The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 

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Singapore leads the Green Cities of the world. I transferred through the airport on my way to a family Christmas in Thailand (more posts to follow) and was struck by the presence of a lot of horticulture on show before you even leave the airport.  A lot of this may have been due to it being 3 days before Christmas but I get the sense that there’s a lot on display for most of the year.

The Christmas Displays

The traditional pine trees of the northern hemisphere were well represented but mixed with a tropical display of Orchids and Poinsettias. I have since found out that the orchids on display were mainly the official flower of Singapore. This is Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’. More on that to come in future posts.

The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 
Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, Pointsettia and decorated pines
The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 
Orchids, Christmas Tree and tropical planting
The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) combined with pine Christmas Tree and tropical foliage

Airport Gardens

I was very excited to see signs to a Waterlily Garden and a desert garden. My excitement soon evaporated when I realised that these were simply outdoor spaces designated as smoking areas. Huge disappointment as I wasn’t able to explore them in any detail.

The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 
The waterlily garden in Singapore airport.

The Green Wall

I had to go and give the plants a rummage to convince myself that this was in fact a collection of real plants on display and not simply some fakes lined up for show. What an example of what can be achieved in a low light environment! Very impressive.

The surprising places to find horticulture: Singapore Airport Floral Displays 

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