Popular photo spots at Singapore Garden Festival 2018
Published 25 Jul 2018
(Clockwise from top left: Vanda Valley, Flower Field, Secret Garden of Edibles and Gothic Gate – non-competitive displays by NParks staff at SGF 2018)
Singapore, 25 July 2018– Since it opened on 21 July 2018, the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) has attracted thousands of visitors who were captivated by 73 displays curated by local and international professional and amateur talents.
Amongst these, visitors have taken to a number of displays as photo spots. These include horticultural displays by National Parks Board (NParks) staff: Vanda Valley, where a plethora of unique and colourful vandaceous orchids are set in a landscape of native trees and shrubs, accompanied by flowing streams; a 500 sqmFlower Field– a creative playground of colours comprising 100 types of natural and cultivated plants including flowers from around the world; as well as the 8-metre tall Gothic Gate,inspired by the great gothic cathedrals of Europe, where visitors entering from Meadow Bridge will be greeted by an English-styled garden.
Another non-competitive display which attracted a crowd, the Secret Garden of Edibles, features more than 50 species of edibles, including a collection of citrus fruits, a variety of cherries, unique tomato cultivars, fragrant herbs as well as espaliers like persimmon and coffee. Bringing to life elements from the storybook ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this display evokes senses with fragrant and flowering edible plants from temperate and tropical regions.
Hope, the Gold award-winning Fantasy Garden by American designers Emily and Mark Cook is also a hitwith shutterbugs hoping to snap a picture at this sunken garden.
Hope, a Fantasy Garden at SGF 2018 by Emily and Mark Cook
Each of these complement SGF 2018’s design concept of a tropical rainforest garden with pockets of gardens and displays filled with plants and flowers of varied colours, in line with the Festival’s overall theme, “World of Colours!”.
Visit Singapore Garden Festival from today till Friday, 3 August 2018, to view these displays and other works of floral artistry.
You may download photos of various displays here(credit: “Singapore Garden Festival 2018”).
For more information about SGF, please visit www.singaporegardenfestival.comor Facebook page www.facebook.com/SGGardenFest
Notes to the Editor
About Singapore Garden Festival
The Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) is a 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.
The mainstay SGF is amongst the top flower and garden shows on the international calendar. It is the first show to bring together top international award-winning landscape and garden designers, florists and horticulturists from around the world who are invited to the Festival to work alongside Singapore's own talented horticulturists. Singapore's geographic location makes the Festival an ideal platform to showcase horticultural and gardening products and services from the northern and southern hemispheres, as well as from Asia and New World nations. In 2014, SGF became the first festival in Asia to clinch the prestigious International Garden Tourism – Achievement of The Year Award, awarded by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council as a part of the biennial Garden Tourism Conference.
For more information on SGF 2018, log onto
www.singaporegardenfestival.com and www.facebook.com/SGGardenFest
About National Parks Board
National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for providing and enhancing the greenery of our City in a Garden. Beyond building green infrastructure, NParks is actively engaging the community to enhance the quality of our living environment.
NParks manages 350 parks and 300 km of park connectors, 3,347 hectares of nature reserves and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. We also manage Pulau Ubin and the Sisters' Islands Marine Park. Adding to this is the extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our City in a Garden. The island-wide Park Connector Network is also being developed to link major parks, nature areas and residential estates.
As the lead agency on biodiversity conservation, NParks has developed an urban biodiversity conservation model, which aims to conserve representative eco-systems in land-scarce Singapore. NParks also monitors and coordinates measures to enhance the presence of biodiversity in our urban landscape.
NParks is working closely with partners in the landscape and horticulture industry to increase productivity and provide training for all levels of the workforce. Enhancing competencies of the industry will support Singapore’s vision of being a biophilic City in a Garden.
For more information, visit www.nparks.gov.sgand www.facebook.com/nparksbuzz.
About Gardens by the Bay
An integral part of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore’s new downtown – Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central – Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World. Bay South, the largest at 54 hectares, officially opened on 29 June 2012.
Gardens by the Bay was started as a project by the National Parks Board. It has since grown to become an independent organisation responsible for developing and managing what will be Asia’s foremost garden destination.
The Gardens has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award (Urban Category) in 2018, International Garden Tourism Leader Award in 2017, Top Local Attraction presented by Influential Brands in 2017, and the 2015 Guinness World Record for Largest Glass Greenhouse. It is the first garden in the world to receive the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association in 2014. For its sustainable design and practices, it was conferred the President’s Design Award in Singapore in 2013 and World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012.
For more information, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg