Gardens by the Bay – Tulipmania 2015

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Tulipmania is back at Gardens by the Bay! The third edition weaves some 40 variety of tulips into colourful scenes depicting classic fairy tales. Check out the floral display in this photo tour!

Tulipmania is one of the most popular floral displays at the Flower Dome – it is back for the third consecutive year. You can look back at last year’s edition that brought the Netherlands (and Miffy) into Singapore. And there was a much simpler Tulipmania back in 2013.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales 1

In line with this year’s concept of stories coming alive, Tulipmania 2015 uses a cornucopia of tulips and hyacinths to portray classic fairy tales.

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The Flower Field is dominated by a colourful Gingerbread house.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Gates to Tulipmania

Suits of Armour and an ornate gate greets guests when they enter the Flower Dome.

Let’s head down to the Flower Field.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Hansel and Gretel candy house

I’ll say this first. The Gingerbread house is distracting, and its mostly flat, printed construction does nothing but cheapen the look of the flower field.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Hansel and Gretel candy house 2

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / Snow white

The other parts of the flower field fared better, though to be honest, can’t quite hold a candle to last year’s design.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / Cinderella

The tulips feel like they are just part of the backdrop, instead of being the main attraction.
Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / The Snow Queen

Props and decor from past floral displays were creatively reused, though. If you visit the flower dome regularly, you’ll quickly point them out.

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The Snow Queen

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - White Tulip Snow Queen

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / Red Riding Hood

The idea of using fairy tales to theme attractions is as old as day, but we rarely see an adaptation of it into a lush, vibrant garden – especially in Singapore.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / Snow White, mirror

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / Snow White, Apples

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / The Ugly Duckling

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fairy Tales / The Little Mermaid

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Windmill

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Hyacinths in Square

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The Gardens got the timing right this year, with most of the tulips in full bloom during the opening weekend. A huge improvement from past editions.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Pink Tulips

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Fringed tulips

Over 40 varieties are planted this year, though a certain type (known as Purple Prince) flooded the floral display with bright violet patches.

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Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Purple Prince Tulips, top view

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Orange Fringed

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Purple Prince tulips

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Purple Prince tulips, light

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Pink among the Purple

Curiously, there are some bulbs that don’t quite belong. Another interesting activity would be to spot these at the flower dome.

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Purple Prince Tulips

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Early Bloomer

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Orange Flare

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - White Tulip

Gardens by the Bay - Tulipmania 2015 - Poster

Tulipmania (2015) is showing at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay, from now till 10 May 2015.


Cloud Forest | Spring Celebrations | Tulipmania | Mid-Autumn Festival
Christmas Sugar Mountain | Year of the Horse | War of the Roses | Sun Pavilion
Getting Ready for Tulipmania (Tulip Planting) | Tulipmania 2014
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
Merry Medley | Blossom Bliss | Star Wars Day at Gardens by the Bay
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