First in-mall herb garden opens at SM Aura Premier

Published June 8, 2018, 9:51 PM


Atop SM Aura Premier’s Skypark is the neighborhood’s new staple for fresh herbs, microgreens, indoor plants, and other vegetation and florae.


In partnership with Tulay Lingap ni Padre Pio, SM Aura Premier opened recently the first fully-operational herb garden situated inside a mall that not only promotes a green environment in a bustling city, but also sustains the livelihood of rural communities.

The herb garden entitled, “Boxes of Greens,” is a sustainable greenhouse that will serve the Taguig community and its neighboring cities. Workshops on growing and upkeep of plants are offered to mall-goers on weekends. The garden aims to inspire children and adults alike to care and appreciate nature.


Built and run by Tulay Lingap ni Padre Pio, all “Boxes of Greens” proceeds will go to building schools, planting trees, emergency assistance for disasters, and developing feeding and medical clinics for the underprivileged. Also benefiting from the garden’s earnings are the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan graduates — scholars of the SM Foundation — who will be leading Boxes of Greens’ day-to-day activities.

“Boxes of Greens” is the first step in SM Aura Premier’s Lush Initiative: a green movement that creates awareness about the environment and inspires change through becoming the country’s first mall to initiate a zero-waste culture.


SM Aura Premier is the first mall to receive a gold LEED certification by meeting international standards in indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy and water efficiency. In the coming months, SM Aura Premier will further strengthen its trash-to-cash recycling market every first Friday and Saturday of the month, and will be launching programs on zero-waste management, eco-bricking among others.

“Boxes of Greens” is at the Skypark, 5th level of SM Aura Premier, and will be open during mall hours.

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SM Aura Premier is the upscale shopping and dining destination in Taguig city. A recipient of the prestigious LEED®Gold certification, SM’s 50th mall serves as a forerunner in fashion, dining, and art concepts, being the first to offer the top international brands and to showcase global artists in the Philippines. SM Aura Premier aims to be the country’s mecca for art, life, and style.