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Community Garden Festival

Come and celebrate the joy of gardening at the Community Garden Festival! The Festival celebrates the passion and skills of Singapore’s gardeners through a myriad of fun-filled activities including a marketplace, design competitions and garden displays. Look out for the upcoming Community Garden Festival from 3 to 5 November 2017 and join us in celebrating the wonders of edible gardening at HortPark!


Festival Highlights

Edibles Themed Displays

Stunning displays created from edibles will welcome visitors to HortPark, starting from the Visitor Services Centre. Look out for the edibles-themed landscape displays by award-winning local and international designers and recreate some of these ideas in your own homes!

Come see the various methods of growing edibles, including espaliers and green walls, together with uncommon edible plant varieties. Shortlisted entries of the Community Garden Edibles Competition will also be laid out in an impressive display of melons, pumpkins, beans and more. 

Innovation and Technology

View the wide array of innovative gardening technology such as edible growth kits for mushrooms and leafy greens. Learn about the commercial applications of these technologies or how these can be incorporated into the home for novel gardening projects. 

Community in Bloom Garden Displays

Soak up the vibrant community spirit as you visit the Community in Bloom garden displays, each with distinct themes, set up and designed by gardeners from across Singapore. 

Traditional Kochi Produce and Arts 

Fancy trying edibles from Japan? The Kochi Prefecture Office will be showcasing their local produce such as yuzu and ginger at the Festival! How about learning to make your own unique newspaper handbag from instructors of the Tosayama Academy? You can also enjoy the Yosakoi cultural dance performances, where performers use handheld wooden clappers which originated in Kochi Prefecture to scare birds from the rice fields. Visit the Kochi booth located at the Lifestyle Corner and learn more about Kochi arts. 

MarketPlace

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Grab a steal with plants and gardening products offered at over 40 booths, set up by community gardeners, hobbyists, social enterprises, local start-ups, artisans, and commercial growers!

Don’t miss the chance to take home uncommon edible and ornamental plant varieties sold by NParks’ Pasir Panjang Nursery at the MarketPlace. Explore the range of innovation and technology products such as growing kits and lights to aid you in becoming a master grower at home or at work!

Grab some refreshments after your tour at the festival, and look out for local favourites and artisanal drinks.

Vendors' Listing

Click here for the list of participating vendors at MarketPlace.

 

Designing Competition 

"Designing with Edibles" Competition 

Unleash your creativity in the “Designing with Edibles” competition by designing a hand bouquet using edible plants, or creating a table centrepiece from edibles! 

The competition is open to both professional and amateurs of all nationalities. 

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Registration for the competition is now closed. Watch participants create their designs 'live' on 3 November 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH). All entries will be on display at the MPH till 5 November 2017. 


Guided Tours 

Tour Dates Timings

Tour of the Community Garden Festival

3, 4 & 5 Nov

9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 4 pm, 5 pm

Pasir Panjang Nursery Tour

4 & 5 Nov

 

The Edibles Trail

3, 4 & 5 Nov

9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 4 pm

Click here for more details on the guided tours.

 

Community Garden Trails

Meet your friendly community gardeners and find out more about what they are growing in your neighbourhood! Join the guided walks of Bukit Gombak-Hong Kah North Community Garden Trail and Teck Ghee Community Garden Trail conducted by Community in Bloom (CIB) Ambassadors, who will share all about community gardening and how you too can play a part in greening Singapore. The first 50 sign-ups will get a free potted plant at the Community Garden Festival in HortPark. 

Registration opens on 29 October (Sunday), 10am. If you are interested to participate, send an email to communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg and indicate which session you would like to register for.

Guided Walk Date Timings
Teck Ghee Community Garden Trail guided walk

11 Nov (Sat)

8.30 am, 10.30 am

Bukit Gombak-Hong Kah North Community Garden Trail guided walk

12 Nov (Sun)

8.30 am, 10.30 am

CIB gardeners along Bukit Panjang, Fengshan and Tampines community garden trails are also organising activities through the rest of the year. Please contact communityinbloom@nparks.gov.sg to enquire how to participate.

