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Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s most popular tourist destination, attracting more than eight million visitors annually.

The award-winning, colorful gardens offer 24 unique experiences and delight nature lovers.

Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Singapore, especially those who love nature and unique architectural design.

This article explains everything you need to know before buying Gardens by the Bay tickets.

Gardens by the Bay tickets

Gardens By The Bay tickets
When you buy Gardens by the Bay tickets at the venue, you get a physical ticket (as in the pic). However, we recommend you buy your tickets online to avoid waiting in the long ticket counter lines. Image: Sg.carousell.com

Gardens by the Bay has many attractions. 

Some are free to enter, and some attractions have an entrance fee.

Gardens by the Bay tickets come in three combinations, and we explain all below – 

Cheapest Gardens by the Bay tickets

These are the most popular and the cheapest tickets to explore Gardens by the Bay.

You can show the mobile voucher (which you will receive once you book this ticket) at the Gardens entrance by the Bay and walk in.

You don’t need to take a printout of this ticket.

These tickets get you to access the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest, and other gardens, including the Supertree Grove, Sun Pavilion, etc.

You can upgrade this ticket and include entry to the Floral Fantasy exhibition.

Discounted tickets for Singapore citizens and residents are available onsite.

Kids aged three years and under walk in free.

Visit to the Outdoor Garden and Children’s Gardens are free of charge.

Ticket price for Flower Dome + Cloud Forest Avatar Experience

Adult ticket (13+ years): SGD 32
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): SGD 18

Adult ticket SG Resident (13+ years): SGD 25
Child ticket SG Resident (3 to 12 years): SGD 14

Ticket price for Flower Dome + Supertree Observatory

Adult ticket (13+ years): SGD 34
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): SGD 21

Adult ticket SG Resident (13+ years): SGD 23
Child ticket SG Resident (3 to 12 years): SGD 15

Tickets for Floral Fantasy

The Floral Fantasy is a fantastic floral wonderland, a must-see if you are holidaying in Singapore.

This floral exhibition explores four gorgeous garden landscapes – Waltz, Dance, Float, and Drift.

All these zones are maintained at a balmy 23ºC – 25ºC.

If you love taking photos, the Floral Fantasy is a fantastic attraction to try out.

Visitors are allowed up to 45 minutes in Floral Fantasy to ensure sufficient space for safe distancing.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (13+ years): SGD 15
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): SGD 9

Adult ticket SG Resident (13+ years): SGD 12
Child ticket SG Resident (3 to 12 years): SGD 8

Kids aged three years and under walk in for free.

Visual Story: 13 must-know tips before visiting Gardens by the Bay

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How to reach Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay combines many gardens by the Marina Bay Waterfront in the heart of Singapore.

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953. 

Gardens by Bay Singapore consists of three waterfront gardens – Bay East, Bay Central, and Bay South.

Locals frequent Bay East Garden (and some tourists), looking for intricately landscaped green spaces offering stunning views of Singapore’s skyline.

Gardens by the Bay East is also an excellent picnic spot.

Bay Central is the smallest of all the gardens, and its development continues. 

It is expected to link the more extensive two gardens, Bay East and Bay South.

Bay South is the largest of the gardens and attracts most tourists because it houses the iconic Supertrees, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, etc.

Gardens by the Bay by MRT

MRT is the cheapest and most convenient way to reach the Gardens by the Bay.

Nearest MRT to Gardens by the Bay

Bayfront Station is the closest to MRT Station to Gardens by the Bay.

You can take the Circle Line (the Yellow Line) or Downtown Line (the Blue Line) to get to Bayfront MRT Station.

Bayfront Station’s code –

On Circle Line: CE1
On Downtown Line: DT16

Once at the Bayfront MRT Station, step out from Exit B.

A brisk five minutes can get you to Gardens by the Bay. 

Get Direction

Alternative MRT station 

If you can’t take the Circle Line or the Downtown Line, your next best bet is to board the East-West Line (also known as the Green Line). 

On this Line, Tanjong Pagar (EW15) is the MRT station closest to Gardens by the Bay.

Step out of Tanjong Pagar from Exit C and go to Bus Stop No. 03223 at International Plaza, Anson Road. Directions to the bus stop

Hop onto Bus 400 and get down at Bus Stop No. 03371 (Gardens by the Bay) on Marina Gardens Drive.

By car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

Gardens by the Bay has five car parks. One of these car parking facilities is in the basement, while four others are open-air car parks.

