Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s newest and most popular tourist attraction. It consists of 3 waterfront gardens at Marina Bay: Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Bay South newly opened its doors to the public. It consists of 2 waterfront conservatories: the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.
The best time to visit Gardens by the Bay is in the late afternoon, around 4-5pm. Start with the cooled conservatories, and then go up to the OCBC Skyway in the evening when the weather is cooler. At the Supertree Grove, there is a nightly show (free admission), OCBC Garden Rhapsody, that showcases the magical lights of the supertrees admist music. There are 2 nightly shows: the first one at 7.45pm and the second one at 8.45pm.
The Flower Dome is the larger of the 2 conservatories in Gardens by the Bay. It simulates a cool-dry Mediterranean climate usually found in temperate regions like Europe, South Africa and California. Catch the brilliant changing flower display in the Flower Field that represents different seasons and festivals. Flower Dome showcases plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid subtropical regions, complemented by changing displays in the Flower Field to reflect different seasons and festivals. It is an indoor event space kept at a temperature of 23°C to 25°C, spanning 1,300 m² that can accommodate up to 1,000 people.
Step into the Flower Dome of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay and you’ll be standing in awe of nature. Spectacular and innovative in design, it is one of the icons of Bay South Garden. The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. Stop and smell the flowers in the colourful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons, festivals and themes.
Enjoy a cooling and leisurely stroll through the Flower Dome and experience the eerie profile of the baobabs, surrounded by fascinating succulents. Immerse yourself in the spectacular view of the Marina reservoir skyline, as you embark on your journey through the Mediterranean Basin, South West Australia, South Africa, Central Chile and California. You’ll discover amazing plants and flowers from different corners of the globe, and you’ll be amazed by how different parts of the trees are used in daily lives across different cultures.