A European Garden Awaits: Gardens By The Bay’s Flower Dome Readies To Welcome Back The Public

A European Garden Awaits: Gardens By The Bay's Flower Dome Readies To Welcome Back The Public
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A European-themed landscape with a medieval-style castle and thatched cottages greet visitors at the Flower Field at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome.

The floral display features seasonal blooms that are normally found in temperate countries. However, in this case, the flowers were not brought in from overseas. Instead, they were grown in-house by Gardens by the Bay’s own horticulturalists at the attraction’s climate-controlled greenhouses.

Pre-book to Visit Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome

Pre-book to Visit Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome
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Friends of the Gardens members have had the opportunity to visit the display since 1 July 2020.

To visit the Flower Dome, booking in advance, either by the Gardens by the Bay website or the Gardens by the Bay mobile app, is required as physical ticketing counters are still not open.

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Pre-booking is also intended to help with minimising the crowds within the Flower Dome which is currently operating at 25 percent of its usual capacity. This works out to be about 3,500 tickets available daily.

Re-opened to General Public from 11 July

The general public will be able to visit the Flower Dome from Saturday, 11 July 2020. So far, more than 500 tickets for the 11 July have been taken up.

To assist with visitors who may not be aware of the need to pre-book tickets, Gardens by the Bay will be stationing digital ambassadors on site to help with bookings.

“We seek everyone’s understanding that pre-booking online is for everyone’s protection as it helps us to stagger the entry of visitors for adequate safe distancing,” said Jason Koo, Director of Attractions Operations.

Other precautions against COVID-19 that Gardens by the Bay has put in place include safe distancing markers, self-disinfecting coating on high touch surfaces, hourly sanitation of amenities such as toilets and germicidal Ultra Violet (C) emitters for the air-chilling system.

European-themed Landscape at Flower Dome

Flower Dome Reopening - European Landscape at the Flower Field
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Once inside the Flower Dome, visitors can admire the European-themed landscape with its sunflowers, foxgloves, larkspurs, kangaroo paw, coleus and pelargoniums.

Kissing couple at Flower Dome
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Look out for the kissing prince and princess at the castle (who are not practising social distancing) and the chickens by the thatched-roofed houses.

Explore Nooks and Crannies

Explore Nooks and Crannies
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Also being introduced to the Flower Dome are mini gardens known as Pocket Gardens Surprise. The mini displays aim to encourage visitors to explore the nooks and crannies of the Flower Dome.

The first Pocket Gardens Surprise is Edible Garden and the next one will be themed Terrace Garden.

Read our story on even more hidden and less well known nooks and crannies around Gardens by the Bay.