A Gardening Special

NParks' Community Garden Fest 2020 aims to help newbies grow green thumbs

The largely virtual fourth edition of the Community Garden Festival will celebrate home farming, community gardening and heritage blooms

As part of the line-up for this year's Community Garden Festival, National Parks Board's deputy director of Jurong Lake Gardens Wilson Wong (left) and plant scientist Edgar Raeben George (right) will helm a live chat next Saturday and share tips on p
As part of the line-up for this year's Community Garden Festival, National Parks Board's deputy director of Jurong Lake Gardens Wilson Wong (left) and plant scientist Edgar Raeben George (right) will helm a live chat next Saturday and share tips on preparing the perfect soil mix at home.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH
Go on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the Herbarium, which stores physical records of plant reference materials, with Singapore Botanic Gardens manager Felicia Tay.
Go on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the Herbarium, which stores physical records of plant reference materials, with Singapore Botanic Gardens manager Felicia Tay. ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH
Allotment gardener Emily Fong, a retiree in her 60s, will helm a live chat on how to create a good allotment garden on Sunday at 2pm. She has been tending to her allotment plot in HortPark for the last four years, harvesting bumper crops of Thai wate
Allotment gardener Emily Fong, a retiree in her 60s, will helm a live chat on how to create a good allotment garden on Sunday at 2pm. She has been tending to her allotment plot in HortPark for the last four years, harvesting bumper crops of Thai watercress.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH

Are you a gardening newbie losing sleep over whether you have a green thumb?

Fret not. This year's Community Garden Festival by the National Parks Board (NParks) is designed to allay such fears.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2020, with the headline 'Planting ideas'. Print Edition | Subscribe