 

Talks & Demonstrations

Don't have green fingers? Fret not! Attend the talks on edible and ornamental plants by gardening experts to pick up a tip or two, then tantalise your taste buds with garden-to-table cooking demonstrations conducted by renowned chefs.

The talks will be updated from now until the Festival, please check back for the latest list of programmes.

Talks

3 November, Friday 

Time Talks Venue

9 am – 10 am

How To Care For Your Gesneriads

Fruit Room

10 am – 11 am

Growing Heliconia

Fruit Room

10 am – 11 am

Growing Orchids for Pleasure

Multi-Purpose Hall

4 November, Saturday

Time Talks Venue

9 am – 10 am

Community Gardening

Fruit Room

11 am – 12 pm

Pollinators of our City in a Garden

Fruit Room

1 pm – 2 pm

Grow High Nutrition Microgreens Using Indoor Technology

Multi-Purpose Hall

5 November, Sunday 

Time Talks Venue

10 am – 11 am

Growing Your Own Nutrition

Multi-Purpose Hall

 10 am – 11 am
Design of the HortPark Kitchen Garden  Fruit Room 

11 am – 12 pm

Truffles - A New Home Gardening Crop

Multi-Purpose Hall

11 am – 12 pm

Growing big: Reflections on growing for the Community Garden Festival

Fruit Room

12 pm - 1 pm Basics of Organic Farming Multi-Purpose Hall
1 pm - 2 pm  The use of Science and Technology in Home Farming Multi-Purpose Hall

Click here for more information on the talks.

Cooking Demonstrations

4 November, Saturday

 

Time Cooking Demonstration Venue

9 am - 10 am

Pan Seared Grey Mullet by Chef Kelvin of Vineyard

Multi-Purpose Hall

3 pm – 4 pm

Mimic by Pastry Chef Jasmin of 1-Group

Multi-Purpose Hall

4 pm – 5 pm

Chef McDonald Eng and Fresh Garden Spring Roll with Spicy Lemon Dip

Multi-Purpose Hall

5 November, Sunday 

Time Cooking Demonstration Venue

9 am – 10 am

Home Cooking with Lilian of Pasir Panjang Nursery

Multi-Purpose Hall

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Leaves by Chef Felix & Chef Wendy of 1-Group

Multi-Purpose Hall

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Botanical Gin by Mixologist Khairul of 1-Altitude Multi-Purpose Hall

Click here for more information on the cooking demonstrations.


Workshops 

Go from greenhorn to green fingers with these workshops lined up for those new to gardening. Try your hand at making your own tea, air plant magnet, and more! 

Date

Time

Workshop

Venue

4 November, Saturday

10.30 am – 12 pm

M O R I N G A Workshop

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11 am – 12 pm

Airplant Magnet Workshop

Vineyard

2 pm – 3.30 pm

Kombucha: Colours & Flavours

NÓNG

5 November, Sunday

2 pm – 4 pm

H E R B S Workshop

NÓNG

Click here for more information on the workshop listings and how to sign up.

 

Family Activities

Visitors of all ages will be spoilt for choice with the range of plant-themed art and craft workshops!

Date

Time

Workshop

Venue

3 November, Friday

2 pm – 4 pm

Japan’s "Mottainai Bag" Workshop

Fruit Room

4 pm – 6 pm

Floral Pressing

4 November, Saturday

1 pm – 4 pm

Paint with Plant Dyes

4 pm – 6 pm

Japan’s "Mottainai Bag" Workshop

5 November, Sunday

1 pm – 3 pm

The Green Explorer Tech Demonstration

3 pm – 5 pm

Japan’s "Mottainai Bag" Workshop

Click here for more information on family activities.

