We're entering the new year in full bloom.
After two uncertain years, you might not be jazzed to start 2022. There is one thing to look forward to though: Gardens By The Bay’s (GBTB) floral displays.
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, GBTB has arranged multiple full-scale floral displays that will go up throughout the year. There will be eight in total, running from Jan 11, 2022 to Jan 2, 2023.
GBTB had scaled back floral displays over the past two years due to uncertainty during the pandemic. GBTB senior director of horticultural operations Gary Chua said: “It has been challenging for our horticulturists to work with both supply chain and budget constraints over the last two years.”
The eight scheduled displays have been conceptualised with gratitude in mind, thanking Singaporeans for their support since GBTB opened its doors in 2012, up until the unpredictable pandemic times.
“There will be something for everyone, be it unique elements of a foreign culture, cute Instagrammable characters, or brand new flowers.” Mr Chua stated.
The year will start with Dahlia Dreams, from Jan 14 to Feb 20. This display was designed for the Spring Festival and Chinese New Year, and will feature over 2,000 vibrant flowers and tiger cub statues to usher in the year of the tiger.
From Mar 4 to Apr 3 there will be a sakura display with seven tokidoki characters, transforming the Flower Dome into a Japanese landscape.
Then there is Peony Bliss from Apr 9 to May 3, celebrating the journey of both peonies from China to Nanyang, and immigrants who sought a better life.
Following that, Rose Romance will be on display from May 13 to Jun 19, returning after a successful run in 2019.
Hydrangea Holidays, a collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, comes next and will run from Jun 25 to Jul 24.
After that there’s Hanging Gardens from Aug 5 to Sep 11, in partnership with the Embassy of Mexico.
From Sep 24 to Oct 30 there’s A Spanish Serenade with Flowers, inspired by the Andalusian region in Spain, and the year will end with the ever-popular Poinsettia Wishes from Nov 11 to Jan 2.
More details will be announced in due time and tickets can be purchased on GBTB’s website.
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