If you are on the hunt for carefully curated natural beauty, the Gardens by the Bay are the perfect destination to find it in Singapore. Spanning 250 acres among three waterfront gardens, this expansive pocket of nature is exquisite.

Adjacent to the Marina reservoir, the Gardens by the Bay include the Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden. It was only opened in 2012, but quickly became a staple of Singapore tourism. The conceptualization of these incredible gardens makes for a truly unique experience. Make sure to set aside a full day of wandering and exploration for your trip to the Gardens by the Bay.

The Central Garden includes a waterfront promenade, ideal for a scenic stroll. The East Garden contains large, tropical leaf-shaped gardens, each unique in its landscaping and theme. The East Garden is also the best place for an unobstructed view of the city skyline.

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The South Garden is where you’ll find the treasures of the gardens. The South Garden showcases tropical horticulture, and takes inspiration from Singapore’s national flower – the orchid. It is home to two conservatories – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The Cloud Forest is cool and moist, with the climate of tropical mountains and is covered in plants that thrive in this environment.

The Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world, unique in its ability to have such a large glass roof without any interior support such as columns.

Supertree Grove – the most unique feature of the gardens by the bay

Supertree Grove includes 18 tree-like structures that act as vertical gardens, provide shade, and act as clean energy powerhouses – utilizing solar energy to simulate photosynthesis to harness energy. At night, the Grove fills with music and light for the Garden Rhapsody. The Gardens’ newest attractions are the Supertree Observatory, located in the tallest Supertree at 50 meters, and the OSBC Skyway, and archway connecting two of the Supertrees.

The Gardens by the Bay are an incredible sight for all visitors, but children are especially welcome in the Children’s garden, near the treehouse and adventure trail, which includes trampolines, balancing beams, and hanging bridges. 

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There are both temporary and permanent special exhibitions, such as the Floral Fantasy, Sun Pavilion, Floral Clock, and Heritage Gardens. Luckily, entrance is free to the outdoor gardens! You can enjoy this trip as a free destination, or choose to pay to enter the observatory, OSBC Skyway, the two conservatories, and other special exhibitions.

There are both temporary and permanent special exhibitions, such as the Floral Fantasy, Sun Pavilion, Floral Clock, and Heritage Gardens. Luckily, entrance is free to the outdoor gardens! You can enjoy this trip as a free destination, or choose to pay to enter the observatory, OSBC Skyway, the two conservatories, and other special exhibitions.

Getting to the gardens by the bay

A Gardens by the Bay MTR station will open in 2021, but for now, you can head to the Bayfront station, which is close by or catch the 400 bus service. 

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