Singapore Garden Festival SGF 2018 is running till 03 Aug. Gardens By The Bay have been transformed into a magical wonderland.
(Do read our 2016 SGF experience here)
Video: Let us share our favourite features from SGF 2018. This blog post is photos intensive.
The sunflowers are a huge magnet for families, get ready your wefies. The grasshopper, bees and ladybird are out in force to share their stories again.
Look closer at the meadow and you will see real bees buzzing around too, they are as excited as the humans 🙂
(Photo below) These stretch of corridor is for new house owners, you will get plenty of ideas to decorate your Balcony. Some designs are ingenious but would require a green finger to nurture and maintain.
From every corner of SGF 2018, look up and you will see some high rise buildings, enveloped by greens and rich flora. Truly, Singapore is a City in a Garden.
The green lawn was inviting and we saw some folks sitting and resting on the greens 🙂
Floral Designing Competition
Award winning art decorations and landscaping are featured here. Mind boggling details and intricacies.
Although some are very abstract, one need not an artist to appreciate the artwork and decorations, many stuffs triggered our curiosity.
So many test tubes, each tube is different, each one holding a life. When they start to sway due to wind draft, quite a picturesque and calming sight.
Photo below conjures image of “motion and strength” to me, the flowers are blooming through the parquet floor!
So mesmerising and intriguing! Go closer and we realised sclera is made of 滿天星 Man Tian Xing! The Eye feature literally pulled us closer to inspect.
In general, everyone has different opinions and viewpoints, and the beautiful plants really stretch our imagination.
Besides the main designated exhibition areas, creative displays are dotted across Gardens by the Bay.
This passageway near to the SuperTree Grove makes my heart flutters, over-arching branches have form a green “corridor”.
Some SGF 2018 events and exhibitions are under the Grove.
Landscape Design Challenge
And we saw some huge plants and melons around Community corner, I am impressed that Singapore can grow so much crops (in view of our land constraint). Kids understood that future padi, vegetables might all be housed in vertical farms, where climate, nutrients and water will all be AI automatically controlled.
Kids: Imagine a farmer who does not work under the sun 🙂
Singapore needs to self sustain in producing some greens for our own consumption, majority of our vegetables and fruits are all imported.
First tip, grab the booklet for some challenges. Let the kids solve the clues hidden around the “Learning Garden”.
Flowers need fertilisation and they have ovaries too (thank you bees and butterflies for helping to spread flowers’ DNA)
Kids know about different birds nests. Some nests can be quite elaborate. Do visit our own HDB sunbird story (blog post)
Secret Gardens (Edibles)
Smell, touch, and ask more questions.
Seriously, strawberries and grapes in the tropics! This was a first for many parents too. Innovation means Tropical Singapore can grow all sorts of fruits.
We spent 3 hours exploring Singapore Gardens Festival SGF 2018 searching for our favourite exhibition and flowers, and we could only cover 60% of the exhibition grounds (SGF 2018 is on 10 hectares of land!)
Kids enjoying their buggy ride. Ride is FOC if you have a SGF 2018 ticket.
We left the best for last. We knew from experience that “Fantasy Garden” is always bewildering, just like walking into a fairy tale setting. Ok, another excuse is we wanted to enjoy the aircon after a long walk.
Spotted a sunset and reflection too, but it is extremely difficult to capture the contrast in our camera.
African Thunder must be the most spectacular, the lightings and visual special effects.
Do take note that your ticket entitles you to one or two domes (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest). You might be interested to know that Flower Dome is running “Orchid Extravaganza” concurrently till 22 Aug. More details here.
We would like to thanks Nparks and Gardens by the Bay for the interesting invite. We had a fun family afternoon together, appreciating the green culture and landscape. It is an eye opening trip for parents too.
We did not shop at Marketplace, but we believed it will attract many families too.
Additional Details :
-SGF 2018 runs from 21Jul to 03Aug, from 10am to 10pm
-We would recommend minimum 2 to 4 hours stay
-SGF 2018 tickets start from $12 + and $6 + for adult and child respectfully
-Buy your tickets online to avoid the queues
-SuperTree Glove (GPS 1.281590, 103.863710)
-Ticket categories would bundle one or two Domes inclusive, if you are going to Cloud Forest, do visit during the “mist release”
-Car park will always be crowded (main events are near to Meadows)
*SGF 2018 website https://www.
Our photos cannot do justice to the creative landscaping, you must view the exhibits upfront to appreciate the awesome Flowers displays.