Artist's impression of the completed conservatories at the Gardens by the Bay
If you're in town this weekend and looking for some respite from Singapore's gleaming skyscrapers, do make a trip down to the Bay South Garden at Gardens by the Bay for a sneak preview of the island nation's biggest green space to date, ahead of its official opening in June 2012.
You'll be able to preview some of the features in the Bay South Garden, which include the Heritage Gardens, Dragonfly Lake, and the Supertrees in the Golden Garden and Silver Garden.
At 1.2 hectares, the Flower Dome is the larger of the two cooled conservatories in the Bay South Garden. It replicates the cool-dry, springtime climate of the Mediterranean-type and semi-arid regions, enabling the display of habitats and plants from regions in South America, the United States, South Africa and Madagascar, Western Australia and the Mediterranean Basin. Designed with the environment in mind, it also incorporates cutting-edge technologies that provide energy-efficient solutions in cooling.
Above: Day and night views of the Supertrees
“Gardens by the Bay is a garden for all Singaporeans, and will provide a quality garden environment for everyone to enjoy with their families, friends and communities,” said Dr. Kiat W. Tan, CEO, Gardens by the Bay. “We are pleased to be able to showcase some of the most unique parts of the Gardens at this sneak preview held in conjunction with the 20th World Orchid Conference.”
During the preview period, visitors will also see a spectacular display of orchids planted in the Flower Field inside the Flower Dome, in a nod to the ongoing 20th World Orchid Conference. This colourful display will feature some 14,000 orchid plants consisting of about 150 hybrids and 30 species from around the world.
Cloud Forest at the Cool-Moist Conservatory
Cool-Dry Conservatory at the Flower Dome
Orignal From: Sneak Peek Gardens by the Bay Singapore