Singapore’s garden and flower show, The Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) is set to return this year after a four-year hiatus. Running from July 30 to August 7 at Orchard Road and July 30 to August 9 at the Singapore Botanical Gardens, the eighth edition of this festival will boast different floral and tropical horticultural themed shows and activities.
Participate in activities such as the Community Garden Edibles Competition (CGEC) at Orchard Road, where you get to showcase the fruits and vegetables you have grown and compete with other participants. This year, CGEC will introduce nine new Best Edibles Categories, and the rules and regulations can be found here. The competition aims to recognise the abilities of hobby gardeners and showcases their gardening skills in cultivating a variety of fruits and vegetables that can be grown in Singapore, including unique and uncommon edibles.
In addition, you can also compete in the Floral Fiesta: A Floral Creation Challenge. Budding florists, floral hobbyists or professional floral designers with the best floral arrangement made with the given materials within the stipulated time will be crowned the winner. The competition will be held at ION Orchard from August 3 to 7.
Visitors at ION Orchard can also admire the unique floral installations created by local celebrated award-winning floral masters – Harijanto Setiawan and John Lim. Also, look forward to the show gardens at ION Orchard and Civic Plaza at Ngee Ann City. The second location, Singapore Botanic Gardens, will also be holding various competitions such as the Orchid Competition, Singapore Gardeners’ Cup, and the Landscape Design Challenge.
The Orchid Competition will be held at the National Orchid Garden where you can view more than 400 rare and exquisite orchids, including warm and cool-growing species and hybrids found in different regions around the world, submitted for competition by professional growers and hobbyists.
Visitors can also look forward to viewing The Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival, held in conjunction with SGF. From July 30 to August 9, in addition to SGF displays and competitions, the Gardens will also play host to a variety of programmes, including concerts, tours, talks and exhibitions to celebrate the Gardens’ heritage.
To browse and shop for gardening-related products, a marketplace at Tyersall Coach Park is where it's at. The marketplace will be open from 8.30am to 7pm every day throughout the event. Those that are interested in participating as a vendor can register here.
SGF will be open to visitors from 10am to 10pm at Orchard Road and 8.30am to 7pm at Singapore Botanic Gardens. More information and updates about the different competitions can be found on SGF’s official website.