Contest Issue 43


Contest issue 43

Botanical art and botanical illustration emphasise the scientific accuracy of the subject depicted. The botanical artist is required to have a good understanding of plant form and be able to make meticulous observations of the plant being illustrated, frequently under the guidance of a botanist. 

The Singapore Botanic Gardens 2020 calendar features botanical watercolours by artists Chan York Chye, Charles de Alwis, D.N. Choudhury and Juraimi bin Samsuri. These artworks are part of the Gardens’ archives which include over 2,000 illustrations and paintings. A selection of pieces from this collection of botanical art, both old and modern, 
is showcased in the Inverturret – Botanical Art Gallery.

Simply answer the questions below and you could be a lucky winner!

In the article, “Singapore’s International Trees”, we highlight some roadside trees that originated from other countries. According to the article,

Which country does the Bottlebrush Tree originate from? 
The Golden Shower is the national tree of which neighbouring country?

Contest closes on 16 November 2019. Email your answers to with the subject title “My Green Space Contest Oct – Dec 2019”, together with your name, e-mail address, mailing address and contact number.


My Green Space Contest Winners: Jul – Sep 2019


  1. Alan Ng
  2. Margaret Chua
  3. Johnny Seto
  4. Rosemary Tan
  5. Jennifer Yong


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