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August 01, 2008

Beautiful Gardens In Singapore: SGF Part 2


Beautiful Gardens In Singapore: SGF Part 2

Why do people like to visit beautiful gardens in Singapore, especially one lined with many fantasy gardens like those at the Singapore Garden Festival? Beautiful gardens in Singapore that are so esoteric that they can’t be easily transplanted into high-rise living quarters? Beautiful gardens that can’t fit in Singapore’s high-rise living rooms due to the perpetual shortage of decent space for gardens?

Perhaps it is this deprivation of beautiful gardens in Singapore, in our high-rise homes that spur people to look for some substitute gardens that they find absent in their lives. Or perhaps beautiful fantasy gardens nowadays can refer to a pot or two of exotic beautiful flowers that people can bring into their homes. Or it could be due to the fact that promoters have spent a beautiful sum of money on advertising, to draw people’s interest in the beautiful biennial Singapore Garden Festival. The straight answer is “I don’t know”.

Whatever the reasons, I now find myself waxing lyrical about the beauty and awe of the Singapore Garden Festival, especially its beautiful gardens at the Fantasy Gardens themed exhibition in Singapore's Suntec City Convention Centre.

In the continuation of my post on the Fantasy Gardens at the Singapore Garden Festival, here is the line up of the remaining beautiful gardens worth a visit.

Island Journeys
Designed by Kelvin Chua from New Zealand, this beautiful garden piece is the result of his abstract ideas on paths between places and the spaces that exist in between.

photo: Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle
Designer Charlie Evans from Australia loves the Australian coastline’s beauty so much that he brought over the native plants from Down Under to present a garden with his quirky take on the beautiful relationship with the beach.

Search for Peace in the Maze of Daily Existence
S K Gutgutia from India tries to make a statement on how to cope with urbanization and the rat race through this garden design. One half of his design reveals a maze of plants looking congested and complicated, while the design next to the maze offers a contrasting Zen-like tranquility.


photo: Season of Mist

Season of Mist
This rainforest fantasy garden, designed by Diana Williams & Robert Cantley from Sri Lanka, features rare and spectacular-looking Nepenthes, the pitcher plants. It offers a rather unique and uber-cool visual experience like no other.

photo: A Garden of Dreams

A Garden of Dreams
Of all the fantasy garden designs, I find Alan Tan’s (from Singapore) garden to carry the most traditional garden look with its window-dotted fencing wall surrounding many beautiful flowering plants around a pavilion.

The artistic creativity in garden designs is evident in all the ten entries competing in the Fantasy Gardens segment of the Singapore Garden Festival. This beauty pageant for fantasy gardens is a once-in-two-year event. To witness such world-class beautiful garden presentations is infinitely worth more than the garden festival’s entrance price.

Catch the Singapore Garden Festival before it ends on 1 August 2008. Don’t worry if you miss this beautiful gardens exhibition in Singapore. The next edition of the Singapore Garden Festival is only two years away, in the year 2010.

See my other Garden Festival posts in Seen This Scene That:
1. Singapore Garden Festival 2008: Fantasy Gardens (Part 1)

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2 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Your photos of the gardens are pretty and delightful.
I want to say thank you so very much for the nice comment on my blog today! =)

Lam Chun See said...

Did you know that Robert Cantley visited my home before. I was told that in his presentation, he shows a couple of photos of my garden.

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