Known for the “greening of Singapore”, Gardens by the Bay is an elaborate 101-hectare national nature garden and horticultural centre with conservatories, horticultural themed spaces, three main waterfront gardens, a marina reservoir and a children’s garden. Art sculptures dot the landscape, and a 128-metre-long aerial walkway spans the gardens at the height of 22 metres.
The East Bay Garden is a nature-filled urban landscape with expansive views of the Singapore skyline, while the Far East Organization Children’s Garden delights the little ones with interactive play areas, open green space and a bubbling, splashing water play garden. The climate-controlled conservatories include the stunning columnless glass Flower Dome and the misty Cloud Forest, home to a 35-metre-tall mountain and one of the world’s largest indoor waterfalls. Towering tree-like vertical gardens populate the Supertree Grove, casting cooling shadows by day and bursting with light and sound displays in the evening.
Visitors arrive at Gardens by the Bay via train on the Circle or Downtown line, and by bus using the East-West line. It’s easy to walk to the gardens from the Helix Bridge, following the footpath under East Coast Parkway. Drivers have access to Marina Gardens Drive from several main roads and expressways.
An environmental and scientific phenomenon, the garden’s Supertrees use photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy, replicating the natural ecological process. They serve a vital function in the gardens, collecting rainwater and cooling the conservatories by their air intake and exhaust processes.