Name Type Timing Spots
Main Entrance Covered 5 am to 2 am 420
The Meadow Open-air 5 am to 2 am 284
Bayfront Plaza Open-air 5 am to 2 am 172
Satay by the Bay Open-air 24 hrs 176
Bay East Garden Open-air 5 am to 12 am 234

Note: Bayfront Plaza car park is closest to Floral Fantasy. 

Parking Rates

The cost of parking a car at the Gardens by the Bay car park is S$ 0.03 per minute. There is an upper cap of SGD 25 per day per car.

Motorcycles pay SGD 1 per entry. 

Gardens by the Bay hours

Gardens by the Bay’s most popular attractions, Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway, and Supertree Observatory, are open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.

The last admission is at 8.30 pm. 

Floral Fantasy opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm. The admission is at 6.30 pm.

On Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays, it opens from 10 am to 8 pm; the last admission is at 7.30 pm.

Bay East Garden remains open 24 hours.

Active Garden, Outdoor Gardens, and Kingfisher Wetlands is operational from 5 am to 2 am.

When is Flower Dome closed?

The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay remains closed on some days for maintenance. 

In 2024, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay will remain closed for visitors on 15 Jan, 20 Feb, 5 Mar, 16 Apr, 21 May, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 15 Oct, and 12 Nov.

When is Cloud Forest closed?

In 2023, the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay will remain closed for tourists on 2 Jan, 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, and 11 Nov.

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Best time to visit Gardens by the Bay

If you want to avoid the crowd, the best time to visit the Gardens by the Bay is weekdays, anytime between 9 am to 4 pm. 

If you can only visit on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, be at the entrance before 4 pm because the queues start getting longer. 

During the peak hours of 4 pm to 8 pm on weekends, the waiting time in the ticketing queues can go up to 45 minutes. That’s why it is best to buy your tickets online

Best time to visit for the light show

If you want to see the popular light and sound show (also known as Garden Rhapsody) at Gardens by the Bay, there are two ways to plan your trip –

If you can only visit once

Buy your tickets online, and reach Gardens by the Bay around 4 pm. 

Since you will already have the tickets, you can head straight to the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest Dome.

You can spend two to three hours exploring the Domes during daylight hours. 

After enjoying the colorful flowers and plants in natural lights, you can leave around 7 pm and explore the rest of the Gardens by the Bay.

And then reach SuperTrees Grove by 7.45 pm because that’s when the first 15-minute light-audio show starts. 

The next Gardens by the Bay show starts at 8.45 pm.

You can decide to stay on for as long as you want. 

If you can visit Gardens by the Bay twice

If you are the kind of tourist who spends a lot of time exploring, we suggest you visit Gardens by the Bay twice. 

Get to Gardens by the Bay early in the morning to explore the Conservatories (the two Domes) and the rest of the gardens.

With the best natural light and no crowd, you see the colorful extravaganza at its best. And also take some of the best photographs. 

For your morning visit, you must buy Gardens by the Bay tickets.

Second visit

To see the Gardens by the Bay light and sound show, you must visit again around 7 pm.

Since this show is seen from SuperTree Groove, which doesn’t need any tickets, your evening entry will be free.

Best time to see Cloud Forest misting

When the plants at Gardens by the Bay’s Cloud Forest get ‘watered,’ a massive mist engulfs the whole Dome.

This misting is scheduled every two hours – at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm.

If you want to see Cloud Forest Mist at its best, be inside the Dome 15 minutes ahead and reach the highest level (preferably the 7th).

As the mist engulfs the human-made mountain, walk down via the Cloud Walk bridge.

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How long to spend at Gardens by the Bay

In about three to four hours, most visitors explore the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove, and OCBC Skyway and enjoy the light and sound show Garden Rhapsody.

Here is a breakup of the approximate time Gardens by the Bay takes –

Exhibit Time taken
Flower Dome 90 minutes
Cloud Forest Dome 90 minutes
Supertrees + OCBC Skyway 30 minutes
Garden Rhapsody 30 minutes

Note: If you visit with kids, we suggest you cut down on time exploring the other gardens and instead let your kids play in the Far East Organization Children’s Garden. 

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Gardens by the Bay light show

Garden Rhapsody is a signature light and sound show of the Gardens by the Bay and is also known as the ‘Gardens by the Bay show.’

During the show, the lights and the music create a symphony that is difficult to forget.

Since 2015, this creative extravaganza has been led by Lighting Designer Adrian Tan and Singapore’s leading composer Bang Wenfu.

Garden Rhapsody timings

Daily there are two Garden Rhapsody shows at Gardens by the Bay – at 7.45 pm and 8.45 pm.

These Gardens by the Bay light and Sound show last only 15 minutes, so one must reach the SuperTree Grove at least five minutes in advance.

