|Singapore Garden Festival Launch 2005
The display garden for the launch of Singaflora was based on the theme of Fantasy & Reality.
The garden is designed using squares and cubes that symbolise the modern city housing that many of us live in.
The fantasy is the display of colourful plants, unique materials and sculpture from around the world, and a larger than normal garden space with colours not usually encountered in Singaporean gardens.
Reality is found in the Terrarium garden; the largest cube in the back right hand corner of the garden. You enter a garden suitable for balcony and small garden inspiration - this is the Singapore part of the garden. In this cube is seating space with paving, planting, and sculpture. Walls are rendered with a black exterior and a red interior. Two portholes also allow for extra viewing into and out of the large cube. The reality garden has a glass roof.
The medium cube to the left is made of dry stacked bluestone - unusual for Singapore. This adds texture to the backdrop of the colourful planting and also provides some privacy to the lawn at the rear of the garden.
The small black cube to the front right is the water feature. Water cascades over the top of the steel cube and runs down the sides into a trough below. This is very calming in the garden.
The hard scape of the garden is finished in neutral tones with feature walls using primary colours.
The design is modern, with an international feel and lots of plant colour for maximum effect. This garden represents many styles of gardens, appeals to many gardening tastes, and provides inspiration for gardeners interested in 'reality' or 'fantasy' gardening.