Gardens by the Bay brings to life the National Parks Board Singapore’s vision to create a city in a garden.
The gardens capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical garden city with the perfect environment in which to live and work – making Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century.
Supertree Grove – What you witness after a walk on a 22-meter high sky bridge
In order to get an up-close view, you can walk along a sky bridge called OCBC Skyway that is a 128-meter walkway, 22 meters up in the sky. The views from this bridge allow you to see the trees vegetation up close along with sweeping views of the other gardens and the Marina Bay area.
These trees need no introduction. There are eighteen trees with the tallest being 16 stories high. They are sculptures made in the form of trees to support a vertical garden for plants to grow under its canopy.
As a solution to constraint spaces in the tiny nation, the trees were designed as a home for a vertical garden. There are currently over 200 species planted on the trees. It’s a spectacular sight to witness. Don’t miss visiting Supertree Grove at night as all the trees light up and is magical to witness.
Flower Dome – Visit the world’s largest greenhouse
This indoor garden is full of beautiful flowers with a theme of plants around the world. No doubt this flower dome won the 2015 Guinness Book of Worlds Records title for largest greenhouse in the world.
There are four distinct sections showcasing plants from California, Africa, Spain, and Italy. There is also a rotating themed floral display, check listings on the official website to check the current exhibition.
Cloud Forest – Explore the top of a waterfall
Take an elevator up to the skywalk where you can walk around the top of the mountain. The highest point of it has 360-degree views of the Marina Bay waterfront.
This is the main attraction of the Cloud Forest – a cool-moist conservatory with 35-meter man-made mountain, it also has a waterfall that looks like it’s straight out of the opening scene from Jurassic Park’s first movie.
The mountain is surrounded by many exotic plants such as Venus flytraps, orchids, and ferns growing up its side. This is definitely the top place to visit in Singapore.
How gardens by the bay were created and cost to get in
Singapore has the vision to create a city in a garden and held a contest for design ideas in 2006. The project started in 2007 and opened to the public in October 2011. There were more than 70 entries submitted by participants from 24 different countries with two winners, both from the United Kingdom.
The cost to get in both Cloud Forest and Flower dome is 28.00 SGD (17.41 USD) for the dual ticket. The OCBC Skyway ticket is 5.00 SGD (3.48 USD) to get access to the 30-meter walkway. All three attractions are located near Marina Bay.