The Gardens in Singapore Will Leave You Wanting More
The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park in central Singapore, known as a Garden City, and is divided into three main gardens: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay South Garden. The beautiful scenery displays the unique horticulture of Singapore; the park is home to 2,000 exotic species and over 7,000,000 natural plants.
Since its opening in 2011, the park has become quite popular, and received its 20 millionth visitor in the end of 2015. The gardens are quite large and beautiful, so don’t be surprised if you get lost inside admiring the lovely nature and peace it represents.
The journey begins as you walk into the Bay Central Garden, which serves as a link between the Bay South and East Gardens. In the Bay Central Garden you will have a front row seat to an iconic view of Singapore, full of city-scape and greenery. This Garden is still being developed and will have more features in the upcoming years, so be on the look out!
From there you will come across the Bay East Garden, designed with a series of large tropical leaf-shaped gardens, each with its own theme and design. You will find water inlets maximizing and extending the shoreline, allowing the water to help cool the plant areas around them.
The Bay South Garden is the newest and largest of the three gardens; it opened to the public in June 2012. The Garden is shaped like an orchid, which happens to be the national flower of Singapore. You can walk along the paths and admire the architecture and beauty of the Bay South Garden.
Besides the three gardens, the bay is also home to two conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. They are intended to show sustainable building technologies. The Flower Dome replicates a mild and dry climate, featuring plants from the Mediterranean and tropical regions like South America, South Africa, and Australia. In the Flower Dome you will also find several smaller gardens and an olive grove with a bistro.
The Cloud Forest, on the other hand, consists of a cool moist climate found in the tropical mountain regions of South-East Asia and South America. The conservatory has an exclusive waterfall walk feature accessible by elevator, enabling visitors to ascend to circular path where they can stand behind a beautiful waterfall and feel the cool, moist air. This experience will be well worth your time!