Gardens by the Bay – Tulipmania 2021: Its Wild Origins

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field overview

Uncover the birthplace of wild tulips at the 2021 Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins floral display, now showing at Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field birdseye

The Gardens’ annual tulip show, Tulipmania, has returned after taking a break last year, due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field from Upper

The origins of the Tulips was explored in Tulipmania Rediscovered (2016), a floral display with a Turkish theme.

And now for “Its Wild Origins”, the story goes further back and into Kazakhstan, following in the footsteps of nomadic tribes that trekked through mountains of Central Asia. It is believed that tulips have first appeared in the wild at these mountains, and were then introduced to Turkey.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 1

The Kazakh theme runs throughout the flower field, with a bazaar section at the back of the flower field.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 2

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 3

The large hanging textiles and scenic props can create dramatic lighting around some blooms.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 4

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 5

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 6 market stalls

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field back row 8 camels

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower field Yurt

You can’t miss this colourful Yurt – a form of dwelling used by nomadic Kazakhs – the centerpiece of Tulipmania this year. This is of course, a special cross-section of a 4 metre-tall yurt.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Kazakh Yurt overview

This Yurt is on loan from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Singapore, and is said to be built with traditional techniques, without nails or screws.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Kazakh Yurt roof shanyrak

This is the Shanyrak – a circular opening at the top of the yurt. It is also part of the emblem of Kazakhstan.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Kazakh Yurt interior items

The Yurt is furnished with traditional textiles and other interior decor items from Kazakhstan.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Kazakh Yurt low angle

This year’s Tulipmania is held 6 months later than normal, so the Gardens sourced tulips from New Zealand instead of the Netherlands. As New Zealand is in the Southern hemisphere, it is now spring, and tulips are in bloom.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup double tulip red and pink ruffled

It seems like the Gardens may have gotten the timing just right, as most plots were already in bloom during the opening weekend (or perhaps due to a new source for Tulips). This rarely happened in past editions – typically there will be “rolling blooms”.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup double tulip red

The ‘Red Princess’ double tulip.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup white red fringe

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup orange yellow tulip

The red and yellow bicolour tulip resembles some of the wild tulips from Kazakhstan, and is apparently the first time this variety is displayed at the Flower Dome.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup pink and purple

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome 2021 Tulipmania Its Wild Origins Flower closeup yellow flight

And of course, the classic yellow tulip which is the mainstay of the Tulipmania displays at Flower Dome.


Happenings at Gardens by the Bay

Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins Floral Display at Flower Dome

Now till 14 Nov 2021

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

In compliance with prevailing safe management measures, visitors are to wear a mask at all times, including during photo-taking. Group sizes need to be maintained at 2 persons.

Camera tripods are also not allowed to be used in the Flower Dome on Saturdays and Sundays during the Tulipmania event period.

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