Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s latest attraction located right in the heart of the city! You can also easily access Gardens by the Bay via Dragonfly Bridge, a link bridge from Marina Bay Sands!
About Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is the amalgamation of a vision of Nparks (National Parks Singapore) – To have a city in a garden. In 2006, a competition was held to shortlist the design ideas for gardens by the bay and in 2007, the gardens broke ground. In 2011, a preview of Gardens by the Bay, including the Flower Dome, was held in conjunction with the 20th World Orchid Conference. Since then artistes such as Jason Mraz has entertained at the Gardens as well.
Things to do & Attractions at Gardens by the Bay
There are many note-worthy attractions at Gardens by the Bay, namely
Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome
The Flower Dome houses unique and unusual species such as the Baobabs and other floral displays that changes with the seasons. You can see some pictures of the Baobabs here. Species here belong to the cool-dry regions.
Gardens by the Bay – Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest houses the plant species of the highlands such as orchids, ferns and pitcher plants. There’s also a 35metres man-made waterfall and mountain. Species here belong to the cool-moist regions.
Gardens by the Bay – The Supertrees
One of the main attractions of Gardens by the Bay is the Supertrees! Here you can enjoy magnificent views from the Skyway or just sit back, relax and enjoy the Rhapsody (show of light and sounds) that takes place each night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm!
There are also dining options at the Supertree such as Hill Street Coffee Shop, Peach Garden Noodle House, Texas Chicken, Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie and Casa Verde.
Gardens by the Bay – Heritage Gardens
The Heritage Gardens showcases the plants that are closely linked to the different ethnic groups in Singapore. Here you can visit the Indian Garden, Chinese Garden as well as the Malay Garden.
Gardens by the Bay – Dragonfly Lake
The Dragonfly Lake plays an integral part in sustaining the ecosystem @ Gardens by the Bay. Here you can also catch spectacular views of the domes, Supertrees as well as the Singapore Flyer!
Admission Rates to Gardens by the Bay
Admission to the outdoor gardens are free while there are charges to the Conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) & Skyway.
Skyway $5 (Adults) , $3 (Children 3-12 yrs old)
Garden Cruiser $5 (Adults) , $3 (Children 3-12 yrs old)
Local Residents (Citizens, PR & those living in Singapore)
Seniors (>60 years) $8
Child (3-12 years old) $8
Seniors (>60 years) $15
Child (3-12 years old) $12
Standard Rate for 2 Conservatories
Child (3-12 years old) $15
There are also annual passes available
Family Pass (2 adults + 3 Children) $180
Individual Adult Pass $68
Senior Citizen Pass (>60 years) $60
How to get to Gardens by the Bay
By MRT :
You can either take the MRT to Bay Front MRT Station and take a short walk from Marina Bay Sands across the Dragonfly Bridge
By Foot :
If you are at the Helix Bridge, you can take a short walk leading under the ECP bringing you to Bay South Garden.
Gardens by the Bay is definitely a must visit attraction in Singapore. There are so many things to do here at Gardens by the Bay! You can check out the interesting species inside the 2 conservatories, enjoy views from the Skyway, leisure cruise on the Garden Cruiser or just check out the free gardens at your own pace. Definitely a must visit for visitors young and old!
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