Cloud Forest

Step out of the concrete jungle into a realm high in the mountains where you can learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment.
Take in breathtaking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems that disappear into the clouds.

The Cool-Moist Conservatory

Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist; entirely different from the Flower Dome. A 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.

Ascend to the mountaintop in comfort by lift before descending via two walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below. Learn about unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones in this cool-moist Conservatory.

 

Click here for the 360 view of the Cloud Forest by Roy Chuang.


Did you know?

The Tassel Fern (Hyperzia squarrosa) is a plant related to the ferns, reproducing by minute spores carried away by the wind.

The Pitcher Plant's cup-shaped leaves attract, kill and digest insects and small animals that venture within.


Things To Look Out For

Waterfall

Refresh yourself in the mist of the waterfall just as the plants in our Cloud Forest do! High in tropical mountains, these plants would absorb the abundant rainfall, releasing the water gradually to create a constant, long-lasting supply for the land beneath them – supporting even more plants!

Planted Walls

Our mountain has been densely planted with a mixture of fascinating orchids, delicate ferns, colourful bromeliads, dazzling begonias and menacing carnivorous pitcher plants. All of these are epiphytic and live on top of other plants in nature, requiring little substrate and are perfectly adapted for growing on vertical walls.

GB Model

Stop by the Black Box and learn about self-sustainability at Gardens by the Bay. Discover the numerous ecological functions of our Supertrees like capturing solar energy and serving as exhausts all while supporting a green living skin. Find out how Singapore’s parks and gardens provide discarded plant matter as fuel for a biomass furnace that provides energy to cool the air in both conservatories.

Footprint

0.8 hectares (approx. 1.5 football fields)

Façade 
  - Overall surface area
  - No. of glass panels


12,000 m² 
2,577 glass panels of 690 varying shapes and sizes

Height 
 - Floor to top of structure

58m

Volume

153,000 m³ (approx. 60 Olympic swimming pools)

Temperature

23°C to 25°C

Humidity

80% to 90%

Capacity

1,200 people

Features

Plants from Tropical Montane regions between 1,000 to 3,500 metres above sea level.

A 35-metre-tall man-made mountain (the “Cloud Mountain”) with waterfall.


Gardens in the Cloud Forest


Lost World


Take a walk up to the highest point of the mountain, which replicates the cloud forest vegetation at around 2,000m above sea level. This is where you can also enjoy fantastic views of the Marina Bay waterfront. Look out for carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and the Venus Fly-catcher, against a carpet of delicate ferns and moss. 

Cloud Walk


Make your way down to the plateau below via the Cloud Walk, which takes you outside the mountain for a closed-up view of the of epiphytes plant species that clad the side of the mountain.

The Cavern


Learn about the location, characteristics, unique species and specific life forms of cloud forests around the world at
The Cavern. You’ll be amazed at the various adaptations of epiphytes – plants that rely on the support of other plants and do not live on soil. 

Waterfall View


As you enjoy the cooling path behind the waterfall, do take a moment to consider the importance of earth’s sources of fresh water. Learn how cloud forests capture water droplets from mist and fog by means of their epiphyte-laden branches.

Crystal Mountain


Caves are a common occurrence inside mountains. Step into the Crystal Mountain Cave where you will be surrounded by the many interesting shapes of real stalactites and stalagmites. Learn about geology, how the continents formed, the age of earth, and the importance of fossils in understanding our planet’s past.

Tree Top Walk


As you approach the bottom of the mountain, the Tree Top Walk will take you close to the forest canopy for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the treetops. 

Earth Check


After your walk around the mountain, do drop in on this special lab where you will find facts, figures and amazing statistics for a unique view of the state of the earth today and the problems we are likely to face due to climate change and habitat loss. 

+5 Degrees


Inside this area, you will virtually experience the effect of temperature increase around the planet. This interactive
voyage through time and space allows you to see the world from a different perspective, unlocking a new dimension of visual experience.

Secret Garden


End your journey in the Cloud Forest at the foot of the mountain. Go on a stroll through a gorge that will take you close to plants that belong to families that were once growing in abundance on earth, yet are increasingly rare today. You’ll see plants such as the Wollemi Pine from Australia, whose closest relatives may be the South American Araucaria such as the Monkey Puzzle Tree from Chile. Alongside these plants, Gingers and Heliconias surround you with amazing shades of colours, while Gunnera extends its wide umbrella leaves over the pathway. Look down and you’ll see ferns, begonias, peperomias, pileas, fittonia and other moisture-loving plants covering the ground with their fascinating foliage.