Daily: 9.00am – 9.00pm
(Last admission at 8.30pm)
Get up-close with unusual plants native to a range of unique habitats – from the Mediterranean region, to South African savannahs and arid deserts!
Daily: 9.00am – 9.00pm
(Last admission at 8.30pm)
From $8 onwards
Main Entrance Basement Carpark
Be awed by the Flower Dome’s beauty and its sheer size — this cavernous cooled conservatory holds the Guinness World Record for the largest glass greenhouse! Come explore and learn more about this innovative megastructure that literally brings the world’s flora under one roof.
The Flower Dome's volume is equivalent to
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Temperature in the Flower Dome ranges from
The Flower Field Hall accommodates up to
Get up close with the Baobabs in the Flower Dome! A plant that goes by several common names, this spectacular tree is also known as the Bottle Tree – a hat-tip to its peculiar-shaped trunk – and the Tree of Life, as it provides shelter, food and clothing for African savannah inhabitants. Other plants to look out for in the Flower Dome include the Drunken Tree, Ghost Tree, as well as African Baobab — the largest tree in the Gardens!
Venture into the desert without experiencing the heat and learn more about these prickly plants.
As water-storing desert plants, succulents belong to families such as Cacti, Aloes and Crassulas. Look closer and you’ll find that many of these species have sharp spines to protect themselves. A dense cover of blue or grey wax over the surface of their leaves and stems also helps protect them from dehydration and deflect excess UV light in the desert.
Travel through the deserts of Australia and see the native floral in full bloom at the Australian Garden.
In a fascinating showcase of plants Western and South Australia that thrive in a cool-dry climate, discover how different species have adapted to survive the long dry seasons, and how some plants have even come to rely on fires to aid their reproduction.
Explore a sea of colourful flowers, evergreen shrubs, succulents and bulbs as you through the South African landscape.
South Africa is home to an amazing number of exclusive or endemic species, including ‘Fynbos’ plants. These species have needle-like leaves that form thickets of fire-prone, hard-leaf shrubs that grow in sandy, low-nutrient soil. Many of the plants found in this vegetation have small, dark leaves covered in a waxy outer layer that helps them to retain moisture.
Wander through the stunning Chilean Garden and be mesmerised by exotic plants from Central Chile, such as the Monkey Puzzle Tree and the Puya from the dry rock outcrops in central Chile, and the stunning formation of large specimens of Chilean Wine Palm on the terrace.
Head up the stairs and be welcomed by the colourful ‘Chaparral’ from the Californian Mediterranean region. Comprising mostly shrubs and a few trees, these plants are affected by natural fires that occur from time to time. Some of the plants also display aromatic, downy foliage to discourage herbivores from browsing on them.
The Mediterranean Basin is one of the first places in the world to practise agriculture, with crops such as olives, figs, grapes, wheat and lentils. This garden also showcases the region’s native plants, such as the Stone Pine or Date Palm. Don’t forget to stop by the waterfront and admire the beautiful row of Italian Cypresses, which is reminiscent of Lake Como in Italy.
Olives, figs, grapes, pomegranate and many other crops are characteristic of the Mediterranean region. Grown for thousands of years, they form an important part of the region’s identity and heritage. A photo in front of the magnificent 1000-year-old Olive Tree is a must before you leave the Olive Grove.
The changing floral displays in Flower Dome reflect different seasons, festivals and themes. This September, visitors can look forward to seeing up to 2,500 chrysanthemums in striking hues of red, pink, orange and yellow at the Flower Field, specially curated to complement Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom glass sculptures.
Visitors to Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom can look forward to changing floral displays in Flower Dome across the duration of the exhibition, such that there will always be new flowers to look forward to on subsequent visits.
From 1 September, discover up to 2,500 chrysanthemums in striking hues of red, pink, orange and yellow at the Flower Field, specially curated to complement Chihuly’s Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower as well as the majestic White Tower, striking Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers, and Neodymium Reeds sculptures on display. As you admire the beautiful glass installations and stroll through the Flower Field, be wowed by the array of vibrant Chrysanthemum blooms.
From Wed, 1 Sep 2021
9:00am - 9:00pm
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies
Flower Field (Flower Dome)