Singapore - 2 nights, 30 people, 130 wires, 2600 test tubes, and 9000 gerberas. That was what it took to put up a “floating garden” from the five-storey high ceiling of One Raffles Place mall from July 24 - 27 to celebrate the completion of the mall’s revamp. Milton Singapore worked closely with Japanese floral designer Dan Takeda and the client on the delivery, including the intricate setup for one of Singapore’s largest hanging floral displays in a mall. The floating garden was complete with 24 pockets of hydrangeas displayed on the first floor, right below the gerberas.
As intricate as the floating design already is with imported gerberas placed in plastic test tubes to create the “bouquet” feel, the setup can only begin when the mall close at night, with work expected to be completed before the mall opens the next day. It took teamwork, professional management and strong execution to deliver step by step as the flowers were installed layer by layer from the ceiling.
The floating garden installation was featured on local news and generated good buzz as the mall ran a contest with the display, where shoppers may win vouchers through sharing a picture of the installation on Instagram or Twitter, along with their guess on the number of flowers used in the display. There was good buzz overall on news and social media, refreshing visual treat aside.