The land of the Merlion, Singapore, is as culturally rich as it is technologically advanced. Singapore rose to popularity among travellers and tourists in the early 2000’s when it legalised casino gambling, and ever since, tourism in the port city has been growing at record-breaking speed. In a bid to further fuel tourism in the city of gardens, the government collaborated with the best architects and landscape artists to present the world with Gardens By The Bay Singapore - collective of three enormous ecosystems- Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. The Gardens are home to thousands of species of plants, and is an attempt at making Singapore a ‘city in a garden’.
Gardens By The Bay is a truly stunning location that must not be missed while in Singapore! The Cloud Forest showcases plant life in the tropical highlands. Featuring a 35-meter tall mountain covered with vegetation, that shrouds the world’s tallest indoor waterfall! You can take a lift up to the mountaintop, explore the one-of-a-kind biodiversity and the geology maintained here. At the Flower Dome, you can enjoy a lovely walk in the temperature-controlled dome, as you marvel at the changing display of plants and flowers from Mediterranean regions. Witness a truly unique sight of vertical gardens, at the Supertree Grove, measuring between 25-50 meters, designed with large canopies that provide respite from the sun in the day, and at night come alive in a stunning light and sound show!
Gardens By The Bay Singapore - Essential Information
Gardens By The Bay- Things to know
Best time to visit - Evenings from 7-9 PM
Suggested duration - 3-5 Hours
Starting Gardens By The Bay ticket price - S$10
Opened in - 29 June 2012
Closest metro station - Gardens By The Bay MRT Station (TE22)
Gardens By The Bay Opening Hours
Everday from 5 AM – 2 AM
Must See at Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay Location
18 Marina Gardens Dr,
Gardens By The Bay Tickets
Individual Skip the Line Gardens By The Bay Tickets ✪
Skip the line tickets to Gardens By The Bay and OCBC Skyway ✪
Why Visit Gardens By The Bay Singapore?
It is one of the coolest gardens you will ever visit!
Trust us on this one- Gardens by the Bay is the only one of its kind. It is one place where you can see nature and technology interacting in the best way possible. From supertrees, stone sculptures, indoor waterfalls, and plant conservatories, the Gardens have everything and more.
Nights are extra magical here
Every evening, the supertrees in the Gardens come alive with all the solar energy they save up during the day. As the Garden Rhapsody takes off in the form of a sound and light show, the supertree grove becomes a spectacle of electrifying colours that embed against the night sky.
Experience community bonding
Gardens by the Bay lend belongingness a different definition as it encourages community bonding. On any day, you will find Singaporeans enjoying a picnic or just chatting away in one of the outdoor gardens, or near the waterfront promenade. The idea is to keep the sense of community alive by giving people the space to meet and bond.
Gardens By The Bay Light Show
The light show at Gardens By The Bay, also known as Garden Rhapsody is so mesmerising that they will transport you to one of the scenes in Avatar(the movie). The whole of Supertrees, gardens, the meadow and the bridge will illuminate vibrant colours and the sky will reflect it. The music along with the lights will enchant and leave you with goosebumps, making you question how real the entire experience was.
Gardens By The Bay Light Show Timings: Daily at 7:45 pm & 8:45 pm
Where? Supertree Grove
Gardens By The Bay Architect
The most sophisticated bay area in the whole wide world has to be Gardens By The Bay. It was designed by Grant Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects. These are the teams behind bringing together a cool dry biome, a cool moist biome, horticulture and heritage gardens, and flora from around the world to a 250 acres bay. How, is a question asked by many. It cost Singapore S$1 Billion to build Gardens By The Bay and took 5 years to complete. The Supertrees have important functions to them that just being massive modern-day wonders. All the attractions have functional aspects. For example, one supertree acts as an air exhaust for the two conservatories, while 11 of them harvest solar energy.
Did you know that the team also brought an olive tree from the Mediterranean, estimated to be over 1000 years old, to equatorial Singapore which successfully blossomed and subsequently fruited? Learn more about the architectural marvel of Gardens By The Bay on your visit.
