Singapore Garden Festival, the Premier Tropical Garden and Flower Show, returns with its seventh edition from 21 July to 3 August 2018 at Gardens by the Bay.
Best of Show Winners from SGF 2016 [Clockwise from top left: Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz (USA), Stefano Passerotti (Italy) with Ban Nee Chen Pte Ltd, Inch Lim (Malaysia) with Mao Sheng Quanji and Construction Pte Ltd, Andy Eng (Singapore)]
Singapore Garden Festival (SGF), the first garden show to showcase creations from the world’s top award-winning garden and floral designers under one roof, will make its highly-anticipated return from 21 July to 3 August 2018. This is the seventh time the event will enchant local and international visitors alike.
Jointly organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) and Gardens by the Bay, the 14-day Premier Tropical Garden and Flower Show will wow visitors with a visual spectacle of exquisite exhibits and new offerings, created by 40 internationally and locally acclaimed garden and floral designers.
Key highlights of the Festival include:
• 13 Fantasy and Landscape Show Gardens featuring approximately 80 sqm creations by top award-winning gardening luminaries from around the world. This year’s festival will feature landscape and garden designers from Australia, France, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.
• 13 Floral Windows to the World featuring colourful and vibrant cut-flower displays and floral masterpieces with stunning set design and lighting by notable floral designers from around the world. This year’s festival will welcome master floral artists from Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Romania, Singapore, South Korea and Spain.
• [NEW] 1 non-competitive Floral Windows to the World Installation featuring a kaleidoscopic display of blooms created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz, Best of Show (Floral Windows to the World) designers for SGF 2016.
• 8 Balcony Gardens featuring colourful and inspirational displays for home and apartment owners. Visitors can see how these designers transform 3m by 3m spaces into a soothing retreat.
• Orchid Extravaganza in Flower Dome showcasing the world’s largest family of flowering plants. Orchids are a significant part of Singapore’s heritage and this year’s orchid display will see award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Royston Tan providing the creative concept and direction.
• Special displays by NParks, a series of gardens with different themes featuring plants such as fragrant and flowering edibles, plants with visually cool colours and pleasant scents as well as a variety of orchids and other shrubs found within the ASEAN region.
• Landscape Design Challenge where 12 teams of students will transform 3m by 3m empty spaces into a garden within the span of four hours.
• Gardeners’ Cup a friendly competition where 60 groups of community gardeners will be split into five teams to compete for the best show garden.
• A Vibrant Marketplace with over 100 booths offering food and beverages, plants, botanical resources, and arts and crafts for sale. Visitors can also look forward to performances by local musicians.
• Other favourites include the Learning Garden, displays by the Floral Designers Society (Singapore), students as young as six years old, Singapore Penjing & Stone Appreciation Society and Singapore Gardening Society, as well as various educational talks. There will also be new floral jamming sessions, where SGF visitors will get to hone their floral artistry skills using upcycled flowers and foliage from SGF as well as donations of leftover and used flowers from suppliers and wedding planners.
The mainstay Festival is part of the SGF series of flower and horticultural shows comprising the anchor Festival and two complementary events – the SGF Orchid Show and SGF Horticulture Show. The three shows give local and international visitors more opportunities to appreciate tropical horticulture and floral artistry every year.
Date: 21 July to 3 August 2018
Time: 10am to 10pm daily
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