The Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show returns with its second edition today from 9 to 31 October. Organised by the NParks, participants can take part in a wide array of online activities such as talks, demonstrations and Facebook live panel sessions. There will also be an e-marketplace for people to shop for plants, gardening and horticultural products.
Online programmes at the Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show
Some interesting online activities that participants can look forward to including Facebook live panel sessions that provide gardening tips and share with viewers how to create pretty floral displays. Videos will also be released every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for the duration of the Show on various topics including gardening, aqua-scaping, and more.
There are also virtual tours that participants can attend. Explore spaces such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Library of Botany and Horticulture, the Singapore Botanic Gardens and more.
Singapore Garden Festival Horticultural Competitions
Another interesting activity to take part in is the Horticultural Competition which is conducted over nine categories. This is a great way for members of the public to better appreciate the skills of the competitors and the variety of flora and fauna that grows in our country,
The categories of the competition are air plants, aroids, begonias, carnivorous plants, edible plants, ferns, flowering plants, gesneriads and succulents. There are also competitions categories including Edibles, Bonsai, Nano Tank Aqua scaping, Balcony Gardens and Vertical Greenery Competitions. Participants include hobbyists and professionals.
The virtual viewing of the competition plants is made available with videos of the plants on the Singapore Garden Festival webpage. Visitors can also book a timeslot here to view the horticultural and orchid competition submissions at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (9 to 17 October), and the remaining competition entries at the Jurong Lake Gardens (23 to 31 October).
Singapore Garden Festival is the eMarketplace
A new change that participants can look forward to in this year’s Singapore Garden Festival is the eMarketplace. Launched in collaboration with Shopee, this eMarketplace facilitates the shopping of plants, and gardening and horticultural products.
There will be more than 20 retailers selling plants, gardening, horticultural products and arts and crafts. Shoppers can also look forward to a differentiated shopping experience with the convergence of shopping, live streaming and entertainment, along with freebies and attractive deals on a single platform.