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It’s blooming time

Events - 13 July 2010 9:42 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

It’s blooming time

Stand amongst award-winning gardens and floral designs from all over the world, as you breathe in the fresh scents of ‘nature’ at this year’s Singapore Garden Festival.

Back for the third time, this eight-day festival will feature a giant centrepiece inspired by the French eco-fable The Man Who Planted Trees. Back in March, hundreds of Singaporeans and residents from schools, community groups and corporations planted seedlings for them to grow to shape the look of The Man Who Planted Trees just in time for the Festival itself.

Other aspects of the Festival you can look forward to are stunning garden displays, unusual plant and floral varieties, and even new and innovative gardening tools and products.

While you’re there, here’s what you shouldn’t miss!

For those who love to mix art with nature, you won’t want to miss the Best of Show Designer Gardens and Floral Windows of the World. They’ll both showcase stunning displays and creations from local and award-winning designers from gardens shows around the world.

There’s also the Singapore Orchid Show, with an exquisite display of Southeast Asia’s rich and diverse heritage of orchids. And if you want to find out more, then wander over to the Garden Fiesta area, where there’ll be plenty of talks, demonstrations and other exhibits for both serious green-thumbs and hobbyists alike. You’ll even be able to purchase your own plants, gardening and landscaping products and services and even arts and craft wares at the Vibrant Marketplace.

To make sure your kids learn all about being green and growing all things green, bring them over to the balcony gardens display, the periscope garden and supermarket garden. It’ll be a great opportunity for them to grow their interest in plenty of flora.

The Singapore Garden Festival is on from July 15 – 22 at Suntec Convention Centre. For more details, click here.