Spanning over 250 acres of reclaimed land, the Gardens by the Bay is an enormous futuristic botanical garden.
It was created in 2012 as part of Singapore’s government strategy of making Singapore into a “City in a Garden” to increase the quality of life with trees, plants, and flowers.
Beautifully located right by the waterfront of Marina Bay, the Gardens by the Bay consist of three parts: Bay South Garden, Bay Central Garden, and Bay East Garden.
With its 101 hectares of green delight, housing more than 217000 plants, it is the enormous green jewel and outdoor recreation hub of Singapore.
A must visit if you are in Singapore!
The best attractions of Garden by the Bay are in Bay South, Bay Central, and Bay East.
The Bay South Garden is the highlight of Gardens by the Bay.
With its iconic and famous Supertrees, Bay South is the source of national pride, putting Singapore on the futuristic map.
FlowerDome, the largest greenhouse in the world showcases exotic plants from five continents which are displayed in nine different Gardens.
Thousand-year-old olive trees and unusual Baobabs give you a perfect feeling of perpetual spring.
Visitor favourites include Tulipmania, Orchid Extravaganza and Blossom Beats.
Head to Bay East Garden- a green lung in the city of Singapore, offering great views of the city skyline. A perfect picnic setting with lush lawns and tropical palm trees.
Wander down the Bay Central's waterfront promenade to get a picturesque view of the skyline.
Step into the mystical world of Cloud Forest, a 35- metre tall lush mountain covered in mist amidst the world's tallest indoor waterfall and descend through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk.
Looking like something out of a sci-fi fairy tale, the Supertrees were inspired by an orchid and built to resemble Singapore's national flower: Vanda 'Miss Joaquim'.
Varying in height between 25 and 50 meters, each supertree features tropical flowers and various ferns climbing across its steel framework.
These exclusive vertical gardens with towering trees and large canopies are covered with 163,000 plants sheltering more than 200 species and varieties.
The daily light-and-sound show Garden Rhapsody is a must-see!
A perfect replication of real trees!
Interesting facts about Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Gardens by the Bay won 'World Building of the Year award' at World Architecture Festival in 2012 followed by the 'Largest Glass Greenhouse' in the Guinness World Records in 2015.
For the original design concept of Gardens by the Bay, a total of 70 entries by 170 firms from 24 countries were submitted.
A research facility was set up to study the most efficient methods of blooming non-native flowers, costing $7 million.