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Be the first to visit the Singapore Garden Festival

Published on Jul 4, 2014 1:44 PM

This year's Singapore Garden Festival promises to be an event of many firsts.

For the first time since the biennial event started in 2006, it will be held both indoors and outdoors, with Gardens by the Bay as the backdrop.

The tropical garden and flower show will run from Aug 16 to 24. Highlights include plant structures towering nine metres high and over 2,000 varieties of orchids in the indoor Flower Dome. Miniature gardens with tiny plants and furniture will also debut at this year's garden show.

The Straits Times is the official media partner of this year's festival, which is jointly organised by NParks and the Gardens by the Bay.

For more information on the Singapore Garden Festival, go to or visit their Facebook page.

Win tickets to special preview

Here's your chance to be one of the first 150 readers to win tickets to the preview of the Singapore Garden Festival on Aug 15, a day before it opens to the public.

As part of The Straits Times Appreciates Readers' (Star) programme, the winners will be invited to attend the awards ceremony honouring international designers and top gardeners on the same day.

To take part, answer this question:

Which is not a competitive category in this year’s Singapore Garden Festival?

A. Fantasy Gardens
B. Balcony Gardens
C. Miniature Gardens

SMS your answer to 14607-7877 in this format:

Example: STARSGF A S1234567D mary tan

Deadline: July 11, 11.59pm

Terms and conditions

All correct entries will be eligible for a lucky draw on July 12 at SPH News Centre.

Winners will be notified by email on the ticket collection details.

SMS entries sent via automated applications on or from computers, mobile apps or any kind of device are ineligible for the contest.

Each SMS costs $0.21 (with GST).

Those below the age of 18 must seek parental consent.

By participating in the lucky draw, each participant agrees that:

1. Any and all personal data submitted may be collected, used and/or disclosed to SPH and its related corporations (collectively “SPH Group”) for various purposes, including to communicate with the participant for purposes related to the lucky draw, to provide goods and services to the participant upon request, and such other purposes SPH Group may reasonably deem appropriate, or in relation to which the participant has otherwise provided SPH Group with consent;

2. SPH Group may collect, use, disclose and share amongst themselves and their respective service providers, the participant’s personal data, including the photographs or audio-video or other recordings of these participants (“Material”) for publicity and/or use in advertisements across all media, including, without limitation, in SPH Group’s publications, presentations, promotional materials on their websites, in its original or edited format, and whether to promote the Lucky Draw or otherwise without further notification, remuneration or compensation.

In the event the winner is unable to attend the event, the organisers reserve the right to select another winner.

We reserve the right to substitute, withdraw, add to or alter any of the prizes offered without notice to the participants and to amend the terms & conditions of the contest without prior notice.