 

Designers' Profile

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Designer: Mr Harijanto Setiawan

Mr Harijanto Setiawan is an acclaimed floral designer who has won numerous international awards, and is also a trained architect. Harijanto’s experience and expertise in structural and floral designs transforms ideas into reality, combining multiple elements into larger than life displays.

Harijanto was awarded the Gold Award and Best of Show in the Floral Windows to the World category in Singapore Garden Festival 2012 for his Floral Kaleidoscope display. He was also invited to the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show to set up a floral arrangement, for which he has received a Silver-Gilt award. In 2016, Harijanto launched a book titled “A Mystical Floral Journey” detailing his previous showcases.  


Designer Profile Photo 

Designer: Mr Jun-ichi Inada

Mr Jun-ichi Inada is the managing director of WIN Landscape Planning & Design in Osaka, Japan. He is known for his contributions to the greening of Singapore, including the design and development of Pasir Ris Park, Marina City Park, National Orchid Garden and the upgrading of Fort Canning Park as well as the Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. He also designed the 10m Orchid Kaleidoscope at the Singapore Garden Festival 2014, featuring about 18,000 plants and over 40 orchid species and hybrids.


Designer Profile Photo 

Designer: Mr Damian Tang

A prominent talent in the local landscaping industry, Mr Damian Tang clinched multiple Gold and Best of Show awards in the Fantasy Gardens category at previous Singapore Garden Festivals. He also created the SG50 fantasy display titled “Singapore Stories – from Tales to Legends” at the Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome in 2015. He is currently a Senior Director with NParks, leading the design of parks and landscapes in Singapore. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects.


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Designer: Mr Derek Chan

Derek is an architect by training, and began specialising in landscaping in the later part of his career. He was primarily involved in large-scale landscaping works like the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay and more recently for the landscaping at for the Singapore Garden Festival 2016.

 

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Getting to HortPark 

HortPark is located at 33 Hyderabad Road (Off Alexandra Road), Singapore 119578

Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle bus service is available between HortPark and HarbourFront MRT station (Exit D), Telok Blangah MRT station (Exit A), and Labrador Park MRT station (Exit A) at 20 minutes interval. Actual arrival times may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions. 

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Depart from
HarbourFront MRT station (Exit D)

Depart from
HortPark

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Last bus

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3 November, Friday

10.00 am

4.30 pm

10.30 am

4.00 pm

4 November, Saturday

8.30 am

7.00 pm

9.00 am

7.30 pm

5 November, Sunday

8.30 am

7.00 pm

9.00 am

7.30 pm

  • HarbourFront MRT station (Exit D)

    The passenger pick-up point is beside HabourFront MRT Exit D, along Telok Blangah Road (Eastbound). 

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  • Telok Blangah MRT station (Exit A)

    The passenger pick-up point is beside Telok Blangah MRT Exit A, along Telok Blangah Road (Westbound).

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  • Labrador Park MRT station (Exit A)

    The passenger pick-up point is beside Labrador Park MRT Exit A.

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By MRT & Bus

Map

From MRT Station Buses to HortPark
HarbourFront Station (NE1) 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963
Labrador Park Station (CC27) 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963
Clarke Quay Station (NE5) 51, 61
City Hall Station (EW13 / NS25) 61, 166
Commonwealth Station (EW20) / Serangoon Station (NE12) 100
Bugis Station (EW12) / Queensway Station (EW19) 51
Bukit Batok Station (EW 24 / NS1) 61
Jurong East Station (EW24 / NSI) 97
Woodlands Station (NS9) 963

Download the PDF version of directions to HortPark.

Alternative Parking Options

 

Besides the parking lots at HortPark, alternative parking lots are available at the locations below:

Alexandra TechnoPark (via HortPark's sidegate)

Alexandra TechnoPark

Estimated walking distance from Alexandra TechnoPark to HortPark Visitor Services Centre: 340m

Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks

Estimated walking distance from Gillman Barracks to HortPark Visitor Services Centre: 540m

Download the PDF version of alternative parking options.

 

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 30 October 2017

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