What to Expect at Gardens By The Bay Singapore
1Flower Dome Singapore
The Flower Dome Singapore is spread over an area of 1.2 hectares, and it is the world’s largest column-less glasshouse. It emulates the dry climate of the Mediterranean, and other semi-arid tropical areas with similar weather conditions, like that of South America, Australia, and South Africa. The conservatory is almost like a small jungle with a quiet meadow, and rare species of all plants green and colourful. The excellence of its design is reflected in the walkways that pass through the tree canopies, and in some places, above the treetops. The highlight of this green space is the seven gardens that feature different varieties of flora.
2Cloud Forest Singapore
Cloud forest, spread over an area of 0.8 hectares is higher but smaller than the two conservatories. The environment inside this glass-bound wonder is the opposite of the Flower Dome, as it is a replication of the moist and tropical climate of regions like South-East Asia, Middle, and South America. The conservatory gets its name from the 42-meter tall Cloud Mountain which is beautifully covered in orchids, anthuriums, bromeliads, peacock ferns, and other intricate epiphytes. You can take in all this as you descend the circular path which also passes from the front of the perpetual waterfall- a refreshing stop for sure.
Mist Timings: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm daily
3Supertree Grove Singapore
Looking at one of the Supertrees here at the Gardens of the Bay, you may think it is a thing from the future- but, the vertical garden is here in all its splendour. The Supertree Grove has 12 of these technologically advanced trees, with heights ranging between 25 metres to 50 meters. These superstructures are designed to function exactly like a tree- they harness solar energy with the help of photovoltaic cells and this energy powers up the amazing light and sound show every evening. The trees also absorb and store rainwater that helps their many vines to grow beautifully.
4OCBC Skyway Singapore
What if we told you that there is a way for you to see the marvellous Supertree Grove from up close? The OCBC Skyway is 128 meters of jaw-dropping aerial awesomeness- walking on it comes very close to feeling as if you are floating in mid-air. This one-of-its-kind skyway loops around the Supertrees, and is 22 meters above the ground. If you are here in the evening, you can witness the shades of dusk merging with the electrifying beauty of the Supertrees as the Garden Rhapsody begins- it is a light and sound show you wouldn’t want to miss.
Duration per visit: 15 min
5Far East Organization Children’s Garden
If you are looking to spend some laid back time with your kids, head to the Far East Organization Children’s Garden. It is divided into different zones and is replete with fun educational programs that you can do with your little ones. Don’t forget to pack your swimming gear if you are headed here.
Waterplay closure: 6.30 PM
Closed every Monday. Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday.
6Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lake
The Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes are pools of aquatic life in Gardens By The Bay. The lakes are a world of their own with fishes and plants decorating their azure water. Interestingly, all the aquatic flora and fauna in these lakes have made it their natural habitat and they act together to maintain the nutrient composition in the water. These, along with the aquatic reeds are like natural eco-filters. If anything, you should spend some time here just to marvel at nature’s bounty.
The Heritage Garden is where you can witness the origin of Singapore and its people, and how their stories are strongly attached to the natural world of flora and fauna. The Indian, Chinese, Malay, and Colonial Gardens are all inspired by the strong roots these communities have in mother nature. From the Banyan tree in the Indian Garden to Pine in the Chinese Garden, Breadfruit tree in Malay Garden, and Rubber and Cocoa in the Colonial Garden- the Heritage Garden will take you on a journey of the history of this modern city- from its position on the ancient Silk Route to the flourishing multicultural society it houses.
The Canyon is an example of masterful landscape architecture. Designed by Jun-ichi Inada, the Canyon boasts of an unparalleled collection of olden rock forms that have their origin in Shandong, China. Set amidst 200 odd species of plants from arid regions, the natural rock formations are nestled against the backdrop of the glass-panelled conservatories. What is also striking about The Canyon are the exceptionally designed sculptures of Huabiao (Chinese Totem), a giant Dragonfly, Marco Drago (metal dragon).
Gardens by the Bay offers an amalgamation of different art forms, and its large expanse is peppered with over 40 sculptures from different parts of the world. From unique craft forms to antique stone works, these varied sculptures mesh with the beauty of Gardens by the Bay and add to it a different dimension of art.
