks old. However, these delicate sunflowers only last about a week in their adulthood.