Gardens by the Bay: Tulipmania

Gardens by the Bay is a unique garden complex that is envisioned by its creators to capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical garden city. From conceptualisation to completion, each step was taken with care. It started in January 2006, with an international master plan design competition. The objective of the competition was to seek world-class design ideas for Gardens by the Bay – over 70 entries were submitted by 170 firms, from over 24 countries, including 35 from Singapore. Eight teams were shortlisted and two winners were selected (one for Bay East, and the other for Bay South) by an 11- member jury of local and international experts. To read more about Gardens by the Bay, visit the official website.

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Gardens offer guided tours, audio tours and self guided trails. There is even a Gardens by the Bay Mobile App available for download. Get ready to spend a whole day there, and stay till after sunset for the spectacular lights.

I was fortunate to arrive in time for the ‘Tulipmania’ showcase, which put on show 20,000 colourful bulbs from over 40 varieties of tulips. ‘Tulipmania’ is the second of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay’s storytelling journey in 2015. I visited the tulip floral display on 2 May 2015, which was 8 days before the end of the showcase. 🙂

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The whole display revolved around fairytales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, etc. The Snow Queen display is featured in the next photo.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The pure white Tulipa cv. ‘Foxtrot’ is featured in the next photo.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The following photo shows Hansel and Gretel’s candy house surrounded by a riot of colourful tulips.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The next photo shows an elaborate interpretation of Cinderella’s carriage.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

‘Tulipmania’ is an annual floral display in the Gardens by the Bay. It opens in March and closes in May. The following photo features the pretty pink Tulipa cv. ‘Charming Lady’.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

This third edition touted an even wider selection of tulips – over 40 varieties in a myriad of hues and forms, including attractive blooms such as the scarlet ‘Red Riding Hood’, the ‘Purple Prince’ and the ‘Orange Princess.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

‘Tulipmania’ runs from 20 March to 10 May 2015. The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. You can feast your eyes on the beautiful tulips via the Garden Trail, but ticket charges apply. A free trail map will be provided with the purchase of every conservatories ticket, while stocks last.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The following photo features the bright orange Tulipa cv. ‘Pako’.

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Tulipmania @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Related articles:
Gardens by the Bay: Flower Dome
– Gardens by the Bay: Cloud Forest

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