10World Of Plants
For all plantsmen out there, the World of Plants is a world waiting to be explored. The beautiful botanical world is located next to Supertree Grove. The attractions offer a spectacular myriad of tropical plants, how they flower and fruit; and how they are supported at the Bay. Don’t miss the embarked the name of the species on the tree barks and the mystical mushrooms under the creepy crawling tent!
Enjoy the sensation of the Japanese Zen Gardens in Downtown Singapore with Serene Gardens. The new outdoor garden is a horticultural feat inspired by minimalist concepts of the Japanese. Located just a few steps from The Meadow, Serene Garden with their water and rock features is an escape from the city’s chase and provides wonderful views of the city’s skyline.
12Floral Fantasy Singapore
A whimsical world of plants and flowers of all shapes and colours, foliage and preserved forms the impressive landscape of Floral Fantasy. Explore the different zones such as Dance, Float, Waltz, and Drift, where each offers a unique landscape of flowers. With more than 3000 plants and 150 species, Floral Fantasy is a curious mind’s go-to place for an immersive experience. Check out the Floral Fantasy Singapore Tickets.
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10 AM - 8 PM (last admission at 7.30 PM)
An aesthetically pleasing desert and drylands are situated in Sun Pavilion of Gardens By The Bay. You can take a walk through the 1,000 desert plants comprising some 100 different species and varieties. Submerge yourself in the numerous cacti, learn about their place of origin and how they survive among the tropical plants.
Gardens By The Bay Tickets
Choose from our collection of Gardens By The Bay tickets. Guests can opt for standard entry tickets to the attraction, or opt for combo offers which would allow access to not just Gardens By The Bay, but also Floral Fantasy, OCBC Skyway or the Singapore Flyer as well.
Gardens By The Bay Map
Navigate your way through the gardens using the Map below.
Gardens By The Bay Singapore Visitor Info
Gardens By The Bay Timings
With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to keep a track of your time. That’s why we are listing the opening and closing time of all the regions right here in a nutshell.
Conservatories- Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
The conservatories are open throughout the week from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. But the ticket window closes at 8:00 PM, and you can enter the complex up till 8:30 PM.
You can go up the OCBC Skyway on any day of the week between 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The ticket sales for the Skyway close at 8:00 PM, and the last admission is at 8:30 PM.
Far East Organization Children’s Garden
On Weekdays (Tuesday-Friday), the Children’s Garden is open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Last admission is at 6:30 PM. On Weekends (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays), the garden is open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Last admission is at 8:30 PM.
The Waterplay and Fish Fountain areas close at 6:30 PM on the weekdays, and at 8:30 PM on weekends/public holidays The garden is closed on every Monday. The garden remains closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday was a public holiday.
The Outdoor Gardens are open throughout the week between 5:00 AM and 2:00 AM.
Bay East Garden
Bay East Garden is open 24 hours a day, all through the year.
Getting to Gardens By The Bay: Location and Directions
Being one of the most visited sights in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is well connected with all others parts of Singapore.
Adress: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Train and Bus connectivity
• If you are travelling to Gardens by the Bay via the Circle Line or Downtown line, you can get off at the Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16) and follow the underground linkway to take Exit B. Then you can enter Gardens by the Bay by crossing the Dragonfly Bridge or the Meadow Bridge.
• If you are taking the East-West Line, then you should alight at the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15) and take exit C to go to the bus stop near International Plaza on Anson Road (Bust Stop number-03223). Take bus number 400 and alight at bus stop number 03371 that’s located along the Marina Gardens Drive.
Walking to the Gardens by the Bay
• If you are around the Helix Bridge, walk towards the Art Science Museum. You can take the footpath that goes to the East Coast Parkway to directly enter the Bay South Garden.
• From the Marina Bay Sands, you can crossover using the Lions Bridge that is open every day from 8 am to 11 pm, to reach the Gardens. Or you can even take the underground linkway via Bayfront MRT Station and come out of Exit B to reach here.
Gardens By The Bay Singapore Rules
- The Gardens are home to numerous plant species, and it is important that you respect them and their environments. Refrain from plucking, stamping on, climbing or damaging any plant life .
- Singapore is known for its cleanliness, and the law here prohibits littering. While you are in the city, and in the Gardens, make sure you deposit the litter in garbage bins.
