[Photo Journal] A garden festival in Singapore

I went to the Singapore Garden Festival while I was there for about 2 weeks recently. I hadn’t been to a Singapore festival until then! When my friend had discounted tickets, I had to grab the chance. It mostly consisted of a maze of indoor and outdoor floral displays throughout the Gardens by the Bay, which usually has many beautiful flowers anyway.

The displays

Some of the fancier displays:
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The flowers

I saw these flowers around the festival and in some of the permanent areas of Gardens by the Bay:

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As part of our ticket, we got to go in the Cloud Forest too! I hadn’t been in there yet, but had heard good things. It was nice to escape from the heat and hang out by the waterfall!
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There was also a market as part of Singapore Garden Festival, where you could wander through the stalls and buy new plants and accessories from different vendors. I so wished that my Dad could be there with me; he is a total orchid fanatic! It was there that I saw this planter with several orchids arranged in a very fabulous array:

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I think my dad would have loved to attend this festival, as orchids are his favorite plants. Having never stepped foot in the tropics, though, he only has seen what he can find in markets or orchid shows at the Botanical Gardens in New York. I think he would have been shocked at how cheaply you could get a nice sized orchid at this festival!

The next Garden Festival won’t be back for another 2 years, since it is quite a big production. You could tell a lot of sweat and tears went into it. OK, maybe not, but probably a lot of soil and toil. Hehe. If you are planning to be around Singapore in 2018, I’d put it on my calendar!

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