Cherry Blossoms in Singapore is no longer just a fantasy. From now until 27 March 2016 from 9am to 9pm daily, the Flower Dome at Gardens by The Bay will showcase these pretty sakura or Japanese cherry blossoms, with more than 20 varieties on display.
As of Monday 14 March 2016, most of these cherry blossoms are already in full bloom and if you are planning a visit down, it is a great time now.
This has been dubbed as an ‘experimental floral display’ and the main aim is to showcase flowers that are not usually seen or found in Singapore. The display is aptly named ‘Blossom Beats’ and is styled as a traditional Japanese garden with different coloured cherry blossoms – from pure white to different shades of pink.
We made our way down to Gardens By The Bay to experience the magic of these ethereal Japanese sakuras and enjoy them in full bloom.
The main central area of the Flower Dome is designed like a Japanese garden with kimonos and other Japanese decor and elements all around. You would have to queue to get into the main area to look at the cherry blossoms up close.
The place was generally pretty packed even on a weekday afternoon, so be prepared for even longer queues on weekends and peak hours.
While not all of the cherry blossoms are in full bloom right now, most already are and they are mainly the Prunus Yedoenis Yoshino which stands out with its stark striking white flowers. The paler pink flowers are of the Prunus Accolade variety.
We were most enchanted by the deeper pink and red flowers and they were so stunning up close.
The great thing about the Flower Dome is that it is air-conditioned, so you can enjoy hanami in comfort.
The display ends on 27 March 2016.
Time: 9am to 9pm daily
- S$12 per entry for adults to Flower Dome only for Singapore Citizens only
(Children 3 to 12 years old, and Senior Citizens above 60 years old – S$8 per entry)
- S$28 (adult) for all conservatories for tourists, visitors and everybody else
(Children and Senior Citizens – S$15 per entry)
Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr
Nearest Station: Bayfront