For four-seasoned countries like United States of America, Australia, and European countries, spring is very special season among people. As winter ends, the plants begin to grow. The days turn colorful as the flowers begin to bloom. However, it is always “spring” in Singapore. Thanks to Gardens by the Bay, people can feel the spring vibes every day. Spanning approximately 101 hectares, this natural park becomes Singapore national icon. Gardens by the Bay is multi-functional park highlighting both leisure and environment-oriented. Gardens by the Bay supports the sustainability of plants and greenery. Besides, it has educational function and its attractions bewitch people to come!
1. Flower Dome: Gardens by the Bay Conservatory
Flower Dome is likely the prominent attraction in Gardens by the Bay which presents the vivid spring vibes. The dome is cool-dry conservatory with Mediterranean climate and regarded as the world’s largest glass greenhouse. Let’s celebrate your spring with various flowers and plants from five continents. Most of them give you the exotic beauty of nature. Spanning 1.2 hectares, the dome mesmerizes you with the collections of 32.000 plants from 160 species. Moreover, the view is much scenic when those plants are in full bloom. Flower Dome is open from 09:00 to 21:00 and the last admission is at 20:30.
2. Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest, also known as Cloud Mountain, is a plant conservatory too in Gardens by the Bay. Unlike Flower Dome, Cloud Forest is typically a cool-moist conservatory with temperature range of 23°C to 25°C. Well, it is not literally “mountain” but only a replicate of the tropical mountain in smaller dimension. Surrounded by diverse plants and flowers, it also has the tallest indoor waterfall in the world with height of 35 meters. You can learn biodiversity here by various kinds of orchids, pitcher plans, ferns, etc. In addition, you will be captivated by one dreamy spot, Secret Garden, as a home for the rare plants. Cloud Forest is open starting from 09:00 to 21:00 and the last admission is at 20:30.
3. OCBC Skyway and Supertree Grove: Fluorescent Gardens by the Bay
Next, get the wonderful experience in magnificent attraction of Gardens by the Bay named Supertree Grove. This is not “wooden” trees but the artificial trees made from steel. The trees are covered by 162.900 plants from 200 species including orchids, bromeliads, and ferns. Meanwhile, OCBC Skyway is 128 meters-long walkway connecting Supertree Grove. Get panoramic view of Singapore landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer on this walkway. Besides, don’t miss the spectacular Garden Rhapsody at night showing the harmonization of fluorescent Supertree Grove and beautiful melody of music which will take your breath away. OCBC Skyway is open from 09:00 to 21:00 while Supertree Grove is open from 05:00 AM to 02:00 AM.
4. Art Sculptures
The beauty of nature meets the touch of arts! This line simply gives the glimpse of Gardens by the Bay. Find 40 contemporary art works and crafts among the gardens. These artistic sculptures are exhibited within the flowers and plants show the splendid features and let you gaze in admiration. First, take a look at Floral Clock which as the donation from Audemans Piguet in celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary. This giant flowery clock has 7-meter width and looks colorful filled with tropical plants. Next, let’s visit unique bronze sculpture portraying the giant baby Lucas painted in white. This 9-meter-length and 3-meter-height sculpture gives the illusion of floating baby in the air.
5. World of Plants
As God’s creation, natural beauty is undeniably amazing to explore. However, man-made Natural Park like Gardens by the Bay can be impressive too. The attractions of Gardens by the Bay are mostly created by the professional artists. Therefore, beginning from the very simple idea can result the beautiful masterpiece. The idea of “nature meets arts” can also be found in other attractions of Gardens by the Bay like the topiary. The life-size topiaries of animals like Orang Utan, Hornbill, and Pangolin complete your sightseeing in Gardens by the Bay. Besides, the World of Plants will educate you with the knowledge about plentiful tropical plants and the systems which support the sustainability of the plants.