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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Highlights

  • Step inside the world’s largest columnless greenhouse
  • Observe rare plant species from around the world
  • Walk among treetops, through caves, and around a 35m waterfall
  • Observe state-of-the-art sustainable building technology

Overview

The Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s latest effort to change the “Garden City” into a “City in a Garden”. Each park is built using the best of sustainable technology, including solar powered lighting and rainwater collection and recycling systems. The Bay South Garden is the newest addition to the park, including the massive Supertree Grove, the world’s largest columnless greenhouse, and two unique all-weather observatories.

The Flower Dome maintains a stable Mediterranean climate, with seven distinct gardens representing five continents. The smaller but higher Cloud Forest observatory allows you to explore the various levels of a tropical mountain forest. The walk extends from the foothills through a treetop jungle and up Cloud Mountain past a 35m waterfall to the Lost World full of interesting pitcher plants, gorgeous orchids, and exciting fly-trapping plants.

The Supertree Grove ranges from 25m to 50m in height, and the vista from the OCBC skyway reveals the intricate park design and the nearby marina. Make sure to stay late (Park hours are from 9am-9pm), for once the sun is down, the Supertrees put on a spectacular light and music display.

Download the Gardens by the Bay - Conservatories & OCBC Skyway Closure Dates for Year 2015

Itinerary

Your tour begins at 8:30am outside your hotel in Singapore, where you will be picked up and taken to the tour coordination centre. From there, a coach will take you to the Gardens by the Bay, Bay South Park. Admission to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest Observatories is provided in your ticket cost.

Once in the 54-hectare park feel free to explore as you like. The world’s largest columnless greenhouse, also designed to have an ecologically friendly footprint, is located in the Flower Dome. Here you’ll find the unusual Baobabs of Africa and ancient olive trees from the Mediterranean, as well as gardens from semi-arid climates in the Americas and beyond.

The Cloud Forest contains a 35-metre man-made mountain and waterfall and encloses moist and cool Tropical Montane climate. Here, you’ll find rare conifers, bright orchids, instect-eating plants, and lush green ferns and mosses.

As night falls, visit the Supertree Grove, which multitasks as a vertical plant garden ranging between 25 and 50 metres in height, and as a unique ventilation, solar, and water cooling system for the park. The panoramic view from the OCBC Skyway is well worth the extra cost! At 7:45 and 8:45pm there is a spectacular light and music show in the Grove.

Make your own way home from the park whenever you are ready.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

You may spend as long as you wish at the Gardens by the Bay, the gardens are open until 9pm.

Start time

Start Time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: You may spend as long as you wish at the Gardens by the Bay, the gardens are open until 09:00pm.

Meeting point

Pick up is at 8:30am from all major Singapore hotels, you will be escorted to the tour co-ordination centre from where the tour starts.

Ending point

Gardens by the Bay, Bay South

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Entrance to two observatories

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Admission to OCBC Skyway and Garden Cruiser

Please note

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Garden Cruiser (Outdoor Gardens Audio Tour): The Garden Cruiser service will be suspended from 14 August to 26 August 2014 due to the installation of the festival.

Shuttle Service: From 16 to 26 August, there will be an expanded Shuttle Service to cater to Singapore Garden Festival visitors.

During this period, t he Shuttle Service will operate from 9:45am to 5:45pm. The shuttle service will have 2 routes as follows:
Route 1: brings visitors from Bayfront - Flower Dome - Supertree Grove
Route 2: brings visitors from Main Arrival - Flower Dome - Supertree Groveickets

Ticket will be charged at $2 for 3 rides during this period. This means that visitors will be able to hop on the shuttle service 3 times from any of the above pick up points
to the next drop off point along the route.

Visitors will be able to purchase the shuttle service tickets from 5 stations – at the exit of Bayfront MRT, near the Visitor Services Centre and near the entrance of
Flower Dome, Supertree Grove and Arrival Square.

The normal shuttle service will resume on 25 August from 9.45am to 5.45pm
with the following route Bayfront MRT - World of Plants - Flower Dome

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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