This year’s floral display pays tribute to the inaugural show in 2013, with the recreation of a traditional countryside Dutch tulip field where tulips are planted in rows of a single-colour

Tulipmania 2024

📅 29 Apr to 26 May 2024
⏱ 9am – 9pm
📍 Flower Dome
🏷 Admission charge applies

The annual Tulipmania (梦幻郁金香), which sees the centre of Flower Dome burst into colour with tens of thousands of tulips in bloom, is the first floral display at Gardens by the Bay to reach its 10th edition. Since its launch in 2013 – a year after Gardens by the Bay opened to public – Tulipmania has become one of the Gardens’ top three floral displays with the highest visitorship, alongside the cherry blossom showcase Sakura and the Christmas show Poinsettia Wishes.

Tulipmania Netherlands

While Gardens by the Bay constantly refreshes its offerings, such as introducing new thematic flowers to its floral displays every year, Tulipmania has proven so popular that it has become a staple show. This year’s floral display pays tribute to the inaugural show in the design of the centre field. Just like in 2013, tulips are uniformly planted in rows of singular colour, evoking the charm of traditional Dutch tulip fields.

Over the years, Tulipmania has evolved, showcasing diverse themes, from tulip recreations of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to the landscapes of Kazakhstan and Türkiye, where wild tulips originated. This year’s show goes back to its Dutch roots. After all, the Dutch first coined the term “Tulipmania” and popularised tulips, the most sought-after cut flower bulb across Europe in the 17th century.

This year’s floral display also features the modern side of the Netherlands for the first time, with examples of technological advancements such as wind turbines and vertical farming, in addition to the traditional tulip fields.

New tulip varieties at Tulipmania

Tulipa Brisbane Tulipmania

Taking centrestage is what brings people back year after year – the tulips. Some 54,000 tulips of more than 20 varieties are set to charm visitors all over again. Every show introduces new varieties, and this year, there are four to look out for:

  • Tulipa Purple Circus – This fringed tulip has white flowers with eye-catching pinkish-purple accents. Its unique frayed edges on the petals provide an extra dimension of texture and interest to the blooms.
  • Tulipa Double Negrita – The petals of are a deep, rich shade of velvety purple, creating a dramatic contrast against the green foliage. It is a double-petaled tulip, which means it has more than the usual number of petals and sepals in multiple layers, giving each flower a fuller appearance akin to peonies or roses.
  • Tulipa Negrita Crown – A crown tulip with flowers in an intense dark violet colour. The petals of crown tulips roll up at the edge, into an almost-tubular shape, giving it a crown-like appearance.
  • Tulipa Crown of Dynasty – A crown tulip with flowers that are pink with a cream base. The colours become more saturated as the flower matures.

The vibrant rows of tulips are complemented by double-petaled daffodils – the Double Daffodil Heamoor and Daffodil Peach Swirl – sourced from the Netherlands. These daffodils are not as common as their single-petaled counterparts and have gained popularity for their lusher and showier appearance.

Modern Dutch innovations juxtaposed against traditional elements

Tulipmania Windmill

The landscape of Tulipmania is peppered with elements of the idyllic countryside of old Holland, such as a traditional windmill, watermill and thatched-roof farmhouses.

Juxtaposed against these quintessential Dutch icons are models of wind turbines up to 5.5m tall that highlight the Netherlands’ evolution towards a focus on sustainability and renewable energy. In fact, urban farming technology by Dutch firm Priva is already being used by vertical farms in Singapore. Examples of this set-up by local farms Green Harvest and Greenhood can be found in Mediterranean garden of Flower Dome, featuring crops such as microgreens, and Asian leafy vegetables like Choy Sum and Bok Choy.

On display in Tulipmania is also the full set of 104 Delft Blue miniature houses from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the official airline partner for Tulipmania. As a way of sharing Dutch culture with the world, these miniature houses have been presented to Business Class passengers on intercontinental flights since the 1950s. Each little house is modelled after a real Dutch building of historical and architectural interest.

Tulipmania thatched-roof farmhouses

For this year’s Tulipmania, visitors have two opportunities to win economy-class round trip air tickets sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Visitors can scan a QR code at the floral display to play an online game, where they are required to match the Delft Blue Houses with the correct house numbers. Correct entries will enter a lucky draw with a chance to win a pair of air tickets to Amsterdam. Visitors can also take part in a Mother’s Day social media contest, to stand a chance to gift their mother a trip to a destination of choice in Europe.

In celebration of Tulipmania’s milestone 10th edition, Gardens by the Bay will be giving away complimentary cut tulips in Flower Dome over the weekend of May 4 and May 5 from 9am, on a first come first served basis, while stocks last.

You can get tickets online at Klook.


Visitors may register on-site for the activities below and slots are available on a first come, first served basis. A ticket to Flower Dome is required and must be purchased separately. For more information, visit here.

Sensory Moments – Tulipmania

Curious about the diversity of tulip scents or whether tulips are edible? Join us on a guided tour where you will experience tulips with your senses – sight, touch, and smell – as you interact with plant cuttings. This free and immersive session is designed to enrich your understanding of tulips in a hands-on environment.

📅 Saturday, 4 May 2024
⏱ 11am to 11.30am, 12.30pm to 1pm, 2pm to 2.30pm, 3.30pm to 4pm
📍 Australian Garden in Flower Dome

• Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Get Crafty! Tulip Bracelet by Happy Hands Can

Experience the enchanting tulip display and take home a personal memento. In this workshop, you will create a beautifully crafted tulip-themed bracelet, guided by a skilled artist – a perfect souvenir from your visit.

📅 Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 May 2024
⏱ 10am to 6pm
📍 Australian Garden in Flower Dome

• Activity takes about 15 minutes to complete.
• $15 per pax (Fee includes materials)
• Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Get Crafty! Tulip Blooms Coaster Art by Simply Nagomi

Be inspired by the vibrant tulip field in Flower Dome and create a unique tulip-themed ceramic coaster using vivid soft pastels. All materials are provided.

📅 Saturday, 18 May 2024
⏱ 11am to 5pm
📍 Australian Garden in Flower Dome

• $15 per pax (Fee includes materials)
• Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

June School Holiday 2024

Welcome to the June school holidays! Explore our curated list of exciting activities happening during the June School Holidays in Singapore 2024.

June School Holiday Activities for kids 2024

It’s the weekend and are you looking for things / activities to do? Check out our weekly roundup of Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore.

things to do over the weekend

* * * * *

Stay in touch! Subscribe to our Telegram here for our latest updates.

Like what you see here? Get parenting tips and stories straight to your inbox! Join our mailing list here.