Held in conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF), the Singapore Gardeners’ Cup (SGC) is a collaborative and friendly competition for local community gardeners to celebrate the flourishing gardening culture in Singapore.
Community in Bloom (CIB) gardeners from 40 gardening groups have partnered the landscape industry to create five garden showcases, with the theme “Gardeners’ Fantasia” in 2022. Using a harmonious blend of horticulture and landscape design elements, the gardeners also incorporated environmental sustainability principles in their design by upcycling and repurposing commonly available materials.
The gardens were on display during the Singapore Garden Festival, which ended on 9 August 2022.
Check out their works below!
Garden of Nectar by North East District
(Recipient of Best of Show Award, Gold Award)
Inspired by the City in Nature vision, the ‘Garden of Nectar’ strives to create an experience of respite, wonder and resilience. The garden is designed to attract sunbirds from the Nectariniidae family. These birds symbolise well-established environmental and socio-cultural relations between human and fauna in a highly urbanised place like Singapore.
| North East District
· Pasir Ris Zone 1 RN - EcoRis Garden
· Tampines Changkat Zone 5 RN (127) Community Garden
· Casuarina Primary School
· Living Sanctuary Kindergarten
· Meridian Secondary School
· Al-Mawaddah Mosque
· Muhammadiyah Welfare Home
· Sri Darma Muneeswaran Temple - DMT Nandavanam(DMT Garden)
|Hua Hng Trading Co Pte Ltd
The Dance of Dragonflies by South West District
(Recipient of the Gold Award)
This garden takes the form of a theatre stage set up for a dazzling dragonfly ballet. Inspired by dragonflies which symbolises change and transformation, this garden highlights the importance of adapting for a resilient future. The garden incorporates many sustainable efforts in upcycling by giving unwanted materials a new life in different garden elements.
South West District
· Bukit Batok Zone 2 RN Cosy Garden
· Boon Lay Meadow-Grove RN
· Jurong Central Zone D RC Sky Garden
· Teban Gardens RN - Funtasia Gardens
· Grace Orchard School
· Choa Chu Kang Park Community Garden
· Hewlett Packard Singapore
· ST Engineering Land Systems
|Ban Nee Chen Pte Ltd
By Royal Bee-cree by Central Singapore District
(Recipient of the Gold Award)
‘By Royal Bee-cree’ is designed to look like a castle and its grounds. The heart of the castle is a Giant Honeybee nest, recreated as a suspended green wall. It is flanked by guard towers and bee hotels made from upcycled pallet wood, bamboo offcuts and tree trimmings. These serve solitary bees, such as leafcutter and resin bees, and demonstrate how horticultural waste can be used for habitat enhancement in gardens.
Central Singapore District
· Ixora Wu Wo Yuan CG@AMK-Hougang Ixora RN
· Bishan East Zone 1 RC Green Hub
· Jalan Besar Boon Keng Ville RC - SkyGarden @ Kallang Trivista
· The Giving Garden@Kim Tian West
· Goldhill NC Community Garden
· Seletar Hills Cananga RN
· APSN Tanglin School
· ams-OSRAM Eco Garden
|Green Forest Landscape Pte Ltd
The Enchanted Fruit Forest by North West District
(Recipient of Community’s Choice Award, Silver Award)
‘The Enchanted Fruit Forest’ is inspired by unusual fruits in the tropics. The garden is designed with sustainability in mind and uses only upcycled materials to construct the hardscape structures, mainly the fruit carriage and gateway. Here, the forest divulges the many curious secrets of its peculiar fruits, from variegated citrus to mini guava, that are waiting to be uncovered!
North West District
· Admiralty Zone 3 & 4 RCs
· Bukit Timah Toh Yi RN Community Garden
· Marsiling Zone 3 RN (Woodlands Botanical Garden)
· Nee Soon South Zone C RC
· Sembawang West Zone E RN
· Woodlands Zone 2 RN (Bees and Blooms Garden)
· Yishun Innova Junior College
· NTUC Health Active Ageing Care Hub (Kampung Admiralty)
|Candy Floriculture Pte Ltd
Epiphyte Haven by South East District
(Recipient of the Silver Award)
Spiders are important biological controls to regulate insect pests. The ‘Epiphyte Haven’ is designed with web-inspired structures and spidery plants, with hidden enclaves fashioned from upcycled materials collected form the community. The garden provides hiding spaces and microhabitats, making it a haven for the spider community.
South East District
· Geylang East Grove RC
· Marine Crescent Ville RC
· Limau Estate NC - Bedok Terrace Playground
· EtonHouse Pre-School Pte Ltd (223@Mountbatten)
· My First Skool (Geylang East)
· ITE College East
· APSN Centre for Adults
· Siglap South Community Centre
|Vertical Green Pte Ltd