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Pocket Gardens Surprise

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Flower Dome with Pocket Gardens Surprise! Explore the various nooks and crannies around Flower Dome as these changing mini garden displays are introduced throughout Flower Dome every fortnight

The first mini garden of our Pocket Gardens Surprise is Edible Garden.

This September, let the myriad of container planting possibilities in Patio Garden inspire your home garden, and indulge in an afternoon cup as It's Always Tea Time!

Event Details

  • Please note that Flower Dome has resumed its normal operating hours from 9.00am to 9.00pm (last admission at 8.30pm).

  • Edible Garden (Flower Field): Ongoing
    Patio Garden (Australian Garden): 31 Aug - 27 Sep 2020
    It's Always Tea Time (Flower Dome entrance): 14 Sep - 11 Oct 2020

  • 9.00am - 9.00pm (last admission at 8.30pm)

  • Flower Dome

  • Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Discover our Mini-Gardens

Be immersed in our various themed mini-gardens all around Flower Dome!


It's Always Tea Time

  • 14 Sep - 11 Oct 2020
  • Flower Dome entrance
  • Did you know that teatime, probably the most quintiseential of English customs, originally referred to the custom of drinking tea in the late afternoon to satisfy one’s hunger between lunch and dinner? Originating from ancient China, the Tang Dynasty was often referred to as the classic age of tea, where the beverage was valued for everyday refreshment and pleasure. This later evolved into the social events in Britain where women would gather in extravagant outfits for afternoon tea with a spread of sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

    Many of the different tea types - green, white, oolong and black are derived actually from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but are differentiated by the level of oxidisation they undergo! Native to the southwest region of China, varieties of the tea plant are widely cultivated across the world after it was introduced to and made popular in western civilisation in the 17th century. Tea producers combine different types of tea to create different blends, with the most popular among avid tea drinkers being English breakfast and Earl Grey.

    Featuring hand-painted decorative teacups with matching saucer made of ceramic or porcelain typically make up a tea set for afternoon tea, pick your favourite teacup amongst the fourteen life-sized ones on display!

    Tea for you? It's always teatime here, come by and indulge in a cup of afternoon tea!

    This display was made possible by John Lo and family. They would like to dedicate it to the family of Merrill, Dilhan and Malik Fernando of Dilmah Teas, who show that integrity, focus and heart are homegrown values. 

Offers and Promotions

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Purchase your ticket via Gardens by the Bay Mobile App to enjoy $1 off your ticket!

Promotion is valid from 7 Jul 2020 - 30 Sep 2020.

Mobile App Tickets Promotion Terms and Conditions

  • Discount is applicable only for visitors who download and purchase tickets via the Gardens by the Bay Mobile App.
  • Discount is not applicable for tickets purchased via Online Ticketing portal.
  • A maximum purchase of 5 discounted admission tickets are allowed per transaction.
  • Visitors can purchase the tickets on the same day or 60 days in advance for admission into Flower Dome. 
  • Valid for all ticket categories (Applicable for Adult, Senior and Child categories) except National Day $20 Special promotion.
  • Discount is open to all visitors (Both Singapore Residents and Non-Singapore Residents) 
  • Proof of residency is required upon admission to Flower Dome.
  • Singapore Residents refer to Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes.
  • Adult admission ticket is valid for adults aged between 13 - 59 years old.
  • Senior admission ticket is valid for seniors aged 60 years and above.
  • Child admission ticket is valid for children aged between 3 - 12 years old.
  • Admission ticket purchased is not refundable or exchangeable for cash and is only valid for the day of entry.
  • No claims will be entertained for any expired ticket.
  • Any resale/exchange of admission tickets is strictly prohibited. 
  • Gardens by the Bay reserves the right to invalidate tickets in connection with any fraudulent/unauthorized resale transaction, without refund or other compensation. If the ticket is found to be altered, the usage of the ticket will be denied. In the event of any dispute, a final decision shall be made based on our electronic record.
  • Gardens by the Bay reserves the right to amend the promotion terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.


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