Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gardens by the Bay - War of Roses & Sun Pavilion

Garden Angels’ Media Invite

Till 6 April, Gardens by the Bay celebrates the beauty and romance of the Rose with a new floral display in the Flower Dome that showcases one of the world’s most popular blooms. Entitled “War of the Roses”, the floral display draws inspiration from an event of the same name that took place in 15th century England. The historical “War of the Roses” was a series of civil wars between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that were vying for the throne of England. Its name drew reference to the emblems associated with the two Houses – the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York.


Transporting visitors to medieval times, the floral display at Gardens by the Bay features two armour-plated knights on horses amidst a battlefield of roses in different colours, shapes and sizes. A battle between the Red vs White.

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Other flowers complementing the display include Hydrageas, Pansies, Bellis and Alyssums. The “War of the Roses” floral display, which features some 60 varieties of England’s national flower, is part of the Europe leg of the “Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World” series for 2014.







With an amazing variety of prickly plants on display, the Sun Pavilion continues the efforts of the Gardens to introduce plants from various regions so that visitors can enjoy a botanical tour of the world. Visitors to the free attraction can marvel at cacti and succulents from semi-arid regions such as Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.


The Sun Pavilion presents an unusual group of plants that may not be the most visually appealing in the conventional sense, but is no less fascinating. Together with our existing collection of succulents in the Flower Dome, it forms one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia, and adds on to our horticultural mosaic of plants from different regions of the world.


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Look out for this special Dwarf Turk’s Cap Cactus when you are walking round the pavilion. It starts off as a green and shiny ball but when it is about to flower, a special structure resembling a cap develops on top of the plant, hence its name.


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If you still have not noticed, it is my personal favourite to shoot cactus.






And since we are there, we visited the officially opened Far East Organization Children’s Garden too. It’s a 1-hectare fun-filled family element to Gardens by the Bay. The Children’s Garden seeks to encourage interaction with nature in a venue for fun and interactive play through integrated play equipment, water play features and educational programmes in a garden setting.

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You can read more about our prior visit to FEO Children’s Garden here.

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