SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
Our 161-years old Singapore Botanic Gardens, the country’s first UNESCO Heritage Site, is also the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. A treasure cove of extensive flora and fauna including several heritage trees, it truly is testament to Singapore’s ‘City in a Garden’ name, a must-visit for nature lovers. One of our favourite spots is the National Orchid Garden, home to more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids set on three hectares of meticulously landscaped slopes. Ever wondered why there appears to be so many Instagram-worthy spots here with an appealing flow of colours? The garden was thoughtfully designed to present the plants in four separate colour zones – “Spring” with bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams, “Summer” with strong reds and pinks, “Autumn” with matured shades, and “winder” with whites and cool violet shades. You could absolutely enjoy a unique, tropical spin on the seasons here!
A delight to the eye and a solace for the soul, arrangement features tropical selects of orchids, birds of paradise, calla lilies and foliage.
Perfect for – The one who frequently visits the Botanic Gardens for that respite in this lush sanctuary. A lovely way to bring a part of the gardens back home to instantly lift your mood!
“A bright tropical garden curation, she symbolise elegance, warm and plenty of inviting smiles! Inspired of Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, she’s a star and a favourite that many find respite and comfort amongst the botanical outdoors.”
– Floral Mikelle
Joo Chiat, one of the Singapore’s liveliest neighbourhoods, is known for its eclectic mix of old and new. There are the trendy cafes with the latest pastry creations, interspersed amidst old-school coffeeshops serving that nostalgic kopi and kaya toast for a comfort fix. For us, the most charming part of this enclave are the beautifully preserved Peranakan shophouses, each with its own unique colours and intricate motifs, yet an enchanting array of architectural appeal when lined up together. Just perfect for the ‘gram, perfect for your next photography trip in Singapore. The stunning mix of colours and captivating heritage behind the Peranakan-inspired tiles and motifs were the perfect inspiration for our ‘Made in Joo Chiat’ in our latest ‘Rediscover Singapore’ collection.
Made with preserved yellow banksia, purple rose and hydrangea, matched with dried protea compacta, eucalyptus and gold foliage – cosily nested in a matte black vase.
Perfect for – The one who loves heritage gems, vibrant colours. A great addition to your living space as these preserved flowers can last for months.
“We reimagined a strong independent female from Joo Chiat – someone full of character and surprises, one who is not afraid to embrace the future while conserving her core values – come what may. Inspired by #iwalkjoochiat themed walk of Colour, Heritage and Play. The colourful, Peranakan-inspired tiles, a heritage meticulously preserved to the details.”
– Gifts with Ease
Did you know that Woodlands was named as such because it resembled a heavily-wooded area when viewed from the Johor side of the Straits? Woodlands used to be an entirely rural area filled with forest and mangrove swamps before development took over in the 1970s and 1980s to make way for Woodlands Town. The bouquet is inspired by Iverina’s childhood memories of Woodlands – rustic, simple and natural.
This bouquet features Banksia, Chrysanthemum Sunlight, Carnations, and Pom Poms.
Perfect for – The one who loves a truly hidden gem off the beaten track – like taking a new hiking path and stumbling into a magical floral landscape of various colours, which stands out yet blends beautifully in the lush greenery like a picturesque painting. Definitely a bouquet to surprise your loved ones with!
“The interplay between the dark and bright tones is significant – for me it is reminiscent of the woods, tree barks and fallen leaves, and the pink sky that glows through the leaves when the sun sets. Stylistically, the bouquet was made to portray a whimsical style with unusual wanderlust elements”
– Iverina, Ina Shea Floral Studio