5 Reasons To Celebrate Singapore’s Birthday With Gardens by the Bay


To mark Singapore’s 55th birthday, Gardens by the Bay has lined up some exciting activities and deals such as floral displays, virtual workshops, special promos and even a star-studded concert which you can catch online or on TV from the comfort of your home.

Here are 5 celebratory Gardens by the Bay activities to check out and be a part of.

A Tale of Orchids – A Story of Resilience

3 – 30 August, 9am to 8pm
Flower Dome
Admission charges apply

This new pocket garden display, which tells the story of resilience (from the hardy nature of orchids to the dedication and strength of Singaporeans), is a celebration of the Singapore spirit.

Check out orchid hybrids cultivated by the Gardens’ own horticulturists and an array of orchids from local nursery Toh Garden. Adding a special touch to the display is a digital collection of orchid paintings by local artists, presented in collaboration with local arts charity The Very Quiet Studio. Each painting is a unique depiction of Singapore’s national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim (Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim) and were created as a token of appreciation to the healthcare professionals for their hard work in the fight against Covid-19.

Special Deals on Ticketing

• Deal 1
3 – 31 August
Enjoy up to six months of unlimited visits to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, and rides on the Shuttle Service, when you purchase a Two-Conservatories ticket at $20.

• Deal 2
1 – 31 August
Enjoy 25 percent off One-Conservatory ticket and an additional $1 off when you purchase from the Gardens by the Bay mobile app.

National Day e-Shop Promotion

Promo 1
30 July – 31 August
Enjoy 50 percent off the Gardens’ Merchandise Collection (except Garden Library) when you apply the discount code GBAUG50 with a minimum spend of $20.

• Promo 2
3 – 16 August
Enjoy 20 percent off a variety of plants in the National Day Collection with a minimum spend of $20.

Gardens by the Bay & Mediacorp National Day Concert 2020

10 August, 8pm – 9pm
Chanel 5 –
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Enjoy performances by Mediacorp artistes and local talents, filmed against the backdrop of the iconic Supertrees, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and outdoor gardens, on TV and social media.

Catch Nathan Hartono, Yung Raja, Inch Chua, Gurmit Singh and Taufik Batisah performing popular ditties such as Mad Blessings and Best Day of My Life, as well as JJ Neo, James Seah, Richie Koh, Felicia Chin, Liwani Izzati and Desmond Tan appearing in a special rendition of The Light, a song to rally the nation and cheer on the country’s frontline healthcare workers.

Look out also for Gurmit Singh as Phua Chu Kang and Suhaimi Yusof as Jojo Joget in an original comedy act, as well as Kumar in a stand-up comedy routine.

Virtual Workshops (conducted online via Zoom)

• “Eco Explorers! – Air Plant Madness
15 August, 10am – 10.45am
$25 per person (fee includes workshop kit & delivery)
Register by 10 August

This parent-child programme (recommended for kids aged 5 to 6) teaches you about air plants and pineapples, which belong to the same family in the plant kingdom, and shows you how to build your very own air plant garden.

• Grow With The Gardens
22 August, 2pm – 3pm
$25 per person (fee includes workshop kit & delivery)
Register by 17 August

Learn three different plant propagation methods and encourage your loved ones to cultivate an interest in gardening by sharing your plant babies with them.


Photos courtesy of Gardens by the Bay