- Gardens by the Bay promotes community bonding, and you can have a fun picnic in its many open lawns and gardens, except the Conservatories. Remember that you cannot take any picnic furniture in any part of the Gardens.
- BBQs are prohibited in the Gardens.
- Motorised and seated mobility scooters are allowed in the gardens.
- Consumption of food and drinks is not allowed in the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
- If you have a pet dog, know that you have to keep them on a leash and they are permitted in the Outdoor Gardens, but not in the Conservatories, on the OCBC Skyway or the Children’s Garden (guide dogs are allowed). Remember to clean up after your dogs and make sure that you dispose of the waste hygienically.
- The whole of Gardens by the Bay is a smoke- free zone.
- Cycling is allowed along the waterfront promenade in Bay South Garden, and perimeter of Bay East Garden. You will have to explore all the other areas of the Garden on foot as Bicycles/tricycles, roller skates, scooters and skateboards are prohibited in the other parts of the Garden. There are bike stands available at the Bay South Gardens where you can secure your bicycles. Swimming, fishing, and kite flying are all prohibited in the Gardens.
- You can click as many photos and make videos to save as memories, but if you are planning a commercial shoot in the beautiful vistas of Gardens by the Bay, you will have to file a request for permission at least two weeks in advance.
- Any kind of aerial devices like remote- controlled aerial cameras, planes, helicopters, etc. are prohibited in the Gardens. You will need prior permission to arrange organised activities in the Gardens.
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Gardens By The Bay Insider Tips
- It’s all about the timing!
If you are looking to avoid large crowds and leisurely exploring the Gardens, try to plan your visit to here on a weekday. On weekends, the crowd in the Gardens may double with both locals and tourists heading here.
- By your tickets in advance
Gardens by the Bay attracts a huge crowd every day, and if you want to see the Conservatories or enter the Children’s Garden, you may have to wait in long queues to get the tickets. It would be best if you decide which day you will be visiting the Gardens and buy your tickets in advance.
- Souvenir shopping
There are three gift shops at the Gardens-Arrival Gift Shop, Canopy Gift Shop, Conservatory Gift Shop- and each one has a selection of Gardens by the Bay souvenirs that you can take back home. Also worth trying are their special teas and ice creams.
- Routes and trails
There is a lot to see at Gardens of the Bay, and if you are interested in plants and trees, then even a full day may not seem enough. If you are planning to be at the Gardens for 2-3 hours, you will have just enough time to see the two Conservatories, Supertree Grove and the OCBC Skyway. If you have kept half a day aside for exploring Gardens by the Bay, then we suggest you start with the Conservatories and go on to the Outdoor Gardens and then enjoy the Garden Rhapsody by finding a good spot on the OCBC Skyway in the evening.
Gardens By The Bay Restaurant
Where to eat
Naturally, after walking through hectares of gardens (and drylands), you would love to munch on and take a break. Here are the best of best restaurants in and around Gardens By The Bay to please your taste buds and mind.
Rated by MICHELIN Guide as the best time for the green-fingered, POLLEN Singapore is one gem of a cafe. Some must try are Gazpacho soup and risotto with Spanish prawns. Situated next to the Flower Dome, POLLEN serves a classy, rich ambience and appetizing food.
For a lite breakfast, lunch or dinner head to Hill Street Coffeeshop which overlooks Supertree Grove. The cafe offers authentic Singaporean cuisine with Chinese, Asian, and Fast Casual Dining. Sotong Sambal is a must-try at the Cafe.
If your taste buds are in need of American fast food with a tang of Singaporean cuisine, Texas Chicken is your go-to. With tender juicy Chicken, big serving size, and reasonably priced, everyone would be appeased.
Taste authentic Vietnamese cuisine on the street of Marina Gardens to refresh your palate and your day. Pho Street's classic grilled chicken and satay are the delicacies everyone loves.
Rise Restaurant serves everything nutritious and healthy tweaked by local cuisine. Tastes and feels truly Singaporean, it is one of the most turned to restaurants for tourists and locals alike. Try their buffet for a wholesome meal during your visit in Singapore.
