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Gardens in full bloom: Singapore Garden Festival has something for everyone

The Singapore Garden Festival, which opens today, has something for everyone, from gardens designed by professionals to a garden for kids

Published on Aug 16, 2014 11:44 AM
 

The show gardens have been primped, the flower installations misted and the carnival- themed props set up - all ready to welcome visitors today for the start of the Singapore Garden Festival.

Part of the excitement bubbling at the return of the biennial show is the new venue. Held for the first time at Gardens by the Bay, the fifth edition of the festival spans 2.2ha at the Marina Bay attraction. The festival was previously held indoors at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Festival deputy director Dennis Lim, 41, says: "Gardens by the Bay provides a natural hosting venue to showcase the best of tropical garden and floral artistry.

"Visitors can also look forward to even more impressive structures as the new grounds allow for a greater height limit of up to 10m, as opposed to the previous indoor limit of 3m."

 
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SINGAPORE GARDEN FESTIVAL

Where: Various locations in Gardens by the Bay

When: Till Aug 24, 10am to 10pm

Admission: For local residents, $5 for children and senior citizens, $10 for adults (weekdays), $8 for children and senior citizens, $14 for adults (weekends). For foreigners, $12 for children, $18 for adults and senior citizens (all days)

Info: Go to www.singaporegardenfestival.com