With more people working from and spending more time at home, gardening has become a major hobby for many in Singapore (yours included). It seems tinkering with home gardening systems and growing your own sustainable produce is now a national passion, supported in part by the government’s efforts in encouraging more citizens to embrace our ‘Green City’ status.
The national Singapore Garden Festival kicks off tomorrow (9 Oct) with the launch of the SGF Hort Show, this time round it’s gone a step further to provide a hybrid physical/virtual format so there’s lots to see and do even if you are not able to make it to the event grounds because of the safe distancing measures. Along with virtual talks and workshops, on-site displays will take place at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Jurong Lake Gardens from 9 to 17 October and 23 to 31 October respectively.
Online talks conducted by the organisers, along with a panel of experts, cover topics ranging from growing your own micro-greens, to growing begonias and african violets. Handy video guides on plant pot decoration, growing gingers and how to grow shade-loving plants, will also be uploaded onto NParksSG’s youtube channel from 10 October. Click here to see a full list of the talks and videos available.
For avid gardeners and those yearning to glean some inspiration from the experts, below are some competitions worth attending. Admissions to the festival grounds are free but those interested will have to register online here for a slot to attend.