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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome

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This concrete jungle of Singapore is actually a real jungle where tall buildings meets tropical lush nature. Gardens by the Bay recently turned 5 and in honor of the special birthday I decided to check out The Flower Dome which is a largest glass greenhouse dome in the world filled with tropical and exotic flowers. Anything from the country's national flower, orchids to tulips imported internationally, to various forms of cacti, this dome is very diverse with it's different kind of plants that you don't want to miss!

A Guide Visiting The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome

Getting to The Flower Dome from Gardens by the Bay

The best way to get here is by public transit. The closest MRT station is called "Bayfront" and it is on the Downtown (Blue) line. Once you tap out of the station there will be signs pointing to Gardens by the Bay, just make sure you follow those until you reach the gardens. Once you are there just keep walking straight. You'll eventually get there by walking but it can take a good 10-15 or even 20 minutes! If you don't want to walk there in the hot humidity then there's a $3 shuttle bus that can take you right at the entrance of the gardens. 

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome

Buying Tickets for The Flower Dome

There are multiple different ticket options you can get at the ticket desk. The Standard Double Admission for The Flower Dome & Cloud Forest is $28 SGD for adults/$15 SGD for children but for residents it's only $20 SGD for adults/$12 SGD for children. There is a single admission rate for either The Flower Dome or Cloud Forest however for residents which is only $12 SGD for adults and those are the ones my boyfriend and I did.

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome

The Best Parts About The Flower Dome

The prickly cacti in the Succulent Garden, the desert flowers depending on a lot of dry soil to survive of the Australian Garden, the needle like leaves of the 'Fynbos' plants of the South African Garden, be mesmerized by the Monkey Puzzle Trees of the Chilean Gardens, the colorful shrubs of the Californian Garden, and the 1000 year old tree at the Olive Grove. This large greenhouse supports so many different climates at once to cater the different plant's needs. It's no wonder that people travel all around the world to witness all of these plants together essentially all in the same room!

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome

What Time You Should Be Here

The Flower Dome is open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM. Just please keep in mind that the last ticket sale is no later than 8 PM and the very last time of admission is at 8:30 PM. Although at night time there will be a lot less people at the dome, I think it's the absolute worst time to go because looking at flowers without natural sunlight is just not the same. I have came and experimented during several dates/times and I came to the conclusion that the best times to come is on a weekday and either right as it opens or at noon during lunch time. I did however find it beautiful with the sunset this time when I came because of the light rays shining through the trees and plants. It is quite crowded at this time however so I would plan accordingly. Make sure to check here also just in case they make any urgent updates.


Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome



Have you ever visited The Flower Dome or any other exotic greenhouses before? Please let me know in the comments below!


Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Gardens by the Bay: The Flower Dome



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