Singapore Garden Festival 2016


The Singapore Garden Festival, held once every 2 years, is back. Held from 23-31 July at the Gardens by the Bay promises spectacular garden displays.


Can you see the macho guys in the river setting this up. It’s a mobile floating platform of orchids by Indonesian designer.

What to look out for:
International flower displays
Floral arrangements competition
Orchid competition
Edible garden competition
Rock concert in the evenings


What’s the best time to come?
Spend a whole day! In addition to the usual vendors,  35 hawkers have been brought in. There’s also a whiskey joint for those who want to chill.


Edible fruits competition

Come daytime or night-time. Some of the compositions and arrangements can only be seen in the daytime. Others are at night.


Seek shelter under these giant chairs

Still setting up. A lot of hard work. The staff are still toiling at past 10pm.


I got a special treat to visit the Festival during the setting up. I’m not going to spoil the fun for the judges for the competition  segments.


Lighting is not great on my camera but the composition of colors and height of the plants intentionally creates the effect of order in chaos and a wild look. But Rodney spent a looooong time creating this look. So do not be deceived that you can try this at home. So proud of our many young talents. 


The sunflower display with honey bees and a huge hive made of ropes. Bees and hive all made by NPARKS staff! 


Guess what are these plants? Ansetti musiala from South America


This is the second time the Festival is held on the grounds of the Gardens by the Bay. Previously they were held at Suntec Convention Centre. The plants are better acclimatised. The NParks staff have a better feel of the grounds and the tentage and the flow feels better.


Inside the flower dome

This is just 0.01% of what you can see at the gardens.  You can get various discounts from Passion Card. Or join your community centre organised tours which often include direct transport, packed meals and a chance to know your neighbours.

Qoo10 offers discounted fares with etickets for the flower show and visit to one dome. 

Further updates over the next few days.

Getting there:
Parking may be a problem so take the Mrt (Circle line) and exit at the Bayfront station.
Grab a taxi
Park at Meadows if you want to catch the performance.

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