I visited Singapore with my family – it was a trip of a lifetime for all of us, a holiday full of new cultural experiences, exciting food, brilliant shopping and attractions like we’d never seen before. There’s just so much to do in a place where most people only stop for a couple of nights on their way to or from another destination – it really is worth staying longer.
My family visited for a week, and the horticultural attractions were at the top of our to-do list. In honesty, I was a little unsure if they’d hold the attention of my wife and teenage daughter, neither of whom are garden lovers, but I needn’t have worried.
Our highlight was Gardens by the Bay, a free-to-see spectacle that made all of us gasp at one point or another. It’s dominated by Supertree Grove, a series of gigantic manmade ‘trees’ clad top to bottom in living greenery. You can climb the trees for a small fee and walk on gangways from one to another – a hot task, but one that’s worth it for the views. Best of all, the trees light up at night and there’s a free daily light and music show. We were surprised to see other visitors lying flat on their backs before the show started, but we joined them and could quickly see why being horizontal and looking up was a good idea. The light show was breathtaking, immersive and I realised part way through that I was crying at the beauty of it all – who’d have thought!
There are also two enormous climate-controlled glasshouses, which combined cover more than 20,000 square metres. We visited the Flower Dome first and found it full of immaculately grown plants and flowers from around the world – they really were the very best examples of any given plant you’re likely to see. The centre of the dome is used for
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Red is an attention-grabbing color in the garden. Bold, loud, and bright. And it plays well with other colors as well – pair it with orange and yellow for a hot, exciting bed, or blues and purple to created a deep, rich, moody tone. Here are some of my favorite red blooms for the garden… what reds are you loving in your garden?
As the calendar turns to January, garden enthusiasts eagerly embrace the fresh start that the new year brings to their outdoor spaces. The garden calendar for January sets the tone for the months ahead, encouraging both novice and seasoned gardeners to embark on a journey of renewal and growth. In the midst of winter, the garden becomes a canvas for planning, preparing, and envisioning the lush beauty that will unfold in the coming seasons.
We’re visiting with Tingshu Hu from Massachusetts again today. We’ve visited their beautiful garden in the spring when the flowering trees are stealing the show, and today they’re sharing their garden in the summer, with photos they took in June:
We’re back in Massachusetts, visiting with Tingshu Hu again. Yesterday we took a look at summer in her front garden, today she’s sharing views from her beautiful back garden, with photos all taken last June.
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We visited Harriet Johnson’s Maine garden last week, but just focused on what she’d planted in a space that had previously been an in ground pool. She mentioned to me that she had other garden spaces too, so I asked if she’d let us visit those as well… happily she agreed, and today we’re getting a tour of the space she calls her fence garden:
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