Visitors come early to get a good spot to enjoy the performance.

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Gardens by the Bay attractions

Gardens by Bay Singapore spans 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land, with 24 different attractions and ten restaurants.

Since it is so big, it is best to scan the Gardens by the Bay’s map before visiting the tourist spot.

Keeping the garden’s plan handy will also help you find visitor services such as toilets, nursing rooms, bus stops, parking, lifts, stairs, etc. 

The two Gardens by the Bay domes – Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome- are the most important things to see at this tourist attraction. 

Flower Dome

The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is the largest glass greenhouse in the World. 

The Dome houses flowers and plants from five continents, displayed in nine different gardens.

The indoor temperature hovers between 23°C – 25°C (73.4°F – 77°F) to replicate the cold and dry Mediterranean climate. 

Map of Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the special gardens inside the Flower Dome. Image: Gardensbythebay.com.sg / Download Print Version

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest is another Garden by the Bay Dome, which houses a 35-meter tall mountain covered in lush green vegetation.

The World’s tallest indoor waterfall drops from this mountain, creating a mysterious world covered in mist. 

This conservatory has nine unique zones displaying plant life, from those found in tropical highlands to those found 2,000 meters above sea level.

This conservatory also maintains the temperature between 23°C – 25°C (73.4°F – 77°F). 

Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay
When exploring the Cloud Forest, don’t miss the Cloud Walk and the Tree Top Walk. Image: Gardensbythebay.com.sg / Download Print Version

Mist at Cloud Forest 

The plants at Cloud Forest get ‘watered’ through a mist at even hours of the day. 

When the misting happens, the Cloud Forest gets blanketed in mist, and fog and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees are tree-like structures with a concrete trunk and a steel frame to hold the plants. 

They are between 25 meters (82 feet) and 50 meters (164 feet) tall.

Gardens by the Bay has 18 Supertrees, out of which 12 are at Supertree Grove.

The other six Supertrees are distributed equally between the Golden Garden and Silver Garden. 

The Supertrees have large canopies, providing shade during daytime and night, turning into the centerpiece of the light and sound show.

The entry is free of cost.

OCBC Skyway 

OCBC Skyway at Gardens by the Bay
The OCBC Skyway is a walkway between two of the larger Supertrees. Image: Gardensbythebay.com.sg

OCBC Skyway is a 128-meter (420 feet) long walkway connecting two Supertrees at 22 meters (72 feet). 

This attraction in Supertree Grove is also called Gardens by the Bay Bridge and offers panoramic views of the Gardens and the Marina Bay skyline.

While Supertree Grove is free, OCBC Skyway is a paid attraction. 

On average, one in five tourists opts to go up the OCBC Skyway.

Children’s Garden 

This kid play area is also known as the Far East Organization Children’s Garden.

If you are exploring Gardens by the Bay with your kids, don’t miss this part of the Bay Gardens. 

This kids’ garden has four sections – 

Toddler Play Area

This part of the children’s garden is best suited for 1 to 5-year-olds. 

Play equipment, such as a sway bridge, stepping springs, etc., holds the kids’ attention.

Fish Fountains and the other water play area are a major hit for toddlers. 

Water Play Area

This aquatic setup is the favorite of all kids because it allows them to splash in the water. 

The programmable water fountains detect the movement of children and respond with water effects. 

This area is best suited to kids six to 12 years old.

In this video, you can detect both the water play areas.

Rainforest Tree Houses

This part of the kids’ garden also caters to six to 12-year-olds.

The two treehouses are 4 and 7.5 meters high, within a dense canopy of trees.

It is the perfect location for jungle adventure fantasies to turn into reality. 


This covered amphitheater can hold an audience of 300 and is perfect for educational events. 

From time to time, activities get organized at this venue. 

Timings of the Children’s Garden

Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm

Waterplay and Fish Fountain areas close 30 minutes before the Children’s Garden closes. 

Tickets: Free entry

Floral Fantasy

Floral Fantasy is the latest addition to Gardens by the Bay. 

At Floral Fantasy, flowers, artistry, and technology combine to create a mesmerizing experience for visitors. 

Four unique concepts are conveyed using four different garden landscapes. 

Floral Fantasy 4D ride

On this 4D ride, you experience the simulated flight path of a dragonfly through Gardens by the Bay.

Both kids and adults enjoy this Floral Fantasy ride. 

As a precaution, all visitors must be at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) or taller to take the 4D ride. 

Other outdoor Gardens

Gardens by the Bay has a collection of outdoor gardens, which are free to enter. 

Each of these gardens has a theme.

