Enter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations as Singapore goes into full bloom this July at the Singapore Garden Festival 2019. Whether you are a serious gardener, hobbyist or just looking for a wonderful day out with the family, you are in for delightful treats at the Festival. This year’s Festival promises to be more spectacular than ever before, with the festival making its return in 2019 with the inaugural SGF Horticulture Show in April!
You’re probably no stranger to the SGF, which is in its 8th year running. It’s also a pretty record-breaking event too – the event welcomed more than 600,000 local and international visitors in 2018!
SGF Horticulture Show
Let the inaugural SGF Horticulture Show take your breath away! Outstanding horticultural displays will be up from 27 April to 5 May 2019 and admission will be free. The nine-day event will take place once every two years in a bid to nurture interest in horticulture and provide an opportunity for the local community and industry partners to demonstrate their expertise, while students and community gardeners hone their skills.
To be held in the upcoming Jurong Lake Gardens, the SGF Horticulture Show will feature competitive and non-competitive elements. Check out some of these event highlights!
What’s New This Year?
A new Horticultural Competition will provide an avenue for plant enthusiasts and growers alike to showcase their horticulture skills across nine categories. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, submit your aroids, begonias, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, edible plants, ferns, flowering plants, gesneriads and succulents to compete for the challenge cup and medals. Submissions for the competition are open now until 25 April 2019 (Thursday)!
Other key competitions include the Vertical Greenery Competition where innovative vertical garden installations based on the theme of “Into the next dimension” will offer refreshing approaches for Singapore’s urban landscaping.
Not to be missed is the new Aquascape Display and Competition where visitors can feast their eyes on beautiful underwater garden landscapes for the first time.
With more than 100 terrariums by students and community gardeners, My Mini Eden will showcase how gardening can be done indoors with limited space and inspire aspiring green thumbs to take greater interest in greening – even the exhibition area will be transformed into a larger-than-life terrarium!
Get ready to also be captivated by non-competitive events. The magical world of Miniature Settings will see local talents from NParks and various Institutes of Higher Learning tell a myriad of stories through scaled dioramas filled with plants.
Separately, Beautiful Bonsai will showcase eye-catching bonsai specimens from Jurong Lake Gardens, local bonsai collectors and nurseries, with some dating back to 1712. Historical indeed.
Complementing the horticultural displays, the popular SGF Marketplace will make its return, offering green fingers a variety of plants, gardening and horticultural products, as well as food and drinks.
While the nine-day SGF Hort Show opens from 10am to 7pm, look forward to weekend performances at Jurong Lake Gardens after the show!
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