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Community Garden Festival

Join us this November at the Community Garden Festival 2019 as we learn about Singapore’s gardening journey through the years! To be held at Singapore’s first national gardens in the heartlands, Jurong Lake Gardens, the Festival will run from 1 – 3 November, with free activities for the whole family, including a myriad of garden displays and novel gardening projects to inspire your own, informative talks and demos, as well as a marketplace with gardening products and refreshments.


Festival Highlights

Community Garden Edibles Competition

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The Community Garden Edibles Competition is back! Come admire the 12 heaviest and longest fruits and vegetables grown with dedication by our community gardeners, and take the chance to hear more about the growing process from them personally. Who knows, with the best tips, you could even submit your own fruit or vegetable at the next competition!

Click here to find out more about the Community Garden Edibles Competition 2019.

Interiorscape (Aquascape and Terrarium Displays)

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Riding on the growing trend for indoor gardening, the Interiorscape section will feature both aquascapes and terrarium displays. Aquascapes are underwater gardens where aquatic plants and other elements such as rocks and sand are pieced together to create submerged landscapes. These displays will inspire all visitors to explore indoor gardening regardless of the size of the living space they have.

Click here to learn more about the aquascapes.

 

Ornamentals
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A dazzling selection of ornamental plants awaits you, from evergreens with showy foliage to attractive flowers of striking colours, nutured by NParks over the years. Come immerse yourself in the world of ornamentals, as you wander among these showcases of rare and unique plants.

 

Innovation and Technology (Microgreens, Hydroponics, Grow-lights, Herbs, Vegepod)

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The use of innovative technologies, such as smart gardening, grow lights and garden bed kits, are also on the rise. Learn about the commercial applications of these technologies and how they can be incorporated into the home for novel gardening projects. 

 

Plant & Gardening Clinic

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The Plant Clinic at the Community Garden Festival 2019 will feature exhibits of common plant diseases and pestsas well as various soil types highlighting their differences in colours and texture.Plant health experts will also be present to provide advice on taking care of plants, and visitors are encouraged to bring their plants for a health assessment.

 

Community Display Garden 

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Follow Singapore’s greening journey through time at the Community Display Gardens! Developed in collaboration with volunteers and community gardeners nationwide, find out how gardening trends have shifted since the 1960s and how our urban landscape has evolved into our City in a Garden today.

 

Singapore Garden Photographer of the Year 2019 Photo Exhibition

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The Singapore Garden Photographer of the Year (SGPY) 2019 Photo Exhibition displays award-winning photographs that best capture the beauty, heritage and biodiversity in our City in a Garden from the 2019 edition of the competition, as well as photo contributions from our colleagues, partners and judges – people who have made the SGPY 2019 Photo Competition possible.

The exhibition will run from 1 November to 28 November 2019. Admission is free.

 

MarketPlace

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Calling all plant lovers! Don’t miss the chance to shop at the biggest gardening bazaar of the year. With over 60 booths set up by community gardeners, hobbyists, start-ups, artisans and commercial growers, the Marketplace is a gardener’s retail paradise. There will also be delicious food and artisanal drinks so you can refuel and refresh during your visit to the Community Garden Festival! 

Vendors' Listing

Click here for the full list of vendors! 

 

Stage Programme (Talks/Demo)

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Interested in making your very own mocktail using just plants? Or whipping up simple salads from scratch? Then be sure to attend the talks and demonstrations conducted by our gardening experts to gain insightful advice to help you master your garden.

Programme Schedule

Venue: Event Square, Stage

1 Nov (Friday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

1.15pm – 2pm

Edible Allotment Gardens for Communal Spaces

Mr Blair Spendelow

2.15pm – 3pm

Basics of Airplants

Mr Kevin Cheong

3.15pm – 4pm

Common Urban Bees of Singapore

Ms Jacqueline Chua

4.15pm – 5pm

Insects on my Plants – Help!!!

Mr Muhammad Izaan Bin Istijab

5.15pm – 6pm

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar & Pure Raw Honey

Ms Deborah Lee


2 Nov (Saturday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

10.15am – 11am

Ornamental Fish Keeping as a Hobby

Mr Jonathan Poh

11.15am – 12pm

Living with Air Plants

Mr Daniel Goh

12.15pm – 1pm

Starting your Hydroponics Herb& Veggie Garden at Home!

Mr Chen Jun Wei

1.15pm – 2pm

Converting Food Waste into Food for Plants

Mr Kong Wah Beng

2.15pm – 3pm

Getting to know Ethnic Vegetables and Learning how to Grow them!

Dr Wilson Wong

3.15pm – 4pm

Planting Edibles Using Ideal Fertilisers

Mr Frankie Tan

4.15pm – 5pm

Befriending the Bees

Mr Zestin Soh

5.15pm – 6pm

Food for Plants – Organic vs Inorganic

Mr Edgar Raeben George


3 Nov (Sunday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

10.15am – 11am

How to Drink your Oil!

Ms Deborah Lee

11.15am – 12pm

Weaving with Plants & Upcycled Materials

Ms Autumn Brown

12.15pm – 1pm

Planning & Growing a Flowering Garden

Ms Joanna Chuah

1.15pm – 2pm

Making of Lemongrass Jelly

Mdm Kamisah Bte Atan

2.15pm – 3pm

How to be a Successful High-rise Indoor Edible Gardener

Dr Wilson Wong

3.15pm – 4pm

Indoor Gardening with Grow Lights

Mr Chen Jun Wei

4.15pm – 5pm

Tips to Identify and Manage Plant Diseases

Mr Muhd Azhari Bin Mohd Zain

5.15pm – 6pm

Growing Tomatoes in Singapore

Mr Benjamin Ang

 

Activities for the Family

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Children can also learn about plants and gardening in a fun way through activities such as Upcycling Craft and Leaf Printing! 

Activities Schedule

Venue: Event Square, Family Activities corner

1 Nov (Friday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

1 pm – 3 pm

Leaf Printing

NParks

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Recycling Art!

Ms Doreen Chay

 

2 Nov (Saturday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

10.30am – 12.30pm

Upcycle Egg Cartons to Flowers

Ms Gladys Hang

1 pm – 3 pm

Kids Workshop: How to Wash & Remove the Pesticide Residues Found on Fruits & Veggies

Ms Deborah Lee

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Grow with Us@The Green Explorers

The Green Explorers

 

3 Nov (Sunday)

Time

Title

Speaker Name

10.30am – 12.30pm

Painting with Plant Dye

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

1 pm – 3 pm

Stencil Printing On Fabric With Plants

Ms Autumn Brown

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Grow with Us@The Green Explorers

The Green Explorers

Click here for more details on Activities for the Family.

Movie Screening

2 November 2019, 7:30 pm

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Getting to Jurong Lake Gardens

Click here for directions to Jurong Lake Gardens.

Bus shuttle service will be provided at Lakeside MRT to the show grounds. Click here for the shuttle bus timings.

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Contact Us

For additional queries, please contact the HortPark Visitor Services Centre at:

Contact Number: 6471 5601
Email Address: NPARKS_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg

 

Last updated on 02 November 2019

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