Gardens By The Bay Hotel Singapore
Where to stay
Staying in a world-class hotel room overlooking Marina Bay Sands and Gardens By The Bay is a dream everyone has on their wishlist. The infinity pool at their rooftop offers iconic views of Singapore’s skyline. To say that the stay here is epic is an understatement. Come and see for yourself the fab of Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Located in the heart of the City’s entertainment and shopping district, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is a brilliant 5-star hotel with luxurious rooms and well-appointed suites. You will catch yourself spending most of your time by the pool or gazing at Singapore’s beauty from their charismatic bars.
Awarded Five Star status for both accommodation and spa in the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide for nine consecutive years, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is an extravagant hotel built in the CIty’s most prime location, Marina Square. Indulge in an intimate spa session, access the boutiques and entertainment venues, or simply spend some time reading at the lounge inhaling the views of Marina Bay.
The hotel of the millennia, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is located on Raffles Avenue, with a vibrant canvas of the city. Along with luxurious suites and room, the hotel also houses a 4,200-piece museum-quality art collection and an elevated Club Lounge experience on level 32 with panoramic views of the city.
What to do around Gardens By The Bay
1S.E.A Aquarium Singapore
S.E.A Aquarium is home to Singapore's largest marine life collection with more than 100000 marine creatures, large and small. You can also find here the biggest school of Manta Rays, an endangered species, and learn about how they are trying to save the last few. This place is definitely a favourite among children and adults, to explore sea life and learn about them.
Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel in downtown Singapore offering a bird's eye view of the City. The Flyer is the tallest Ferris wheel in the Asian continent with the height of 541 feet. It has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers. Take a ride on Asia’s largest observation wheel with Singapore Flyer Tickets.
3Sentosa Skyline Luge
Sentosa Skyline Luge is a gravity-fueled activity that is suitable for all ages, young and old. The activity was invented in Rotorua (New Zealand) and is one of its kind found in Singapore. Combine this with Skyride to fly across the Sentosa Island with Sentosa Skyline Luge Tickets.
4Singapore Wild Wild Wet
Spend a memorable day at Singapore’s largest waterpark, Singapore Wild Wild Wet. Situated in Downtown East of Singapore, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The park is home to 16 attractions, with seven new additions such as Kraken Racer, Free Fall, and Kidz Zone, that promise to bring excitement to a whole new level for all!
5Universal Studios Singapore
Let nostalgia overtake your day with fun at Universal Studios Singapore. From Potter heads waiting for Hogwarts Express on platform 9¾ to taking a Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ride, Universal Studios is a place for everyone to maximise amusement. Check out the Universal Studios Singapore Tickets before your visit.
Gardens By The Bay Singapore FAQs
Where is Gardens By The Bay Singapore located?
Gardens By The Bay is located at 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953.
How do I get to Gardens By The Bay Singapore?
You can take the train or bus to Gardens By The Bay, or simply drive down.
What are Gardens By The Bay Singapore opening hours?
Gardens By The Bay Singapore is open from 05:00 AM to 02:00 AM daily.
What is so special about Gardens by the Bay?
Gardens By The Bay is an adventure park of the future. It offers its visitors amusement in being surrounded by plants from all around the world while including today’s technology in transforming different vegetation lands into suitable places for plants to grow.
How much time do you need at Gardens by the Bay?
You would at least need 3 to 5 hours to explore Gardens By The Bay.
What time do the lights come on at Gardens by the Bay?
The light and sound show starts every day at 7:45 PM & 8:45 PM.
Are Gardens By The Bay tickets available online now?
Yes. You can pre-book your Gardens By The Bay tickets online now.
Are combo offers available with my Gardens By The Bay tickets?
Yes. You can book Gardens By The Bay tickets with combo offers and get access to either the OCBC Skyway or the Singapore Flyer.
What areas of Gardens By The Bay Singapore can I access with my tickets?
It depends on the tickets you choose to book. Standard tickets include access to the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove and remaining garden areas, excluding the OCBC Skyway. If you choose to book combo tickets, you can get access to the OCBC Skyway as well.
What is the cancelation policy of Gardens By The Bay tickets?
It depends on the ticket you book. While some may offer a 24-hour cancelation policy, others cannot be canceled.