LNA has joined forces with Ross Garden Tours International to create something truly unique and it’s available to the entire landscaping industry.
The LNA Singapore Study Tour is a tax-deductible industry tour for the landscape professional who wants to be amongst their peers, master their craft and stand out from the pack.
The seven-day tour in August 2014 will include a visit to Gardens by the Bay, which features Bio domes and supertrees, and provide participants with the opportunity to go behind the scenes of vertical gardens and green walls.
You will also have the opportunity to attend the 5th Singapore Garden Festival, where you’ll witness knockout open spaces, meet those making the big decisions, and sit down and chat with Brendan Moar and Jim Fogarty - two of Australia’s most renowned and best designers.
The two will take us around their show gardens and explain the steps of designing, building and creating show gardens, having both won Best in Show and Gold respectively at the 2013 AGSS.
You’ll also get to see how the Singapore Government spent $1.3 billion dollars on flowers, plants, gardens, supertrees and conservatories.
It’s a great opportunity to get out of Australia and see what the rest of the world is doing with their parks and open spaces. And with a tropical climate, cold Tiger beer and the odd Singapore chilli crab (or two), this inspiring opportunity should not be missed.
See what Graham Ross himself has to say about the tour here.
For more information and to register please visit our website at: http://www.landscapenswact.com.au/www/content/default.aspx?cid=1065&fid=904
LNA Singapore Study Tour: August 17 – 23, 2014Stay at the ParkRoyal on Pickering; Qantas flights; welcome & farewell dinners; visit Gardens by the Bay; attend the 5th Singapore Garden Festival; see vertical gardens and green walls; accrue LNA ‘Certified Landscape Professional’ Points; fully tax deductible.
Day 1: Sunday 17 August
Sydney - Singapore
Here’s our home for the next five nights, the incredible Parkroyal on Pickering with its skygardens and outdoor green walls - it’s the ONLY place for us to stay
Day 2: Monday 18 August
Morning visit to Singapore Botanic Garden and Orchid garden, with a guided walk and presentation by Singapore Parks Department (who funds the City in a Garden approach). Return to ParkRoyal on Pickering for a buffet lunch.
This afternoon inspect the landscapes at Parkroyal hotel and meetings with local landscape industry representatives. They have a great pool, bar and relaxation facilities and the hotel is located near China Town.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 3: Tuesday 19 August
Gardens by the Bay
Full day visit to the new Gardens by the Bay. Entry to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Visit the Supertree Grove – 12 unique trees up to 16 storeys in height and covered in bromeliads, orchids and tropical plants. Meet local staff for a behind the scenes view of the construction and horticulture. Lunch at Gardens by the Bay.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 4: Wednesday 20 August
Singapore Garden Festival
Full day visit to the 5th Singapore Garden Festival. Meet up with Brendan Moar and Jim Fogarty who will take us around their show gardens and explain the steps of designing, building and creating show gardens, why they do it, and why this marketing strategy works to promote their businesses.
Day 5: Thursday 21 August
Get out of the city for a visit to Sungei Wetland Reserve, 130 hectares of protected wetlands and home to thousands of migratory birds, egrets, herons, crocodiles, iguana and monitor lizards. Take a walk on elevated timber boardwalks dotted with bird watching ‘hides’.
Afterwards visit Bollywood Vegies. Ivy Singh-Lim will take us for a spin around her tropical fruit farm before laying out lunch (and a papaya taste test) in her award-winning bistro.
Farewell dinner tonight at Jumbo Seafood restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
And we’ll introduce you to the best icy treats in Singapore. Lychee ice anyone?
Day 6: Friday 22 August
Free day with late hotel check out. Afternoon transfer to airport for homeward Qantas flight QF6.
Day 7: Saturday 23 August