World Farm, one of the largest garden centres in Singapore, has opened a second branch in the city-state shortly after it moved out of its sprawling old home. The second branch is located to the west of Singapore, at Sungei Tengah, a future mass residential district in the island. “We now have two garden centres,” the company confirmed to DIY International.
According to World Farm, the Sungei Tengah branch will have a cafe that will serve as a waiting area for customers’ spouses. “No more grumbling from your other half as they wait for you to finish shopping for plants,” the garden centre said.
World Farm announced the opening of the Sungei Tengah outlet on its Instagram page on 4 January 2023. The outlet is its second after the Jurong Play Grounds branch which was opened in December 2021 in preparation for the garden centre’s transfer from its home for over 30 years, a 2.4 hectare leased property along Bah Soon Pah Road, northeast of Singapore.
Along with other nurseries and garden centres in the area, World Farm needed to vacate the Bah Soon Pah site to give way to the government’s redevelopment plan that would turn the area into public housing. The company finished clearing its old site in June 2022.
The Jurong Play Grounds site, in the westernmost part of Singapore, is a 32 980 m² nature-oriented family lifestyle development that also houses Singapore’s first dog water park, a pet day care centre, a garden community that allows the public to rent a plot, a heated pool for babies, and other pet-friendly and family-friendly establishments. The development, which is owned by World Farm operator Hua Hng Trading Company Pte Ltd, also hosts weekend markets.
World Farm sells 3 000 to 5 000 unique plant species and 15 000 to 20 000 plant SKUs including garden supplies, gardening tools, packet seeds, pebbles and stones, pots and pot stands, potting media, sand, saucers, vegepods and coconuts. It sources its products locally and abroad, with neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Taiwan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Chile, Lithuania and Germany being regular suppliers. The garden centre also sells its flora via an online shop as well as through Lazada.