Lunar New Year at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Dahlia Dreams Gardens by the Bay

Welcome the New Year at Gardens by the Bay! Kicking off 2018 is the “Dahlia Dreams” floral display, which features a delightful array of dahlias blossoming amidst the oriental setting of a Chinese courtyard garden. Visitors can also look forward to a host of cultural festivities, including spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances featuring the debut appearance of the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions in Singapore, as part of the Gardens’ Lunar New Year programme “Spring Surprise”.

Here’s what you can expect at Gardens by the Bay from 19 January to 4 March as follows: 


Inspired by the picturesque landscape of Chinese imperial gardens, Dahlia Dreams welcomes Lunar New Year with an elegant display of dahlias, camellias, lagerstroemias and bromeliads in a courtyard garden setting. Auspicious Southern Lions greet visitors as they enter while Chinese guardian lions (also known as “Foo Dogs”) stand guard. To celebrate the Year of the Dog, intricate diorama cutouts, exquisite driftwood sculptures and ornamental topiaries in the shape of dogs can be spotted in the display. Adding to the majesty are palace lanterns and umbrella curtains that embellish the garden. On selected days in February, the God of Fortune will make an appearance in the Flower Dome to spread wealth and prosperity. 

Date: Friday, 19 January – Sunday, 4 March

Time: 9am – 9pm 

Location: Flower Dome

Details: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.

Please see below for Chinese New Year Ticketing Promotion.


The Lunar New Year is a time for family get-togethers. From 16 February to 4 March 2018, purchase a full-priced Singapore Resident Adult ticket at our ticketing counters onsite and receive a Singapore Resident Senior Citizen ticket for free! Terms and conditions apply.

Visit for details.


Pick up a Dahlia Dreams Garden Trail for more interesting information or join the daily “ASK Me!” tours by the friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.

Date: Friday, 19 January – Sunday, 4 March

Time: Daily at 11am and 3pm (2pm – 5pm on 27 & 28 January, and 10, 11, 24 & 25 February)


• Guided tours are free, but admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.

• Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

• To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tour will begin when a group of five or more visitors is assembled.

• Tours will not be conducted on Flower Dome closure dates.

Spring Surprise Gardens by the Bay

All the above images credited to Gardens by the Bay


Usher in Spring and celebrate the Year of the Dog with Gardens by the Bay. Spring Surprise 2018 offers an array of festive performances and fun for the entire family. Do not miss the spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances with the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions making their very first appearance here in Singapore.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February – Sunday, 25 February

Time: 12pm – 8.30pm (selected timings)

Location: Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, The Canopy

Details: Programmes are free. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.

Please visit for more information. 

Dahlia Dreams Floral Display at Gardens by the Bay


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Wishing everyone Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

This year is the Year of the Monkey and Gardens by the Bay is celebrating this Lunar New Year with its Dahlia Dreams floral display.

Inspired by the well-known Chinese tale “Journey to the West”, Gardens by the Bay’s Chinese New Year floral display features dahlias, begonias, rudbeckia and many more against the backdrop of a 7-metre-tall mountain. 





The theme “Dahlia Dreams” is adopted from the mythical “Flower and Fruit Mountain” (花果山) where the legendary “Monkey King” also known as “Sun Wukong” was born, visitors will be able to admire a wide variety of floral displays of dahlias, begonias and other beautiful blooms while strolling at the beautifully decorated Flower Dome. 

The dahlias generally take two to three months to grow and their blooms last for a few weeks. If you think they look like the more familiar chrysanthemum, you are right, because they belong to the Asteraceae plant family which is related to chrysanthemum.



This is the “Water Curtain Cave” where Monkey King lives and plays in the novel, Journey to the West. 

At Flower Dome, visitors can have the opportunity to see Journey to the West being spring to live with displays of Monkey King’s home, the “Water Curtain Cave” which is what was described in the novel.




You can also find monkey-shaped topiaries in between the beautiful floral display, the stunning displays are so appropriate in this Year of the Monkey. 


Be enchanted and amazed with the stunning displays of beautiful blooms, explore the mythical world of Journey to the West, indulge in chinese arts and culture, lots of good photo opportunities where everyone can spend a meaningful and memorable time. Visit Dahlia Dreams Floral Display and celebrate this Chinese New Year with your family and friends at Gardens by the Bay. 

Additional Information:

The Dahlia Dreams Floral Display will be on from:

Friday, 15 January 2016 – Sunday, 28 February 2016

Daily 9am – 9pm

Flower Dome

Admission charge to the Flower Dome applies

Please click HERE for more information.