7 Displays & Activities To Check Out At Gardens by the Bay

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There’s a fascinating world of plants, flowers, gardens and more waiting to be discovered at Gardens by the Bay. Besides showcasing captivating garden and floral displays, the Gardens also offers creative workshops and activities where families can have fun while learning more about plants.

As ticketing counters at the Gardens are not open during this period, all tickets will need to be pre-booked via the Gardens’ website or mobile app.

On 11 November, buy one, get one FREE Singapore Resident Conservatory Weekday ticket for weekday visits from 11 November till 3 December.

Dandelion

9 – 15 November
7pm to 10pm
Lawn at Supertree Grove
Free admission

This interactive artwork by Japanese artist and founder of Tokyo-based creative company NAKED, INC., Ryotaro Muramatsu/NAKED, evokes the experience of making a wish on a dandelion. The artwork is part of Muramatsu’s Breath/Bless Project which connects people’s prayers for world peace.

You can make a wish by scanning a QR code and pointing your phone at a sensor, which triggers the scattering of dandelion fluffs in a dazzling showcase before the fluffs are carried to another location to produce a new flower. The installation will interact in real-time with similar installations set up in multiple locations in Japan as well as on an online platform.

A Bit Of England

Till 22 November
9am to 9pm
Flower Dome
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Get a glimpse of the different English garden styles through the ages like the highly manicured 17th century formal garden, and the relaxed, naturalistic style of the English landscape garden which took Europe by storm in the 18th century. Spot yew topiaries and box hedges, as well as a generous array of flowering shrubs such as lilium, impatiens, begonia and cyclamen.

Rangoli-Inspired Terracotta Pots

14 November
2pm – 3.15pm
Waterview Room
$30 per person (fee includes workshop kit)
Register here by 9 November

Get crafty and decorate your own terracotta pots with rangoli-inspired designs to celebrate Deepavali, the festival of lights!

Workshop kit materials include a set of acrylic paint, paint brush, terracotta pot and a potted plant.

Eco Explorers! – Plant Habitats (for children aged 5 to 6)

28 November
11am to 11.45am
Waterview Room
$25 per child (fee includes workshop kit)
Register here by 23 November

This parent-child programme teaches kids that plants need food, water and air to grow well. Parents and kids can discover what homes suit the plants best and try their hand at creating their very own plant habitat.

Workshop kit materials include a variety of plants, succulent mix, decorative gravel, figurine and a glass dish.

Eco Explorers! – Plant Habitats (for children aged 7 to 12)

28 November
2.30pm to 3.15pm
Waterview Room
$25 per child (fee includes workshop kit)
Register here by 23 November

This parent-child programme teaches kids that habitats support plant growth. Parents and kids can discover what features an ideal plant habitat has and try their hand at creating their very own terrarium.

Workshop kit materials include a variety of plants, succulent mix, decorative gravel, figurine and a glass dish. 

vOilah! France Singapore Festival Programmes

Enjoy an immersive journey of discovery, inspiration and creation through masterpieces by French and Francophone painters with “A Virtual Voyage through Masterpieces”, or watch a French movie as part of vOilah! France Singapore Festival.

• A Virtual Voyage Through Masterpieces – Creative Sessions
1, 5, 6, 7 & 8 November
2pm – 8pm (last admission at 7pm)
Waterview Room
$10 a person (does not include entry into Flower Dome)
Tickets from Fantasium

Photo: Fantasium Group

Go on an exploration of four dreamlike virtual reality (VR) animation films by renowned French directors. The virtual experiences will whisk you to enjoy Claude Monet’s iconic water lilies, delve into Paul Gauguin’s imagination during his trip to Tahiti, step inside Edouard Manet’s masterpiece for a ‘tête-à-tête with a charming barmaid in the cabaret of Paris ‘Folies-Bergère’, and test your courage at the Isle of the Dead, Arnold Böcklin’s mysterious work that inspired Dali and Scorsese.

• A Virtual Voyage Through Masterpieces – Creative Workshops
1, 7 & 8 November
Workshop “Monet” from 10am – 11.30am
Workshop “Gauguin” from noon – 1.30pm
Waterview Room
$35 a person (does not include entry into Flower Dome)
Tickets from Fantasium

Photo: Fantasium Group

Learn how to express ideas beyond two dimensions at these workshops. You will work with an array of virtual brushes to create VR art as an impressionist and design your own water lily garden or experiment in an intensely colourful style to explore the idea of ultimate artistic freedom.