One of the most anticipated attractions opens at Flower Dome today. Gardens by the Bay rings into the Chinese New Year in full bloom with their annual floral display, Dahlia Dreams (大丽花之梦). For the first time, a grand River Hongbao lantern set, Spring Fragrances (花香满溢) takes the centre stage amongst the 2,000 dahlias and vibrant flowers such as azaleas, chrysanthemums, and cymbidiums.
The lantern set displays three Chinese moon gates, a pair of rabbits and impressive narcissus, peony and lily blooms.
Visitors will also enjoy seeing adorable tiger cubs displayed all around to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
In addition, as you walk, keep a lookout for auspicious decorations such as giant coin pouches (福袋) and couplets (春联) that bring in good fortune and prosperity.
Moreover, a wide range of paintings that depict the Four Gentlemen (四君子) of Chinese culture is exhibited. They show the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum which symbolizes the changing seasons. It also equates to virtues such as resilience, modesty, endurance, flexibility, perseverance, and fortitude. It reminds us that these traits will help us through this pandemic.
Surrounded by lights, Dahlia Dreams is also a sight to see at night. Feast your eyes in the illuminating displays as you stroll, and you can find the perfect IG-worthy spot to take a photo at, too.
Dahlia Dreams will run until February 20 and is the first of this year’s displays by Gardens by the Bay.
Date: January 14 – February 20, 2022
Time: 9am – 9pm
Where: Flower Dome
To learn more about Gardens by the Bay’s Dahlia Dreams and to book your tickets in advance visit here.
Gardens by the Bay’s The Eight Floral Displays 2022
As Gardens by the Bay celebrates its 10th year, this year, it offers a full year of exciting and changing floral displays. Make sure to plan your visit with your friends, family, and loved ones!
- Sakura featuring tokidoki characters (樱花) – 4 March to 3 April
- Peony Bliss (牡丹福佑) – 9 April to 3 May
- Rose Romance (玫瑰之恋) – 13 May to 12 June
- Hydrangea Holidays (绣球花假期) – 18 June to 24 July
- Hanging Gardens (百花齐放) – 5 August to 18 September
- A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers (西班牙葵花小夜曲) – 24 September to 30 October
- Poinsettia Wishes (圣诞心愿) – 11 November to 2 January 2023