5 Reasons Not To Miss The Singapore Garden Festival

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It is the largest show to date

Started in 2006, the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) returns for its 6th edition from 23 to 31 July. Held at Gardens by the Bay it’s set to be the largest edition to date with 9.7-hectares – visitors can expect to marvel at 72 floral masterpieces from international and local designers and enthusiasts.

Sacred Grove by Andrew Wilson & Gavin McWilliam winners of SGF 2014 Landscape Garden Gold and Best of Show award

Sacred Grove by Andrew Wilson & Gavin McWilliam winners of SGF 2014 Landscape Garden Gold and Best of Show award

Shop for garden supplies and enjoy nightly concerts 

Purchase plants, gardening and landscape products for your home from the fair located outside the showgrounds. No green thumbs or flair for landscaping? No worries! SGF has expanded to include stalls offering food and beverages. In addition to the bazaar, visitors can expect nightly concerts from local artistes like Gentle Bones and Jack & Rai.

Purchase some living greens for your home

Purchase some living greens for your home

Get inspired by spectacular floral displays by award-winning landscape architects 

Highlights from previous editions of SGF will make its rounds again, including crowd favourites like Landscape, Fantasy and Balcony Gardens. Internationally-acclaimed winners Michael Petrie, Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam are participating in this year’s competition too – be sure to check out their fantastical landscaping.

Back to the Wild by Michael Petrie winner of SGF 2014 Fantasy Garden Gold and Best of Show award

Back to the Wild by Michael Petrie winner of SGF 2014 Fantasy Garden Gold and Best of Show award

See how florists and floral designers come up with out-of-the-world installations 

For the first time, the competition was made public – allowing all local professional florists and floral designers to showcase their talents. The seven shortlisted contestants were whittled down to three in the April preliminary rounds. Don’t miss their displays – the three finalists will compete with eleven other renowned international designers at SGF 2016!

The Ice Queen’s Spring Breath by Annette von Einem winner of SGF 2014 Floral Windows to the World Gold and Best of Show award

The Ice Queen’s Spring Breath by Annette von Einem winner of SGF 2014 Floral Windows to the World Gold and Best of Show award

Get ideas on how to dress your table for your next dinner party 

The six finalists have been chosen and their displays will be on showcase during SGF 2016. Armed with $5,000 budget, they will re-design and implement a table-top floral display for an esteemed panel of judges. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Miracle Dining Table by Tan Han Xiang winner of Celebrations! Floral Table Series Gold and Best of Show award

Miracle Dining Table by Tan Han Xiang winner of Celebrations! Floral Table Series Gold and Best of Show award

For more information and ticketing details, visit www.singaporegardenfestival.com

Images credit: Singapore Garden Festival

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