The Singapore Garden Festival is the first international garden show of its kind to bring such a wide array of flora under one roof in Southeast Asia. A trip to this event, like most ambitious public projects undertaken in the hypermodern city-state these days, is an affair to remember. If you’ve got a green thumb, or hope to develop one, be sure to make a visit to this festival in Singapore.
Recent incarnations of this annual extravaganza have attracted visitors in the high six figures. Since 2006, attendance has increased by as much as 100,000 visitors a year. The 2012 festival takes place July 7-15, with gates opening at 10 am and closing at 10 pm.
Highlights at this year’s event include a floral marketplace, an orchid show, balcony gardens and so-called “landscape” and “fantasy gardens.” The Gardens Fiesta portion of the program will feature special performances, culinary art, floral arrangement demonstrations and other intriguing events.
The Floral Windows to the World portion will show off the combined efforts of promising up-and-comers with international names from the world of floral design.
The aforementioned balcony gardens focuses on instructional presentations designed to assist you in transforming your own balcony into a restorative, botanically-enhanced retreat, and the marketplace enables you to put your money where your mouth is at more than 100 retail stands offering everything under the sun for the home gardener.
The landscape and fantasy gardens promise to be the real showstoppers, with special events dedicated to the award-winning work of some of the planet’s best garden designers.