• A Beginners Guide To Gardens By The Bay

    One of the biggest attractions in Singapore has to be Gardens By The Bay, you can’t have a trip to Singapore without checking it out. It features quite a lot in Instagram and Youtube content and you can definitely see why. Known as the “Garden Of The Future” for it’s futuristic vibes. This is because of its metal structure and plants intertwining them.

    WHAT IS GARDENS BY THE BAY?

    Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore. This is adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. Gardens By The Bay consists of 3 major attractions being The Flower Dome, Supertree Grove and The Cloud Forest.

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

    Tickets on the main door for The Cloud Forest and The Flower Dome cost
    Adults and Senior Citizens (over 60) for non residents – S$28
    Children (Aged 3-12) for non residents – S$15
    Adults and Senior Citizens (over 60) for residents – S$20
    Children (Aged 3-12) for residents – S$12
    All tickets and prices are for both conservatories.

    You can also pay for the OCBC Skywalk which costs…
    Adults and Senior Citizens (over 60) – S$8
    Children (Aged 3-12) – S$5

    Entrance to The Supertree Grove is free.

    The above prices are if you choose to buy directly through Gardens By The Bay are as of March 2018.
    You can purchase your tickets at the Ticketing Hub at the Flower Dome entry. Operating Hours: Daily from 9.00am – 8.00pm.

    *I have also read that different tour agencies will have a cheaper price than on the door. So do look into that if you want to save some money.

    WHAT IS IN GARDENS BY THE BAY? 

    There are 3 major attractions within Gardens By The Bay which are The Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove and The Flower Dome.
    The Cloud Forest is were the famous waterfall is which is a huge metal frame covers in plants, trees and flowers which you can walk around with various viewing platforms and windows to look out from. Not only is it the perfect place to take pictures but it also helps you learn about the rare plants and their fast disappearing environment due to climate change and deforestation so it’s a great education lesson as well. The temperatures inside The Cloud Forest vary between 23 and 25°C.

    The Flower Dome is a huge flower garden filled with flowers from all over the world separated into their different countries. Being the largest of the 2 greenhouses. The temperatures inside The Flower Dome also vary between 23 and 25°C.

    Supertree Grove is the iconic structure of 12 out of the 18 futuristic looking trees covered in foliage and plants. Measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of lights and sounds at night. The light show is first shown at 7:45pm and then shown again at 8:45pm.  The walkway between the supertrees gives visitors the perfect view of the skyline of Singapore.

    Are you planning on visiting Gardens By The Bay? Let me know in the comments below.

    For more information on Gardens By The Bay, be sure to check out their website.

    HOW DO I GET TO GARDENS BY THE BAY?

    The best way to get to it is via the MRT especially if you are not by the area. It is directly next to the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel so you can’t miss it if you can see the hotel from the city center. The nearest MRT station is Bayfront and then it’s a short walk either over Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens By The Bay.

    OTHER THINGS TO DO IN GARDENS BY THE BAY


    OCBC Skywalk 
    Unfortunately we had to miss the skywalk out as we had completely run out of time but it’s perfect to do if you have the time either by day, by night or both. At night the Supertree Grove lights up in lots of different colours. The 22 metre high skyway is a great way to catch the panoramic views of the gardens as well as the Marina Bay skyline. Your gardens by the bay experience will be fully complete with a glimpse at these views.

    You can get a great view of the Marina Bay skyline from the skyway as well as checking out the restaurant that is at the top of the biggest tree, the restaurant is called IndoChine and serves a range of dishes with an Indochinese and Western blend. (See their website for opening times and for more information.)

    Supertree Grove Light Show + Marina Bay Light & Water Show
    The Supertrees are lit up at night from about 7pm as part of the Marina Bay Light & Water Show which you can see from the Marina Bay area in front of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and then walk through the hotel lobby to see the Supertree Grove lit up which will be lit all night.

    Lay beneath the monstrous Supertrees and watch as they come to life and dance to some of the most iconic movie soundtracks in history! It’s completely free and a great end to an evening for anyone visiting Singapore.

    They are shown daily at 7.45pm & 8.45pm lasting just 15 minutes each time. You can read more about the Light & Water Show here.


    Will you be visiting Gardens By The Bay? Let me know if you’ve been before or if you would like to go.