Floral Fantasy, the Gardens By The Bay attraction, is located close to Bayfront MRT Station. This collection of floral displays showcases different artistic concepts across four different zones in a 1,500 square metre indoor space.
Colombia: Biodiversity Exhibition at Floral Fantasy
A new floral exhibition Colombia: Biodiversity has opened at Floral Fantasy on 18 October 2023.
This features three floral sculptures of threatened species endemic to Colombia that have been reimagined by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturalists and volunteers.
The floral sculptures at Floral Fantasy are of the golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis), the blue anole lizard (Anolis gorgonae) and the Chiribiquete emerald hummingbird (Chlorostilbon olivaresi).
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The floral sculptures have been created by using more than 6,000 preserved roses from Columbia and are intended to convey the important message of conservation and raise awareness of the beauty of fauna found in the South American country.
Colombia is estimated to have the world’s greatest biodiversity per square kilometre, with an estimated more than 75,000 species of flora and fauna.
All three species of wildlife featured in the exhibition are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Colombia is also one of the world’s top exporters of flowers, including preserved roses, which are processed from freshly harvested ones and are made to maintain their fresh appearance from for several months or even years, without the need of water or light for upkeep.
Colombia: Biodiversity is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia in Singapore. It will run until 31 December 2023.
What Else to Expect at Floral Fantasy
The first section of Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay features a landscape of flowers called Dance.
Flowers suspended upside down from the ceiling create a whimsical landscape which ends in a troupe of bobbing floral balls.
Dance quickly gives way to the next section, Float, where a channel of water flows along the length of the garden landscape.
Sheets of falling water mark the start of Waltz, the next thematic area at Floral Fantasy. Reminiscent of a rainforest, Waltz is also where a vivarium of poison dart frogs can be found.
Highly-toxic in the wild due to their diet, these brightly-coloured amphibians only grow up to 2 inches in size – which makes spotting them in the vivarium a fun challenge.
The short stroll through the indoor Floral Fantasy exhibition ends in the cavern-like Drift section, where orchid and ferns decorate the rocky walls.
Flight of the Dragonfly 4D Ride
Capping off the Floral Fantasy experience is a 4D ride, Flight of the Dragonfly. This motion ride brings viewers on a soaring trip across Gardens by the Bay. It simulates the flight of dragonfly and highlights the Garden’s many attractions.
Plants and Artistry Come Together at Floral Fantasy
An Artist Corner at Floral Fantasy also showcases the work of local artists.
Visiting Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay
Floral Fantasy is a ticketed attraction at Gardens by the Bay.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays from 10 am to 8 pm.
The standard rate for non-resident entry is $20 for adults and seniors, and $12 for children. Singapore resident rates are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children.
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