Seasons Of Bloom

Seasons of Bloom, the finale floral display marking Gardens by the Bay's tenth anniversary, pays tribute to the various seasons of flowers that Flower Dome has brought to visitors over the past decade. Snapdragons for spring, delphiniums for summer, zinnias for autumn and cyclamens for winter – these are just some of the colourful blooms visitors can look forward to.

In a nod to the year-end season, all things yuletide-themed take centrestage in the middle of the flower field. Towering over a landscape of snow is a dramatic Christmas tree made out of poinsettias, and an ice cavern houses beautiful seasonal blooms poignantly "frozen" in icicles – a unique collaboration with Ikebana International Singapore. In a season that is about giving, 10,000 Christmas ornaments used in the floral display have been handpainted by beneficiaries from the Salvation Army and Gardens by the Bay's volunteers. Gardens by the Bay also continues its Christmas tradition of collaborating with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.


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Opening Hours

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 - Mon, 2 Jan 2023

9.00am - 9.00pm

Admission Ticket Prices

Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Location

Flower Dome



Highlights

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Horticulture-Artistry Christmas Tree

You can’t miss the horticulture-artistry Christmas tree standing magnificently at the centre of the display! 8 metres tall, and almost 6 metres in diameter, this tree with red and white stripes resembles the candy cane one often enjoys as a treat during the season! The red and white stripes are created with the use of red and white poinsettias, adding a new twist to this reimagined Christmas tree!

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Ice Cavern

Ice caves are cavities in ice or underground caves that have permanent ice deposits. 

Stroll through the ice cavern on display, and inside you’ll find ikebana (the traditional art of Japanese floral arrangement) encased in what looks like ice. These floral ice sculptures hope to capture not only the beauty of the plants and flowers but also their moment in time.

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The Four Seasons

‘Tis the Seasons of Bloom! In celebration of Gardens by the Bay’s 10th Anniversary, we bring you our final floral display of the year, which not only rings in the Christmas season, but the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter! These seasons represent how the Gardens has strived to bring to Singaporeans and all visitors a world of plants from all over and its many wonders year after year.

Spring

Spring is a celebration of life, fertility and growth. Plants begin to sprout and put forth fresh leaves, while animals return from warmer climates, and hibernating creatures leave their dens and burrows. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of pastel pink hues to create a sense of freshness and youthfulness.

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Dianthus is a genus belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae that consists of about 300 species. Popular as an ornamental garden plant, most Dianthus flowers have fringe edges and some have a spicy fragrance. Flowers of natural species are mostly in shades of light to dark pink, red and white and are five-petaled, while cultivation has given rise to a variety of double-petaled flowers in other colours.

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Digitalis is a genus of herbaceous perennials or biennials in the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae) which originated in Europe, northwest Africa and central Asia. Named for the finger-like shape of its flower, the inflorescences can be densely packed and typically grow on one-sided, unbranched flower stems. They range in colour from purple to yellow to white, and usually have spots or streaks inside.

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Snapdragon is named after its dragon-shaped, tubular flowers which come in a variety of both pastel shades and bright colors, including some bicolors. The genus name Antirrhinum comes from the Greek words anti meaning “like” and rhis meaning “nose” or “snout” in allusion to the appearance of the flower which looks like a dragon's snout.

Summer

The long hot days of summer incite a period of growth and ripening. Plants put forth fruit and seeds, while young animals grow and learn. The season is marked by its abundance of fresh produce to be enjoyed. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of vibrant contrasting hues to create a sense of boldness, ripeness and energy. 

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Delphiniums are perennials in the Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and some high mountainous regions of tropical Africa. Ranging from 60 centimetres to 2 metres tall, various delphiniums are cultivated as ornamental plants and primarily used in gardens, providing height at the back of summer borders.

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Zinnias are native primarily to North America, and are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in almost every bright and pastel colour, and even bi- and tri-colours. They have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape, and also provide variation in terms of height and width.

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Salvia splendens (scarlet sage) is a perennial species native to southeastern Brazil that is able to grow several metres tall in its natural habitat at elevations of 1000 to 3000 metres. The long spikes of densely packed, tubular, red flowers are perfectly adapted to hummingbird pollination, though honeybees and butterflies also flock to the flowers for their abundant, though dilute, nectar.

Autumn

Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests, often marked by feasts. Temperatures begin to cool again, and plants may begin to grow dormant while animals might prepare themselves for the upcoming cold weather, storing food or traveling to warmer regions. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of yellow, orange and brown hues, colours often associated with fall to create a sense of warmth and earthiness.

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Dahlias are native to Mexico and Central America, and are perennial root tubers belonging to one of the largest flowering plant families, Asteraceae. They appear to have a single bloom on each stem. However, each head consists of a cluster of tiny individual flowers known as disc and ray florets. Disc florets lie in the centre and resemble tiny tubes, while ray florets are essentially the petals.

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Sunflowers are native primarily to North and South America and belong to the genus Helianthus which comprises nearly 70 species of herbaceous plants of the aster family. Like dahlias, they have ray and disc florets. The common sunflower is extremely useful and commercially cultivated to produce oil and seeds for consumption as food or as ingredients used in cooking.

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The pansy is an annual or a short-lived perennial and grows about 15 to 30 centimetres tall. Heart-shaped or rounded leaves sprout from the base, and oblong or oval leaves grow from the stems. The plant’s velvety flowers, which usually occur in combinations of blue, yellow, and white, are about 2.5 to 5 centimetres across and have five petals.

Winter

Winter is a time of slowing down as temperatures grow colder and days grow longer. Most plants are inactive or dormant, and many animals sleep a great deal or even hibernate. Winter festivals, however, celebrate the return of the light during a time of deepest physical darkness as a reminder that spring will come again. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of red hues placed against white “snow” to represent winter.

