Dahlia Dreams 2021 at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 5 Flower Field Lantern Globe Dome Golden Moon Gate

The popular Dahlia Dreams floral display, is back at Gardens by the Bay for the 2021 Lunar New Year festivities.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 1 Entrance lights overview

For this year’s Dahlia Dreams, Gardens by the Bay is showing some 1,400 dahlias across several varieties that were grown in-house.

The display is also accompanied with some lantern sculptures near the entrance of the Flower Dome, looks like an extension of the River Hongbao 2021 installation which will be held during the Lunar New Year season at Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 2 Flower Field birds eye view

The Flower Field has a mix of festive props and patches of chrysanthemums, azaleas and cymbidiums, but the true centerpiece is this gigantic dome comprising over 200 red lanterns.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 2 Flower Field birds high view

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 3 Flower Field entrance signs

Crowd control is still implemented at the Gardens, with booking of entry slots required before arrival. Other safe management measures, such as physical distancing and wearing of face masks, are still in place.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 3 Flower Field path

These measures do help with the old problem of crowding and congestions caused by large groups of visitors. The barriers that were added last July were also removed when I visited the Flower Dome.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 4 Flower Field closeup orange ball

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 4 Flower Field closeup orange white tips

While there were excellent blooms to capture, the displays were modest compared to the 2017 edition of Dahlia Dreams (the only other that I have a photo report published), with the lack of dramatic landscapes, but a fair amount of repetition – perhaps to also help reduce congestion as bottlenecks usually form around the best viewpoints. Of course, given the current climate, the usual list of Chinese cultural activities and performances are not making a return this year.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 4 Flower Field closeup peach decorative

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 4 Flower Field golden ox among celosia

Golden Oxen surrounded by patches of fiery celosia blooms.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 5 Flower Field Lantern Globe Dome Golden Moon Gate side 2

The Lantern Globe: the season’s Instagrammable spot.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 5 Flower Field Lantern Globe Dome under wide

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 6 Nian Lion Dance display

The other notable display is Lion Dance – for those who miss it this year due to the current restrictions of such performances. At least you could learn about the origins of Nian and the Lion Dance here.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 6 Nian Lion Dance display story

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 6 Zodiac displays

Lastly, there’s a Zodiac Fortune corner towards the exit of the Flower Dome.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 8 River Hongbao lanterns god of wealth

Outside of Flower Dome, a number of lantern displays are being set up for the River Hongbao 2021, a Lunar New Year-themed event which will be held from 10 to 16 February 2021 at Gardens by the Bay. The event is free to attend, but all visitors will need to book tickets and reserve an entry timeslot from the official website. While most timeslots are unavailable at time of writing, some may be freed up if other visitors decide to change their bookings.

Gardens by the Bay 2021 Dahlia Dreams 1 Flower Field Entrance lights lotus 1

Bonus: Dahlia Dreams 2021 at Night

The lanterns on display look even more beautiful at night. Enjoy the tour:

Gardens by the Bay Dahlia Dreams 2021 Lanterns at Night Entrance

Gardens by the Bay Dahlia Dreams 2021 Lanterns at Night Lantern Globe Far

Gardens by the Bay Dahlia Dreams 2021 Lanterns at Night Lantern Globe Inside

Gardens by the Bay Dahlia Dreams 2021 Lanterns at Night Lantern Globe Moon Gate

Dahlia Dreams 2021 at Gardens by the Bay

From now till 21 Feb 2021

Admission to Flower Dome and reservation of entry timeslot are required.

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