Blame the low lighting and the shaky hands. Nah, that’s just the inexperienced and unskilled novice speaking.
Though a tripod and a piece of dedicated macro lens would have been nice to have. The dim lights made photographing a challenge. Most of the photos here do little justice to the beautiful displays. Making do with what’s available, here are some of the more post worthy shots.
Indigenous to South Africa, otherwise known as Sugarbushes and aptly so. This happy looking and fluffy interior of a Protea flower resembles cotton candy.
Orchids orchids everywhere! At the Singapore Orchid Show, an exotic and mind-boggling array of Southeast Asia’s most diverse botanical family.
An elegant stargazing lily.
The 5-metre tall floral topiary named after and inspired by the tale The Men Who Plant Trees took centrestage.
Orchid display by the team from Papua New Guinea.
Whimsical fantasy garden by Australian designer featuring floating baskets, white orchids and drapings evoke a sense of ethereal. One of my personal favourite at the show.
Love the simple and sleek look of this water garden created by a French designer.
For once a midday garden visit in sunny Singapore did not send one running helter-skelter. Held indoors at the Suntec Convention Centre, we were treated to a visual feast of masterpieces and creations of some of the world’s most acclaimed landscape and floral designers, all in the cool comforts of air-conditioning, at the biennial Singapore Garden Festival. It is unbelieveable how flowers and plants of the most unusual varieties found their way to this part of the world, transporting those who gaze upon them into climates and cultures far far away.
That lovely afternoon left me wanting for more. Singapore Garden Festival 2012, I will be patiently awaiting your return.
Where flower blooms so does hope. – Lady Bird Johnson