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Cyclamen has flowers that are rose-pink to white and have twisted and reflexed petals which bloom from winter to spring, while its leaves are dark green and often variegated with silver blotching or veining. The genus name comes from the Greek word kylos, meaning “circle”, a reference to its rounded tubers.

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The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), a symbol of Christmas everywhere, is native to Mexico and known as Flor de Nochebuena in the country. Nochebuena refers to the night of Christmas Eve in Spanish, so another common name for poinsettia could be translated as Christmas Eve flower. The “petals” of the poinsettia are in fact bracts, or modified leaves, and are usually flaming red, though they also come in white, cream, pink, pale green or are marbled.

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The genus Begonia belongs to the Begoniaceae family, one of the largest flowering plant families. Found in moist tropical and subtropical regions around the world, there are over 1,500 species of annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers. Begonias are usually grown for their showy flowers or fancy foliage, and most possess fleshy stems.

Spring

Spring is a celebration of life, fertility and growth. Plants begin to sprout and put forth fresh leaves, while animals return from warmer climates, and hibernating creatures leave their dens and burrows. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of pastel pink hues to create a sense of freshness and youthfulness.

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Dianthus is a genus belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae that consists of about 300 species. Popular as an ornamental garden plant, most Dianthus flowers have fringe edges and some have a spicy fragrance. Flowers of natural species are mostly in shades of light to dark pink, red and white and are five-petaled, while cultivation has given rise to a variety of double-petaled flowers in other colours.

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Digitalis is a genus of herbaceous perennials or biennials in the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae) which originated in Europe, northwest Africa and central Asia. Named for the finger-like shape of its flower, the inflorescences can be densely packed and typically grow on one-sided, unbranched flower stems. They range in colour from purple to yellow to white, and usually have spots or streaks inside.

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Snapdragon is named after its dragon-shaped, tubular flowers which come in a variety of both pastel shades and bright colors, including some bicolors. The genus name Antirrhinum comes from the Greek words anti meaning “like” and rhis meaning “nose” or “snout” in allusion to the appearance of the flower which looks like a dragon's snout.

Summer

The long hot days of summer incite a period of growth and ripening. Plants put forth fruit and seeds, while young animals grow and learn. The season is marked by its abundance of fresh produce to be enjoyed. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of vibrant contrasting hues to create a sense of boldness, ripeness and energy. 

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Delphiniums are perennials in the Buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native throughout the Northern Hemisphere and some high mountainous regions of tropical Africa. Ranging from 60 centimetres to 2 metres tall, various delphiniums are cultivated as ornamental plants and primarily used in gardens, providing height at the back of summer borders.

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Zinnias are native primarily to North America, and are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in almost every bright and pastel colour, and even bi- and tri-colours. They have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape, and also provide variation in terms of height and width.

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Salvia splendens (scarlet sage) is a perennial species native to southeastern Brazil that is able to grow several metres tall in its natural habitat at elevations of 1000 to 3000 metres. The long spikes of densely packed, tubular, red flowers are perfectly adapted to hummingbird pollination, though honeybees and butterflies also flock to the flowers for their abundant, though dilute, nectar.

Autumn

Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests, often marked by feasts. Temperatures begin to cool again, and plants may begin to grow dormant while animals might prepare themselves for the upcoming cold weather, storing food or traveling to warmer regions. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of yellow, orange and brown hues, colours often associated with fall to create a sense of warmth and earthiness.

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Dahlias are native to Mexico and Central America, and are perennial root tubers belonging to one of the largest flowering plant families, Asteraceae. They appear to have a single bloom on each stem. However, each head consists of a cluster of tiny individual flowers known as disc and ray florets. Disc florets lie in the centre and resemble tiny tubes, while ray florets are essentially the petals.

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Sunflowers are native primarily to North and South America and belong to the genus Helianthus which comprises nearly 70 species of herbaceous plants of the aster family. Like dahlias, they have ray and disc florets. The common sunflower is extremely useful and commercially cultivated to produce oil and seeds for consumption as food or as ingredients used in cooking.

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The pansy is an annual or a short-lived perennial and grows about 15 to 30 centimetres tall. Heart-shaped or rounded leaves sprout from the base, and oblong or oval leaves grow from the stems. The plant’s velvety flowers, which usually occur in combinations of blue, yellow, and white, are about 2.5 to 5 centimetres across and have five petals.

Winter

Winter is a time of slowing down as temperatures grow colder and days grow longer. Most plants are inactive or dormant, and many animals sleep a great deal or even hibernate. Winter festivals, however, celebrate the return of the light during a time of deepest physical darkness as a reminder that spring will come again. The scene you see before you has been put together using flowers of red hues placed against white “snow” to represent winter.

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Cyclamen has flowers that are rose-pink to white and have twisted and reflexed petals which bloom from winter to spring, while its leaves are dark green and often variegated with silver blotching or veining. The genus name comes from the Greek word kylos, meaning “circle”, a reference to its rounded tubers.

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The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima), a symbol of Christmas everywhere, is native to Mexico and known as Flor de Nochebuena in the country. Nochebuena refers to the night of Christmas Eve in Spanish, so another common name for poinsettia could be translated as Christmas Eve flower. The “petals” of the poinsettia are in fact bracts, or modified leaves, and are usually flaming red, though they also come in white, cream, pink, pale green or are marbled.

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The genus Begonia belongs to the Begoniaceae family, one of the largest flowering plant families. Found in moist tropical and subtropical regions around the world, there are over 1,500 species of annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers. Begonias are usually grown for their showy flowers or fancy foliage, and most possess fleshy stems.