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Singapore Garden Festival 2010

Marine Parade, Singapore

I visited the Singapore Garden Festival today. It was great! It's a biennial festival, featuring garden displays and the orchid show.

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Part of the display outside the entrance to the festival, which is actually staged indoors at the Suntec City Convention Centre. It was just as well, as it was pouring with rain this morning!

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Part of the display for the design 'Gardens by the Bay'

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Part of the display 'The Mysterious Jungle of Pandora' by Damian Tang of Singapore. This won 'Best in Show' in the Fantasy Garden category.

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'The Spice of Life - A Grenada Garden' by Suzanne Gaywood (UK / Grenada). Bronze medal in Fantasy Garden category.

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'Hommage aux Jardiniers' by Agnes Daval & Gabriel Milochau (France). Silver Medal in Fantasy Garden category.

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'Paradise Lost - An African Fantasy' - David Davidson, South Africa. Bronze medal, Fantasy Garden.

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'Hortus Inclusus' by John & Michael Cullen (USA). This depicts a garden inside a cloister. John Cullen had a really beautiful display at the last festival. The timbers are from an old barn in Michigan, the stone is from an old wall in Pennsylvania, and the pear trees are from Tennessee. This won a Gold Medal in the Fantasy Garden category.

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Virginia Beach, VA

Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing.

We were in Singapore March 2009 and sure had nice gardens. we were there on Chinese New Year. Such a clean country and no clunky cars. Belle

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The Man Who Planted Trees - to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity. This is the centrepiece of the festival and is not a competitive piece.

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Virginia Beach, VA

Wow!!!

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'Kanahaza' by Kazuyuki Ishihara, Japan. It features a moss-covered dwelling surrounded by water.

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Hi Belle! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you had a chance to see some of the New Year festivities. Some of the pictures here are a little blurry. I was having some problems with my camera, and I had to snap fast to dodge the crazed gardening fans! This is 'Yesterday's Dream' by Inch Lim of Malaysia, depicting the kind of garden you might have seen here 50 years ago.

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'Taking a Leaf' by Peter Cheok, Singapore, depicting an old-style kampong house and garden.

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The entrance to the Orchid Show. Those are actual orchid plants hanging from coir webbing overhead.

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A gorgeous deep maroon cymbidium.

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A display of paphiopedilum orchids.

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A zygopetalum orchid.

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A prize-winning orchid display from Taiwan.

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Prize-winning orchids put up by the Orchid Society of Singapore. (I think!) I was a little distracted at this point, looking at all the displays and trying to decide which way to go next.

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I liked the stripes on this dendrobium.

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A quirky little dendrobium.

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I absolutely loved the colours on this epicattleya. The combination is wild, and it looks almost unreal. It's Epicattleya Rene Marquis

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This orchid won an award for innovation in breeding.

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A display of Asian orchid species by the Orchid Society of South-East Asia.

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A deep purple orchid (although it looks almost chocolatey in this photo). I bought one of these at one of the booths.

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I loved this dendrobium. The colours are very sweet. Unfortunately, I forgot to take note of its name.

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A stand of orchids which won the top awards at the orchid show.

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Grammatophyllum speciosum - the world's largest orchid.

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noonamah, Australia

Got a Grammatophyllum speciosum at home in the garden. Only got it this year as a small plant, so still waiting for it to become 'The World's Largest Orchid'. :O)

I enjoyed viewing this thread. Thanks for sharing.

Marine Parade, Singapore

@RachelLF: Glad you enjoyed it. I wish I could have spent more time there, but I'd brought my 87 year-old grandmother along, and while she loved it, four hours of walking was beginning to tire her out, not to mention the fact that we'd arrived at 10 and were still wandering around past 2 without lunch. She wasn't willing to admit defeat though!
@tropicbreeze: That's fantastic! Hope the garden's big enough, or you may have to fight your way past it! Any sign of blooms yet?
This picture is of a vanda orchid which won a prize in its category.

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noonamah, Australia

It was only a seedling when I got it. Now it's about 30 to 40 centimetres high. So still quite a bit of growing to do.

Keep those pictures coming Gangajay if you have any more to share and bless your grandmothers heart for being such a trooper.

Rachel

Marine Parade, Singapore

Yes she is a sweetheart! She wasn't willing to give up, but I didn't want her to be laid up in bed for the next days. There were cut flower displays as well. This won in the Floral Windows to the World category. It's 'Design with Nature' by Brigitte Heinrichs of Germany.

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Marine Parade, Singapore

This is part of the 'Gardens by the Bay' display. The picture is a little blurry, cos I snapped it hastily. There was a couple about to step into the frame. You can see frangipani, a breadfruit tree in the background, an incredible number of phalaenopsis plants, some vandas, ferns etc. It was beautiful, like the tropical garden of one's dreams.

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These were anthuriums at the Grenada garden display. They were huge - almost as large as my face!

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These were a chocolate maroon colour.

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This is another part of the South African display.

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This is another view of the Kanahaza display. It's nice, but he had almost the exact same design at the last festival.

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