Christmas Sugar Mountain at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is refreshed with an original garden display this festive season. Designed by award-winning landscape designer Kazuyuki Ishihara, this fanciful floral display is embellished with delightful patches of edible plants.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

This year’s Christmas overlay at the Flower Dome does not have one of those typical “Christmas tree and wreaths” look. It’s a more novel approach that made good use of colourful plants for that visual crunch, which I felt was better than last year’s.

To me, Christmas Sugar Mountain is still not as remarkable as Spring Celebrations and Tulipmania.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

There is actually a story behind this floral arrangement.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

A story between these two fruits, to be precise. Have a read:

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

One of the key highlights would be this cute little truck, completely adorned in green.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Right behind: A garden of lettuces.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

It’s nice to see how seemingly ordinary plants were creatively woven together to form this display. It’s a tight fit, but you will find pumpkins, capsicums, tomatoes, strawberries and even pineapples in this little field.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

There were a couple of pineapple (fruit!) apart from the big yellow one.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

Due to the way Christmas Sugar Mountain is designed, there are these barriers instead of the usual short fences. Kinda hard to take photos of the entire scene. Probably explains why, for the first time ever, I’ve saw that no one (during my visit) was interested in taking a photo with the flower field.

Gardens by the Bay - Flower Dome - Christmas Sugar Mountain

A field of fresh greens waiting to be planted.


Christmas Sugar Mountain is the current floral display in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, from now till 5 January 2014*. For more information, refer to this page. Gardens by the Bay is also holding its first Children’s Festival, A Season of Joy – which takes place this weekend.

* The Flower Dome will be closed for maintenance on 10 December 2013.


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French Faire | Persian Garden | Orchid Extravaganza
Singapore Garden Festival 2014 | Mid-Autumn Festival at The Gardens 2014
Indian Safari | Yuletide in the Flower Dome | Christmas Wonderland
Asian Tales | Tulipmania 2015 | Flowery Fun Times
From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories
Christmas Wonderland 2015 | Dahlia Dreams
Tulipmania Rediscovered | Singapore Garden Festival 2016
Orchid Extravaganza 2016 | Tribal Tempo and Mid-Autumn Festival 2016
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3 Responses to Christmas Sugar Mountain at Gardens by the Bay

  1. sengkangBabies December 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Our kids love the vegetables and fruits 🙂

    We were also fortunate to bump into some old folks from certain community. They were very interested in the crops, which we normally sourced from wet markets haha 🙂

    Cheers, Andy
    (Sengkangbabies)

  2. Wacky Duo December 5, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Great shots as always. You got a fantastic eye!

    • Dejiki December 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m still trying to figure out this camera – it’s less forgiving than the other NEX cameras I’ve used.

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