Singapore Garden Festival 2016

The Singapore Garden Festival this year is bigger and dare I say more interesting than ever. Held at the Garden by the Bay and at the Flower Dome, this year’s exhibition came with some surprises. Gone was the Bonsai exhibit replaced by a new¬†Terrarium display.DSC00505

s usual there was the usual how to have plants display in the house and this particular display of plant in the bedroom caught my attention. Much as I think it looks ermmm interesting, I don’t think any sane minded people will want their bedroom looking like this.DSC00510

This year beside the usual garden display, both indoor and outdoor, there was a new display on flower arrangement. Gone are the usual table top flower arrangement. Instead these are large displays focusing on 3 themes one of which was flowers on dress! Seriously? Now which lady will want to wear a dress like that?DSC00526

There were some majestic flower arrangement though. Interesting conversation starters perhaps and maybe good for large trade show and conventions but certainly otherwise not very practical.

Stretching Time by Natasha Lisita & Daniel Schultz (USA)
Stretching Time by Natasha Lisita & Daniel Schultz (USA)
Floating Movements by Nicholaus Peters (Germany)
Floating Movements by Nicholaus Peters (Germany)
Floating Window into our Inner Space by Marie Bittnerova (Czech Republic)
Floating Window into our Inner Space by Marie Bittnerova (Czech Republic)

For the Garden display, I prefer the outdoor display which is more practical and realistic compared to the weird and dark looking indoor garden display.DSC00537

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2 of the indoor garden display. Nice and interesting concept but not very practical and useful in my opinion.

Modern Day Maui Adam Shuter New Zealand
Modern Day Maui Adam Shuter New Zealand
Dare to Dream John Tan & Raymond Toh Singapore
Dare to Dream John Tan & Raymond Toh Singapore

And of course all over the grounds of the Garden by the Bay, there are interesting display and flowers and plants which is why I supposed Nparks have decided this is the de facto place to hold the show in recent years despite our unpredictable weather.DSC00578

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And of course last and not least is the Orchid show and competition. Again, the orchid are displayed in the small little area in the Flower Dome which kinda reduce the number of competitions. In the past edition I remember there were various categories of competition from schools to clubs to individual but now the competition is just reduced to the individual species. And due to the restricted area, the public has to queue and move along fast which means little time to appreciate the nicer specimens. What a pity. Here are some photos of the orchids. .

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