“War of the Roses” in royal bloom at Gardens by the Bay

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Our Parenting World, Gor Gor and Di Di were at Gardens by the Bay to visit the new floral display at Flower Dome which showcases one of the world’s most popular blooms, roses!

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Let Gor Gor and Di Di shown you around the magnificent floral display named “War of the Roses” which draws inspiration from an event of the same name that took place in 15th century England.

A background on 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.

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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.

Stay tuned to our website and join Our Parenting World, Gor Gor and Di Di as we will be bringing you around the world series showcasing Singapore’s most beautiful and favourite Gardens by the Bay floral display from around the world throughout the year!

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Gardens by the Bay is so thoughtful to put up informative and helpful signs all over to let visitors understand the floral displays better.

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Visitors will be transported to medieval times at the Flower Dome. Great for photos taking for the whole family!

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Gardens by the Bay floral displays features two armour-plated knights on horses amidst a battlefield of roses in different colours, shapes and sizes. Other flowers complementing the display include Hydrageas, Pansies, Bellis and Alyssums.

“War of the Roses” at Flower Dome will be on display from now till 6 April 2014. 

In conjunction with the display, visitors can embark on a self-guided adventure to discover the history and significance of roses with the help of a new trail map entitled “A Tale of Roses”. 

For more details on “War of the Roses”, “A Tale of Roses”, and other programmes at Gardens by the Bay, please visit  www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/waroftheroses.

There are so much to see and do at Gardens by the Bay, after you have visited the floral display at Flower Dome, you can hop over to visit the latest new additions at Gardens by the Bay.

First new addition, the children friendly and popular Far East Organization Children’s Garden. Please click VISIT 1 and VISIT 2 to find out more and read about our visits to the Children’s Garden.

Second new addition, Sun Pavilion.

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Sun Pavilion houses one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia.

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Home to over 1,000 desert plants comprising some 100 different species and varieties, the Sun Pavilion at Gardens by the Bay opens to the public today and brings yet another unique horticultural treat to visitors.

With this latest addition, the Gardens is the proud owner of one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia. The 800-square-meter cactus garden proudly sponsored by Woh Hup (Private) Limited is located outdoors, next to the Far East Organization Children’s Garden.

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.

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Di Di was so fascinated with these unusual looking group of plants! 

At Sun Pavilion, visitors will be able to spot the amazing Mexican columnar cacti, which bring to mind the desert landscapes reminiscent of those in olden-day cowboy films, and the large succulent Euphorbias, which while less spiny, are interesting as they produce latex to protect themselves against hungry predators.

The Sun Pavilion also houses smaller succulents with eye-catching details such as the Brazilian species of Turk’s Cap, and the Brain Cactus

The Sun Pavilion opens to the public from 25 February 2014 and admission is free. 

Information on the Sun Pavilion at Gardens by the Bay is available at  www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/sunpavilion.

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Our Parenting World, Gor Gor and Di Di would like to thank the kind and lovely Gardens by the Bay organisers for inviting us. A very warm Hello and Thank You to all the guides at the Gardens for bringing us to the tour and all the Garden Angels, it is really nice to know you all!

March school holidays is just round the corner, bring your family and children to Singapore’s most well loved and beautiful Gardens by the Bay. There are so many activities going on at Gardens and it is a good place to spend quality family time. Enjoy and have fun at Gardens by the Bay!

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