Tulipmania returns to Gardens by the Bay, this time exploring the Origins of the Tulip with landscapes inspired by Turkey.
The last Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay was back in 2021, with a focus on its “wild origins” in Kazakhstan before arriving into Turkey, which is the theme for 2023’s Edition of the floral display. The tulip is also Turkey’s national flower.
Fans of Tulipmania may recall a similar Turkish theme back in 2016. This time however, you can take in the sights of iconic landmarks from colourful hot air balloons.
Numerous balloons continue to float (they are motorised) around the main field.
The walkway at the back doesn’t have any cartoonish props this time, lending a softer and more pleasant touch to the landscaping.
Towards the end of the lane is a reproduction of the Library of Celsus, an ancient library in the Greek city of Ephesus (now modern-day Western Turkey).
Beyond the enchanting blooms, there is also an exhibition at the Mediterranean Garden – a short detour as you make your way down to the main display.
The exhibition features ceramics, rugs and other art pieces carrying the motif of tulips and plants.
Galata Tower – an iconic landmark in Istanbul, originally built as a watch tower during the Byzantine empire.
The row of Safranbolu houses beside a mountain shapes the centerpiece of the floral display.
Similar to the past few floral displays, you can walk inside the ‘mountain’ – now a cave lit with mosaic lamps.
Within it is a secret photo spot, decorated to look like an Ottoman-era home, with a cool trick for the windows.
In front of the houses are two big fields with beautiful tulip blooms. This is also where most visitors gather, so much patience is needed.
Apart from these favourites, you might also see the rare tulip variety cultivated from native species of Turkey, which feature long, pointed petals. This is the first time Gardens by the Bay is exhibited this kind of tulips.
Flower Dome’s upcoming floral displays
After Tulipmania, the remaining displays for the year include Rose Romance (from June), Orchid Extravaganza (from end-July), Chrysanthemum Charm (from mid-Sept), and Poinsettia Wishes (from late-Nov).
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