It is probably common knowledge by now that the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay changes its signature floral displays with every passing season and this Chinese New Year, it is no different.
Kicking off the “Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World” series for 2014, the Chinese New Year floral display will bring an auspicious start to the Year of the Horse set in the company of colourful blooms such as cherry blossoms, kumquat plants and camellias.
So yes, expect to witness an explosion of colours at every turn in the Flower Dome... complete with auspicious Chinese New Year decorations, of course.
But the real centerpiece, or rather centerpieces, of the Floral Display has got to be the majestic-looking wooden horse sculptures. Which is perfect as the coming Chinese New Year will be known as 'Year of the Wooden Horse'.
These life-sized wooden sculptures are the work of British-born craftsman James Doran-Webb, who is based in Cebu and spent a painstaking six months to assemble these three horses.
The horses are made from thousands of pieces of driftwood salvaged from beaches and rivers around Cebu, with each being made from approximately 400 pieces of driftwood of varying sizes built around a stainless steel skeleton.
Amazing works of art, no?
And as an added incentive for the children, be sure to gallop down to the nearby Children's Garden, Singapore's newest and largest Playground, after that!
Year of the Horse Floral Display
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Date: 17 Jan - 16 Feb 2014
Time: 9am - 9pm daily
Charges: Entry fees into the Cooled Conservatories apply. For admission charges, click HERE.