After a closure of almost three month, Gardens by the Bay is set to welcome visitors once again on 1 July 2020. The Gardens by the Bay reopening will be done in phases to ensure that new safety and operational protocols are in place to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff.
Here’s what you need to know about Gardens by the Bay’s reopening.
1. Flower Dome Will Be the First to Reopen
Gardens by the Bay will be reopening its ticketed attractions in phases, starting with the Flower Dome on 1 July 2020. Other attractions such as the Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory, Floral Fantasy and the Garden Rhapsody light-and-sound show at Supertree Grove will only open at a later date.
2. Only Friends of the Gardens Can Visit Initially; General Public Admission from 11 July
While the Flower Dome will open from 1 July 2020, only those in the Friends of the Gardens membership programme will be allowed to visit over the first 10 days. The public will have to wait till 11 July 2020 be able to visit the Gardens by the Bay attraction.
3. New Gardens by the Bay App and Timeslot System
Gardens by the Bay has developed a new app to provide a contactless experience for visitors. This replaces the physical ticketing counters at Gardens by the Bay. Using the app, visitors will be able to buy and scan tickets, register their visit to Gardens by the Bay with SafeEntry and also check crowd levels.
This new Gardens by the Bay app will be available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store from 29 June 2020.
Friends of the Gardens can prebook their visit to the Flower Dome using the app. The public can use the app to purchase their timed-entry tickets from 7 July 2020 onwards. Tickets purchased through the app will enjoy a $1 discount till the end of September. Tickets can also be purchased online through the Gardens by the Bay website.
4. Reduced Number of Visitors at the Flower Dome
To facilitate safe distancing, the number of visitors allowed into the Flower Dome will be reduced 75 percent. The time-entry system will also help to stagger out the crowd at the attraction.
5. Floor Markers, One-directional Flow and Other Measures
Other safety measures being instituted at Gardens by the Bay include temperature screening, safe distancing markers to remind visitor to keep one metre apart from each other, automatic doors and one-directional flow of visitors within the Flower Dome.
The air-chilling system at the Flower Dome has also been equipped with germicidal UV emitters to improve air quality.
6. European-themed Flower Field Display & Mini Gardens
As the COVID-19 situation has disrupted the supply chain of flowers from Europe, for the Gardens by the Bay reopening on 1 July 2020 at the Flower Dome, the Flower Field will display seasonal blooms grown in-house.
There will be flowers such as sunflowers, foxgloves, larkspurs, kangaroo paw, coleus and pelargoniums on display. These will be part of the European countryside-themed landscape to welcome back visitors.
In addition to the main floral display, Gardens by the Bay will be introducing the Pocket Garden Surprise series. This consists of mini displays around the Flower Dome which will change every fortnight.
The first in the series is Edible Garden which features vegetables and herb grown for use in the kitchen. It is intended to create awareness of the importance of food security and resilience. This first display in the Pocket Garden Surprise series is sponsored by private individual John Lo and his family and dedicated to Singapore’s healthcare and safety enforcement officers.
Looking forward to Safe Gardens by the Bay Reopening
We look forward to Gardens by the Bay’s safe reopening on 1 July 2020.