Like a scene from a Chinese painting, the Dahlia Dreams floral display in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome beckons with its picturesque Chinese garden landscape framed by elegant pavilions, rotating water wheels, and a majestic 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns.
The Gardens is all set to usher in the Chinese New Year with the first floral display of 2019 featuring 5,000 dahlias of more than 100 varieties – some with flowers as large as one’s face. With their sizeable blooms and vibrant colours, dahlias are a wonderful accompaniment to the festival. Known in Chinese as “大丽花”, they bring to mind the auspicious greeting “大吉大利” which conveys wishes of good luck and wealth.
Also on display are other festive plants such as narcissus (水仙), cymbidium (大花蕙兰) and Golden Lotus Banana (地涌金莲), along with the magnificent Senrinzaki or “Thousand Blooms” chrysanthemum arrangement. Carefully cultivated over a period of at least one year, each exquisite arrangement features 500 to 1,500 chrysanthemum flowers blooming from a single plant.
Visitors can also look out for complementary programmes such as free guided tours, dahlia craft session, and hong bao giveaways.
The “Dahlia Dreams” floral display runs till 24 February 2019 in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.
CHINESE NEW YEAR SPECIALS
Date: 5 to 24 February 2019
Chinese New Year is a time for family get-togethers. From 5 to 24 February, visitors will receive a complimentary Senior (Singapore Resident) admission ticket when they purchase a regular-priced Adult (Singapore Resident) admission ticket. This will be valid for “Two Conservatories” tickets only. Terms and conditions apply.
Hong Bao Giveaway
Date: From 18 January 2019(while stocks last)
Visitors stand to receive a set of eight exclusive Gardens by the Bay red packets (“hong bao”) when they:
- purchase any conservatory ticket/s at the ticketing counters in Gardens by the Bay;
- spend a minimum of S$20 on merchandise, food or beverage at the Gift Shops, Children’s Garden Café or Conservatory Café; or
- present their Friends of the Gardens membership card at Friends of the Gardens Centre (limited to one set per card).
“Dahlia Dreams” Garden Trail
Pick up a “Dahlia Dreams” Garden Trail for more information or join the daily “ASK Me!” tours by Gardens by the Bay’s friendly Tour Ambassadors as they share fascinating facts and anecdotes about the floral display.
Date: 18 January to 24 February 2019
Time: Daily at 11am and 3pm (2pm – 5pm on 19 & 20 January, and 2, 3, 16 & 17 February)
Location: Flower Dome
- Guided tours are free, but admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.
- Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
- To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field.
- Tours will not be conducted on Flower Dome closure dates.
Get Crafty: Dahlias
Get crafty at the South American Garden inside Flower Dome for an afternoon of crafts and fun! As you marvel at the myriad of dahlias on display, fold origami dahlias and learn more about these colourful blooms.
Date: 23 February 2019
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Location: South American Garden (Flower Dome)
Details: Programme is free but admission charge to Flower Dome applies. (Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin or Klook.)
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