Singapore Garden Festival 2014 – Asia’s biggest flower and garden show is now at Gardens by the Bay! This year’s event is held at the Bay South Gardens, spanning three areas: The Meadow, Supertree Grove and Flower Dome. Enjoy beautiful photos from the show here.
This is a big festival, so I won’t even attempt to cover the event in its entirety. Enjoy these photos that were snapped during my quick walk around many extensively-themed displays.
The last Garden Festival was held at Suntec Convention Centre. Well, I think the festival could find no better home now.
Start off with a walk around the Landscape Gardens – you can get beautiful photos if the skies are clear. Come early in the morning!
Full Circle? – designed by Andy Sturgeon
Vertical – designed by Brendan Moar
Sacred Grove – designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam
There are some cuter sights that will delight the young ones.
Some gardens fans will definitely recognise the Share-A-Plant display.
There are 8 balcony gardens, which could set off some new ideas of how to beautify your home. But I was more interested at the gardens built next to it. The Community in Bloom garden displays:
Five teams are competing for the Gardeners’ Cup. Certainly some unconventional ideas were explored here (There was a display that uses several umbrellas)
Apart from vibrant sights, there were some fragrant scents lingering about. These shelves of fruits, for example.
There’s one garden – Sound of the Forest – that’s rather interactive.
Once the morning sun was out in full intensity, I moved into the tents to view the Fantasy Gardens. Along with the Floral Windows to the World, I would say these are the key highlights at the Meadow.
Perspective – designed by Xanthe White.
Winter Illusion – designed by Kate Hillier and Dan Rutherford
A Garden of Hers – designed by Damian Tang
Tartarus – designed by James Basson
The Celebrations! Floral Table Settings featured some refreshing ideas for that exotically opulent dining experience.
Enchanted Night – designed by Winston Chin. A romantic focal point woven by vertical lines.
Dining in Mangrove – designed by Law Guek Chu. Exotic, almost dark fantasy-like, which quickly reminds one of Pan’s Labyrinth.
Miracle Dining Table – designed by Tan Han Xiang. A space-age dream with that showstopping spiral.
As the event takes place all over the Bay South Gardens, I would suggest setting aside at least 3 hours to leisurely explore the festival grounds. For the first 1.5-2 hours, walk around the Meadow. Spend at least an hour at the Flower Dome for Orchid Extravaganza.
Singapore Garden Festival 2014 (SGF 2014)
16 – 24 August 2014
10am – 10pm daily (Flower Dome open from 9am)
Admission (Local Residents of Singapore)
Adult (Weekday): $10
Adult (Weekend): $14
Child (3-12 years old, Weekday): $5
Child (3-12 years old, Weekend): $8
Senior (≥ 60 years old, Weekday): $5
Senior (≥ 60 years old, Weekend): $8
Tickets to SGF2014 include admission to the Flower Dome, where guests can enjoy the Orchid Extravaganza floral display.
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