10 Dec (Sat): Wild Food Plant Walk at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place for this special kids' event. Bukit Brown Cemetery is also a green oasis with all sorts of plants, from plants typically grown in cemeteries such as frangipani (the Pontianak flower!), to ornamental house plants, fruit trees, local herbs and spices, medicinal plants and wildflowers. We will gently walk on level paths to see what we can find growing on the waysides, and on graves, to sniff and taste.
Photo from All Things Bukit Brown.
Many edibles thrive here, such as tapioca, nangka, mani-chye and durian. Wild herbs and medicinals found here include curry, salam, Cupids’ Shaving Brush, dragon’s tail and noni. We get to know the poisonous plants too. Our bonus will be encounters with the wild critters who live there, so bring your binoculars. Please note that this walk is geared towards an adult audience but kids of participants may tag along to play in the dirt.
  • Bring poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully filled refillable water bottle, hat and herbal mosquito repellent.
  • Please wear full-length long pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, socks and fully covered shoes.
  • Your wild food foraging guide is Andrew Tay

Registration: pls email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg with names of participants, kids' ages and your mobile no.

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Bukit Brown Cemetery. We meet at 9.15am at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road, on the cemetery side opposite the golf course.
Cost: $13 per adult or kid. Free for participants’ kids aged 8 yrs and below.

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