Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit spot in Singapore. With the iconic Supertrees and distinctive pair of Cooled Conservatories, it is an instantly recognisable landmark in Singapore. Here is a quick guide to commonly asked questions for those who are visiting Gardens by the Bay.
Quick Guide To Visiting Gardens By The Bay
1. Is there an admission fee?
Gardens by the Bay consists of outdoor gardens such as the Supertree Grove, Sun Pavilion and Heritage Gardens which are open for free to visitors. Admission fees apply for entry to the two Cooled Conservatories – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. Admission fees also apply for entry to the OCBC Skyway at the Supertree Grove.
2. How much are Gardens by the Bay tickets?
The Standard Rate for tickets to the two Cooled Conservatories are $28 for adults and seniors and $15 for children between three to 12 years old.
Tickets to the OCBC Skyway cost $8 for adults and seniors 60 years old and above, and $5 for children who are three to 12 years old.
Prices are as of April 2018.
3. Are there any discounts for tickets to Gardens by the Bay?
Singapore Residents get to enjoy entry to one Cooled Conservatory (either Flower Dome or Cloud Forest) at $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 years and above and children between three to 12 years old.
Singapore Residents who wish to visit both Cooled Conservatory (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) will need to pay $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 years and above and $12 for children between three to 12 years old.
There are no separate Singapore Resident rate for the OCBC Skyway.
Prices are as of April 2018.
4. I have bought tickets online. Do I need to print them out before visiting Gardens by the Bay?
If you have purchased tickets online, you should receive an email with an e-ticket. You can have this e-ticket scanned at the entrance of the Cooled Conservatory.
Is there a Gardens by the Bay combo ticket for both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest?
The Standard Rate ticket for non-Singapore Residents provides entry to both Cooled Conservatories. It costs $28 for adults and seniors and $15 for children three to 12 years old.
The Singapore Resident rate for two Cooled Conservatories is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 years and above and $12 for children between three to 12 years old.
Prices are as of April 2018.
5. Does my child need a ticket to visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest?
Children who are three years old and above need a ticket to visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
6. What are Gardens by the Bay’s opening hours?
The outdoor gardens at Gardens by the Bay are open from 5 am to 2 am daily. The Cooled Conservatories are open from 9 am to 9 pm. The last ticket sale and admission is at 8 pm.
7. What is the closest MRT station to Gardens by the Bay?
The closest MRT station to Gardens by the Bay is Bayfront MRT (CE1/DT16). This MRT is on both the Circle Line and the Downtown Line.
8. How do I get to Gardens by the Bay from the MRT?
Once you have arrived at Bayfront MRT, look for Station Exit B. Once you have exited the station, cross the Dragonfly Bridge to get to Gardens by the Bay. You will find yourself at the Malay Garden.
Continue on straight and you will arrive at the Supertree Grove.
To reach the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest from the Malay Garden, turn left and walk through the Chinese Garden and Indian Garden.
9. What can I see inside the Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome?
Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome is kept at a temperature of 23 to 25 degrees Celsius. This creates a Mediterranean climate within the Conservatory. On display are various sub-gardens that showcase the flowers, and even fruit, that grow in such climates.
10. When is best time for visiting Gardens by the Bay?
Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowds. Alternatively, pay a visit towards the early morning or the evening when it is cooler. The Cooled Conservatories stay open till 9 pm and have a different atmosphere after dark. There are also usually fewer crowds then.
11. How long will it take to see Gardens by the Bay?
Expect to spend between two to four hours on a visit to Gardens by the Bay. This would allow sufficient time to visit the Cooled Conservatories and some of the Outdoor Gardens.
12. What time is the light show at Gardens by the Bay?
The evening light show at Gardens by the Bay takes place at Supertree Grove. This free music-and-light show takes place at 7.4 5pm and 8.45 pm daily.
13. What are the towers at Gardens by the Bay for?
The “towers” at Gardens by the Bay are known as Supertrees. There are 18 of these distinctive structures around Gardens by the Bay. They serve different functions. Some have solar cells to harvest solar energy while other act as air exhaust receptacles for the Cooled Conservatories.
14. Are there restaurants at Gardens by the Bay?
Yes, there are a variety of dining options at Gardens by the Bay. These include fast food restaurants, cafes, casual dining restaurants and formal dining establishments.
15. What is there for kids to do at Gardens by the Bay?
Beside visiting the Cooled Conservatories, kids can enjoy a special area known as the Far East Organization Children’s Garden. There are both wet and dry playgrounds at this children’s play area.
16. Are there car parks at Gardens by the Bay?
The main car park at Gardens by the Bay is located at the Visitor Centre with 420 car lots and 39 motorcycle lots. Another car park is located at Meadow but this is a distance away from the Cooled Conservatories.
17. Can I rent a wheelchair or stroller at Gardens by the Bay?
Wheelchair and strollers are available for rent at $2 per day at the Visitor Service Centre (opposite the ticketing counter) and the Golden Garden information counter (near the drop-off point).
18. What Gardens by the Bay events should I look out for?
Gardens by the Bay regularly changes the exhibits at the Flower Dome. Throughout the year, these typically include display for Chinese New Year (Jan/Feb), Sakura (Mar/Apr), Tulipmania (Apr/May), Mid-Autumn Festival (Sep/Oct) and Christmas (Nov/Dec).