Timeless Tropical – Peace with Nature as the name implies is a Tropical Theme. The garden is set in a lush landscape of plants and trees. It will transport you to a place that depicts the serene life in nature with use of recycle materials. Life in nature is simple with a peacefully surrounding of tall trees and dense shrubs with dash of color.
The sound and scent from the flora and fauna landscape bring you to a tropical escapade consisting of water that has rusty metal pathway and columns, leading to a wooden pavilion that opens up like a flower with the petal that shades you from the sun.
The design of the garden is meant to be anywhere in the world. This design show the use of recycle materials to help in healing our planet and yet able to create a peaceful surrounding for all to enjoy.
So sit back and relax with the view of the beautiful white orchids that spread around the flower pavilion. The scent of flower and the sound of nature creates the everlasting memory of Peace with Nature.
John Tan & Raymond Toh
John Tan and Raymond Toh are two distinguished names in the Landscaping Industry in Singapore. As business partners behind Esmond Landscape and Horticultural Pte Ltd, their common interest in landscape design and horticulture has lead the company to a notable success.
John, formerly running an engineering company, started his career in landscape design and horticulture in early 90’s after Raymond introduced him to plant and gardening. To further maximize his skills, he took 2 diploma courses at the then School of Horticulture at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. He completed his Diploma in Horticulture and Diploma in Landscape Design while still working as a gardener. Establishing a small landscaping business was a good start for John.
Raymond, on the other hand, grew from a very young florist. At an early age he is already skilled in doing landscape design and floral arrangements. Then as a manager, he turned a rundown garden centre into a lucrative one, but later on; Raymond decided to join John as a business partner to Esmond Landscape. They have different set of skills, however each complement with the other. Together they expanded the company - with clients growing in number year by year.
The projects they have done bear creativity and excellence. Several designs have won in LIAS Awards of Excellence - Gold and Best of Category Awards in 2009. In the internationally acclaimed Singapore Garden Festival, they garnered top awards in three consecutive competitions. In 2008, they won a Silver Award as the Implementation Team. In 2010, with John as the main designer, they did “The Tree House: A Modern Kampong Lifestyle” – which earned a Gold Award and the Best of Show Award. And in 2012, they took another Silver Award and for “Open To Nature: Beyond Tradition” and commendable visitor comments.
Presently, John shares his creativity and expertise being the Creative Director of Esmond Landscape, and as the Chairman of LIAS – Landscape Industry Association (Singapore). He aims to provide the best quality of service to each and every client of Esmond Landscape, with Raymond’s involvement as the Project Director. Their team constantly explores new and innovative ideas in Landscape Design and Horticulture, to deliver services with originality, efficiency and excellence. They will continue to share their passion to endure and be an inspiration to fellow and upcoming individuals in the industry.
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