Apr 20, 2015

Tulipmania 2015: Fairytales Alive!

Arguably one of Gardens by the Bay's most popular Flower Dome floral displays, Tulipmania is back for a third edition where captivating blooms of tulips in a riot of colours create a spectacular landscape within the dome.

Last year's edition had seen Miffy mingle with the visitors while this year's Tulipmania is set amidst a colourful setting of magical fairy tales. All of which should be familiar to both adults and kids alike.

Let me just get this out of the way - I very much prefer the tulip Flower Field layouts of the previous 2 Tulimania editions. The first Tulipmania saw the tulips planted in rows while the second had the colourful blooms in a concentric pattern. This year's display has a huge gingerbread house from the story of Hansel and Gretel plonked in the middle of the field which in my opinion, serves as a huge distraction and marred the overall tulip display.

But that is not to say the tulips were less spectacular though.

If your kids are fans of fairytale classics, then the incorporation of various fairytales into the lush and vibrant tulip displays will be a real treat for the senses.

Kids will have a field day attempting to spot the various fairytale incarnations around the Flower Field. How many can you identify?

Over 40 varieties of tulips in a myriad of hues and forms are planted this year. Notable tulips include the scarlet "Red Riding Hood", the “Purple Prince”, and the “Orange Princess”.

I suppose one can never get bored looking at these tulips. Which is why even though this year's Tulipmania appealed less to me than previous years, the monkies still lapped everything up - I suspect it is all thanks to the fairytales theme!

And Tulipmania still remains as the ONLY flower display that the monkies did not clamour to leave after a period of time... which I guess is testament to its alluring popularity.

A great time to visit Tulipmania 2015 will be THIS weekend (25 and 26 April 2015) as a host of activities has been planned for everyone!

Meet popular fairy tale characters in the Flower Dome, and take a photo with them as a special memento. Don't miss a special short dance performance too, and do look out for fairy tale characters on stilts.
Date: 25 & 26 April 2015 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 11am  - 5.30pm (special performances at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm)
Location: Flower Dome

5,000 tulips will be given away in the Flower Dome on 26 April, as part of KLM’s celebration of Koningsdag, an annual holiday in The Netherlands. While stocks last!
Date: 26 April 2015 (Sun)
Timing: Various timings
Location: Flower Dome

Journey into the enchanted world of your favourite fairy tales as they come to life in a spectacular display of tulips with this Garden Trail.
Date: Now until 10 May 2015
Time: 9am – 9pm
Location: Flower Dome
Details: Trail map is free and available (while stocks last) with every conservatories ticket purchased.

Useful Information

Tulipmania 2015
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
20 Mar - 10 May 2015
9am - 9pm daily
*Admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply
Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/the-gardens/whats-on/calendar-of-event/Tulipmania-2015-Details.html

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