After bidding "Doei!" to Miffy and the beautiful tulips at Gardens by the Bay, it is time to say "Bonjour!" and go on a botanical journey to France with a brand-new floral display in the Flower Dome.
In keeping with the theme of “Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World” series of floral displays for 2014, the brand new French Faire Floral Display at the Flower Field in the Flower Dome is part of its European leg, bringing a touch of French jardin (or garden) to Singapore.
And one does not get any more French than with - no, not French Fries - the Eiffel Tower, acting as the horticultural centrepiece and all dressed up in a coat of green foliage.
But the main stars are the flowers on display as well, like lavender, lilac, jasmine and gardenia amid a manicured garden setting.
Admittedly, the explosion of colours may not rival that of the tulips at Tulipmania but the frangance of the blooms complemented rather nicely with the various mock-ups of a cafe and florist, giving the entire display a very cozy feel.
At the very least, the crisp cool air within the Flower Dome will almost certainly perk both adults and kids up!
Throughout the duration of the French Faire Floral Display, there are a host of family-friendly activities lined up:
A FRENCH SPRING GARDEN TRAIL
Immerse in the sights and sounds of France as you explore our French-inspired garden at the Flower
Field. Also, learn about well-loved flowers of France, such as Lavender and Jasmine and find out
more about their significance and uses in this round of our Garden Trail!
Date: 12 May - 22 June 2014
Time: 9am – 9pm
Location: Flower Dome
*Admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.
*Trail map is free and available (while stocks last) with every conservatories ticket purchased.
THE FRUIT LOOP WITH MOM
Go on a scavenger hunt and learn fun facts about fruits and flowers. Pick up a map from the fruity
booth at The Canopy and start looking for clues. Stand a chance to win a special gift for your Mom if
you complete the hunt with her and present the correct answers!
Date: 17 & 18 May 2014
Time: 10am - 5pm (last collection of sheets at 4pm)
Location: Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and Outdoor Gardens
*Programme is free, but admission charge to the conservatories applies
FRENCH FAIRE PERFORMANCES
Celebrate French Faire at the Gardens with an outdoor screening of a French movie and an opera
Outdoor Screening – The Day of the Crows/ Le Jour des Corneilles
Bring along your picnic mats and enjoy the outdoor screening of The Day of the Crows/ Le Jour
des Corneilles - a French animation movie with English subtitles featuring the voices of
international movie star Jean Reno and late nouvelle vague director Claude Chabrol - under the
starlit sky at the Supertree Grove!
Date: 23 May 2014
Time: 8pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Supertree Grove Lawn
Opera in the Gardens
Celebrate French Faire at the Gardens with a performance featuring a repertoire of all things
French - French art songs, chansons and operas! Audience are encouraged to join the
performers in this French celebration!
Date: 25 May 2014
Time: 6pm - 6.30pm & 7pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Supertree Grove
French Faire Floral Display
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
12 May - 22 June 2014; 9am - 9pm
Admission charges apply. Click HERE for rates.
*GARDENS BY THE BAY FAMILY PACKAGE
In conjunction with the Tourism 50 initiative by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to celebrate 50 years of Singapore Tourism, Gardens by the Bay is offering a $50 family package for local residents visiting the cooled conservatories.
Price (for 2 conservatories): $50 (UP. $64) for 2 Adults & 2 Children
Terms & Conditions:
- Valid from 5 May to 30 June 2014.
- Promotion is only valid for on-site purchase.
- Promotion is only valid for local residents.
- Offer valid for admission to the two conservatories only.