Sun Pavillion

At Sun Pavilion, you get to experience desert-like landscapes. 

More than 1,000 desert plants from 100 species have been used to re-create one of the World’s most dynamic drylands. 

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Serene Garden

Inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese Zen gardens, the Serene Garden attracts visitors who want to escape the crowd. 

This peaceful lush green enclosure is a quick walk from Supertree Grove. 

Hours: 5 am to 2 am

Heritage Gardens

Heritage Gardens narrate Singapore’s diverse history and culture through plants. 

Heritage Gardens has four themed sections – Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Colonial – each tells how intricately some plants remain linked to the group’s culture.

Hours: 5 am to 2 am

The Canyon

The Canyon is a new addition to Gardens by the Bay and features an extensive collection of sculptural rocks along a 400-meter (1310 feet) long dragon-shaped trail.

The Canyon has more than 60 unique ancient rocks from Shandong, China. 

In addition to the rocks, this space showcases a giant dragonfly, a metal dragon, and two Chinese totems.

Hours: 5 am to 2 am

World of Plants

As the name depicts, this space is an opportunity to learn about plants.

Here, the kids (and adults) can get answers to all the questions they may have — questions such as how pollination happens, how seeds get dispersed, how plants adapt, etc. 

Hours: 5 am to 2 am

Art Sculptures

Gardens by the Bay showcases more than 40 sculptures, which complement the rest of the landscaping in the Gardens. 

These sculptures are scattered all around the Gardens. 

We share below some of the most famous sculptures in Gardens by the Bay and where you can find them. 


It is a seven-ton massive, 9 meters (29 feet) long and 3m (10 feet) tall bronze sculpture.

The sculpture is a large reproduction of the artist’s son.

The statue seems to float when you first look at it. 

That’s because the artist has skillfully balanced its weight on the infant’s right hand.

Location: In front of The Meadow

The Pamela Hat

The Pamela Hat depicts the head of a woman wearing a 

wide-brimmed hat, which falls on her face. 

It is 4.9 meters (16 feet) tall sculpture made of aluminum.

Location: In front of The Meadow

Floral Clock

The Floral Clock at Gardens by the Bay blends timekeeping precision with botanical artistry.

Audemars Piguet designed this 7-meters (23 feet) wide sculpture of plants with colored foliage and flowers.

Location: Beside The Canopy

The Eagle has landed

This sculpture is made up of stained, polished Lychee wood.

At the bottom of the Eagle is a plain Lychee tree stump which acts as the base. 

Location: Flower Dome

The other famous sculptures in Gardens by the Bay are The Sea Shell, Ferns, Magnificent Bull, The Giant Snail, Ants On Trees, Dragonfly Riders, Diaspora, Guardian Lions, Moongate, etc. 

Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes

Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes, part of the Gardens by the Bay, represent the area’s fascinating aquatic ecosystem.

Besides being peaceful places to spend time, the lakes are a rich source of marine life. 

The 440 meters (1440 feet) long boardwalk along Dragonfly Lake is one of the best spots for photographs in the area. 

Hours: 5 am to 2 am
Tickets: Free entry

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Gardens by the Bay restaurants

There are plenty of food options at Gardens by the Bay.

Since there is so much to see and explore, visitors tend to get tired and opt for Gardens by the Bay dining.

The closest option is the Supertree Food Hall if you want something to eat after the Light and Sound show at night. 

Supertree Food Hall is a collection of seven mini restaurants serving Vietnamese, Hong Kong, Japanese, Indian, and Western delicacies. 

If you are looking for light eats and some beverages, opt for one of the Cafes from Café Aster, Café Crema, Children’s Garden Café, or the Conservatory Café.

A Halal-certified McDonald’s is also available with brilliant views of the SuperTree. 

For seafood, look at the Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant. 

For the location of the restaurants and cafes, check out this Gardens by the Bay map.

Gardens by the Bay Satay

Some visitors tend to go local and have Satay by the Bay.

Visit Satay by the Bay, a 1000-seater food court where you get to try Singaporean cuisine while taking in the salty aroma of the ocean.

Gardens by the Bay bar

Till April 2019, there was a bar in Gardens by the Bay. 

Indochine Supertree Bar and Restaurant, at the top of the tallest Supertree in Gardens by the Bay, closed after six years of operation. 

The space created by closing the bar will be used to build a new observation deck on the Supertree. 

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Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland

Christmas at Gardens by the Bay is a much sought-after event every year. 

The Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland, which usually starts on 30 Nov and goes on till 26 Dec, has something for everybody. 

More than 3 Million visitors participate in Singapore’s biggest Christmas celebration yearly. 


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