The pandemic shut down most travel to Bali in April 2020. To keep the team engaged, positive and the doors open to those that came wearily in, we needed a project. It was our once fully-occupied parking lot, which stretched empty in front of our eyes, that generated the inspiration. Amazingly, the concept of cultivating a live, thriving garden came to mind and fruition, within 7 months. Guidelines focussed mostly on recycling materials to make the transformation happen.
The Gardens schedule includes drawing and yoga classes, a monthly market, and slide presentations often featuring “A peek into the seas of Indonesia”. Guests are invited to enjoy a picnic in the park, meditate, listen to ‘brain-balancing tapes’ or take a class in massage.
The Gardens are available for private hire to host groups for dining with a small group of friends, especially for those hesitant to return to group experiences in public restaurants. The Gardens are a perfect venue for a child’s birthday party too.
As a Leader in Bali Spa programming, Jari Menari actively researched, that when tourism opens again, how can we assist those looking for deep, healing sessions, aimed at enhancing mental health and balance. The concept of The Gardens is a program we look forward to sharing with you.