Dahlia Dreams 2021 is the first of the signature thematic floral exhibitions at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome for the new year. This year’s display features 2,000 dahlias, all been grown in-house by the attraction’s horticulturalists.
Chinese New Year at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
The Dahlia Dreams 2021 not only features the dashing dahlias but other flowers which are often associated with Chinese New Year. These include azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums. Flowers had to be grown by the in-house team this year because global logistical disruptions have made it difficult to import flowers into Singapore from overseas.
Another difference with Dahlia Dreams 2021 compared to years past is that instead of having a singular main photo spot which may attract crowds, this year’s photo spots have been spaced out.
The photo spots have also been designed to be multi-faceted, allowing visitors to take photos with them from different angles. These steps were taken to encourage safe distancing and to minimise the congregation of crowds.
Dahlia Dreams 2021 Photo Spots
The photo spots at Dahlia Dreams 2021 include a display of traditional Chinese lions dancing to depict the legend of Nian…
…a bull to mark the Year of the Ox…
…a Chinese pavilion and a lantern globe made out of 200 red lanterns.
Gift of Gardens
This year, Gardens by the Bay also received the largest donation yet for its Gift of Gardens community outreach programme since 2012. Bloomberg and private individual Mrs Lucy Yeo donated a total of $250,000 to Gift of Gardens, which provides complimentary access to local residents who would not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the ticketed attractions at Gardens by the Bay. The amount will be further matched by Tote Board.
President Halimah Yacob, Patron of Gift of Gardens, received the cheque on behalf of Gardens by the Bay on 15 January. She also took the opportunity to tour Dahlia Dreams with beneficiaries from Concern & Care Society, TOUCH Community Services, and HOME (Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) on the same day.
Dahlia Dreams 2021 is now on at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay until 21 February 2021. Admission charges apply.