Spanning 101 hectares, and just a five-minute walk from the downtown Marina Bay area, this superpark is home to over a quarter of a million rare plants. The entire park comprises three gardens; Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. From the waterfront promenade, one can enjoy an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline.
You’ve visited gardens and parks before, but have you ever stepped into a superpark spanning over 100 hectares, featuring more than a quarter of a million rare plants in huge domed conservatories – and in the heart of the city?
Less than a five-minute walk away from Marina Bay, the Gardens by the Bay is spread over three waterfront gardens: Bay South and Bay East, with Bay Central connecting the two.
Bay South — the largest waterfront garden — is where you’ll find the futuristic-looking Supertrees, vertical gardens measuring up to 16 storeys that add a surprising and surreal feel to the landscape. Take a walk on the suspended walkway between the supertrees or hitch a ride to the bar on top of the tallest supertree for a bird’s eye view of the entire gardens. The Supertrees are not just aesthetic features; they also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatory.
The Conservatories, featuring the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, are another key feature, offering reprieve from the tropical heat. The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean and semi-arid subtropical regions like South Africa and parts of Europe like Spain and Italy. The Cloud Forest replicates a cool-moist climate found in Tropical Montane regions between 1,000 to 3,500 metres above sea level, such as Mt Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, and high elevation areas in South America.
Bay East is a unique mix of pretty pavilions, lush lawns, tropical palm trees and natural blossoms of all kinds, perfect for an evening stroll or a picnic with family and friends. It also offers an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline along its two-kilometre waterfront promenade.