If you are a passionate nature lover, you came to the right place! The National Parks Board (NParks) is proud to present the Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show – an inaugural horticulture exhibition launched to raise social awareness about the niche industry and provide a platform where like-minded citizens can come together to cultivate their love for gardening.
Held at Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands, Jurong Lake Gardens, from 27 April to 5 May 2019. The nine-day event will feature competitive and non-competitive elements to appeal to varying interests. Read on to find out what the six key event highlights are!
Competitive: SGF Horticultural Competition
The SGF Horticultural Competition will provide an avenue for plant enthusiasts and growers alike to showcase their horticulture skills across nine categories. Amateurs and professionals can submit their aroids, begonias, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, edible plants, ferns, flowering plants, gesneriads and succulents to compete for the challenge cup and medals.
If you think you have what it takes, submissions for the competition are open now until 25 April 2019 (Thursday). More information is available here.
Competitive: Vertical Greenery Competition
Based on the theme “Into the next dimension”, the Vertical Greenery Competition will feature unique creations of 36 square metres designed by professionals from Singapore’s landscape industry.
Competitive: Nano Tank Aquascaping Competition
The Nano Tank Aquascaping Competition is aimed to showcase the beautiful world of underwater gardens, where aquatic plants and accessories like rocks and wood are creatively and delicately curated to create a pristine rainforest or scenic mountain range display. Visitors at the show will have a chance to admire the displays created by internationally acclaimed local masterscapers, and learn more about plants and fish that are native to Singapore and the region.
Aquascaping enthusiasts are welcome to submit their application forms for shortlisting here.
Competitive: My Mini Eden
To promote the sustainability of Singapore’s agricultural sector, My Mini Eden will feature 100 creative terrarium projects done by students and the community to demonstrate how gardening can be easily done indoors within a small enclosed space. If you are an aspiring green thumb looking to take a greater interest in greening, keep an eye out for the exhibition that replicates a larger-than-life terrarium!
Non-competitive: Magical World of Miniature Settings
The Magical World of Miniature Settings features a pool of local talents from NParks and various Institutes of Higher Learning who will be sharing a myriad of stories through scaled dioramas filled with miniature landscapes and props.
Non-competitive: Beautiful Bonsai!
“Bonsai”, commonly known as tray planting. It is an Asian art form using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in containers that mimics the shape and scale of full size trees. At the Beautiful Bonsai exhibition, visitors can expect to view eye-catching bonsai specimens from Jurong Lake Gardens, local bonsai collectors and nurseries, with some dating all the way back to 1712.
Lastly, to finish off the event, visitors can stroll around the one-stop SGF Marketplace where plants, gardening and horticulture products, as well as food and drinks will be sold.
Date: 27 April to 5 May 2019
Time: 10:00am to 7:00pm Daily
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens, 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795
Admission Fee: Free
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