EXCLUSIVE SANTA MEET-AND-GREET SESSION FOR MEMBERS
Friends of the Gardens went on extraordinary adventures over the Christmas period, with story-telling sessions and festive dances – performed by none other than Santarinas and Wise Wee, the Gardens’ Bear Botanist.
Friends also enjoyed exclusive meet-and-greet session with Santa on 9 and 10 December, who had travelled all the way from Lapland to visit us in Singapore!
"My family and I came specially for this exclusive Santa meet-and-greet session for members. I enjoy taking the photos and seeing the lights."
Byran Lim and his family (photo on the left).
SAVINGS FOR MEMBERS AT CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2017
Friends of the Gardens enjoyed some 20% savings on tickets to Christmas Wonderland. Organised by Blue Sky Events, the fourth edition of this popular holiday extravaganza was held from 1 to 26 December 2017.
The event featured stunning light sculptures, delightful festive markets and exciting carnival games that everyone in the family enjoyed!
Poinsettia Wishes Floral Display
We celebrated a truly white Christmas at the Gardens, as beautiful pockets of winter-white poinsettias and hippeastrum filled the Flower Dome during the Poinsettia Wishes floral display – enchanting visitors from 10 November 2017 to 8 January 2018. What’s more, members and visitors who come by after dusk were treated to a special projection of Northern Lights!
Autumn Harvest Floral Display
Held from 1 September to 29 October 2017, the Autumn Harvest floral display featured over 22 varieties of special pumpkins, including the beautiful pristine white “Polar Bear”, the pretty striped “Pump-Ke-Mon”, and the uniquely bizarre “Red Warty Thing”.
Exclusive Flower Dome Guided Tour for Members
Our young Friends enjoyed fun-filled days being junior horticulturists and exploring the outdoors with Garden Troopers Programmes! Children between 7 to 9 expanded their knowledge on a variety of ‘green gems’ at the Gardens while the 10 to 12 year-old discovered the intricate link between plants and animals through a series of exciting games and hands-on activities!
Members enjoyed $20 off the usual price for the workshops.
“The workshops are informative and the fees are reasonable. It has a good balance of hands-on experience and science”.
Jaden Han, exploring nature through the outdoor experience (photo on the right).
Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay
Friends of the Gardens enjoyed complimentary lotus baked mooncakes at our giveaway from 22 to 24 September during the Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay.
Members also enjoyed discounts on purchase of mooncakes and at various traditional arts and crafts booths, including activities such as lantern decorating, umbrella painting, and Chinese knots.
Spotted in the queue was senior member Mdm Lim Yee Hoon, together with her daughter. She told us, “I signed up for the Friends of the Gardens membership because I love flowers. I enjoyed the floral displays the most, and this is the first time I’ve collected a mooncake here!”
Another member, Mdm Loh Shan Wah shared, “I became a Friends of the Gardens member for the unlimited entry to the cooled conservatories, and today I came for the Autumn Harvest floral display. After collecting the complimentary mooncake, my husband and I will be going for the Mid-Autumn Festival event!”
Missed out on these? Fret not, join us at our upcoming events and activities!