The newest attraction at Gardens by the Bay is an outdoor Garden called Sun Pavilion. It features the largest collection of cacti and succulent plants in Southeast Asia.
While the Flower Dome already has a Succulent Garden section, the desert landscape is more convincing outdoors. This “pavilion” is covered with clear glass (no hiding from the sun!) but there are a few large fans to keep visitors cool. You’ll be thankful for that with this crazy hot weather happening in Singapore!
The Sun Pavilion is full of succulents (plants with thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems) and of course, cacti.
This is a small garden that will take most visitors at most 5-10 minutes to walk through. The center walkway of the garden, with low-lying spcimens, is lined with short glass panes. There are small gaps between each pane, making good opportunities to shoot these smaller plants up close.
Numerous varieties of the green cacti, in all shapes and sizes.
One of the oddest specimens: Brain Cactus. It grows sideways and around itself, resulting in this odd brain-like shape.
As the Sun Pavilion opened just a day before, I wasn’t surprised to be the only visitor at this garden. One of the garden crew was around to watering plants. It was like being a secret oasis; I had fun viewing and taking pictures at the Sun Pavilion undisturbed.
The Sun Pavilion is actually near the Cloud Forest, but the easiest way to get there is from the Canopy (covered walkway connecting the Conservatories and Ticketing Hub). Walk towards the Far East Organization’s Children’s Garden and you will see the Sun Pavilion along the way.
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