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Gardens by the Bay – tickets, prices, light show, timings, Flower Dome

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

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

In this article, we explain everything you need to know before you visit Gardens by the Bay.

1. Opening hours
2. How to reach
3. Best time to visit
4. Tour duration
5. Light & Sound show
6. Buy Tickets
7. What to see
8. Download Map
9. Restaurants
10. Christmas Wonderland

Gardens by the Bay opening hours

Gardens by the Bay is made up of numerous attractions, and some of these have different opening and closing time. 

Gardens by the Bay timings 

Gardens by the Bay’s most popular attractions Flower Dome and Cloud Forest are open every day from 9 am to 9 pm. 

The last admission is at 8 pm. 

OCBC Skyway and Floral Fantasy also follow the same opening and closing time. 

Far East organization children’s garden timings

This Children’s Garden in Gardens of the Bay Singapore has different opening and closing times. 

Tuesdays to Fridays

Hours: 10 am to 7 pm
Last admission at 6.30 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm
Last admission at 8.30 pm

This children’s garden remains closed on Mondays. If a Monday ends up being a public holiday, the children’s garden is closed on the following Tuesday as well.

Opening hours of outdoor gardens

Outdoor gardens are all the Gardens by the Bay attractions you can explore without an entry ticket. 

These attractions include Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove, Sun Pavillion, Heritage Gardens, World of Plants, Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes. 

They are open every day of the year, from 5 am to 2 am the next day. 

When is Flower Dome closed?

The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay closes for maintenance on a few days, every year. 

In 2019, the dates are 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 4 Nov, and 10 Dec.

In 2020, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay will remain closed for visitors on 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 19 May, 16 Jun, 14 Jul, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, and 15 Dec.

When is Cloud Forest closed?

In 2019 the Cloud Forest is scheduled for a maintenance closure on 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 5 Nov, and 9 Dec.

In 2020, the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay will remain closed for tourists on 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 18 May, 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, and 14 Dec.


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How to go to Gardens by the Bay

This section details the location of Gardens by the Bay and how to reach the attraction. 

Where is Gardens by the Bay 

It is a combination of 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 the Bay Singapore consists of three waterfront gardens – Bay East, Bay Central and Bay South.

Location and layout of Gardens by the Bay
Image: Gardensbythebay.com.sg

Bay East Garden is frequented by the locals (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 is continuing. 

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

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

Gardens by the Bay by MRT

MRT is the cheapest and convenient way to reach 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 (also known as the Yellow Line) or Downtown Line (also known as 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’ walk 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 the Bus Stop No. 03371 (Gardens by the Bay) on Marina Gardens Drive.

Gardens by the Bay parking

It is straightforward to drive to Gardens by the Bay – follow the Google Map’s directions here

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

NameTypeTimingSpots
Main EntranceCovered5 am to 2 am420
The MeadowOpen-air5 am to 2 am284
Bayfront PlazaOpen-air5 am to 2 am172
Satay by the BayOpen-air24 hrs176
Bay East GardenOpen-air5 am to 12 am234

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

Parking Rates

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

Motorcycles pay S$ 1.20 per entry. 


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Best time to visit Gardens by the Bay

The best time to visit Gardens by the Bay depends on what you expect from your visit. 

Let us explain that in a little more detail – 

Best time to avoid the crowd

If you want to avoid the crowd, and explore Gardens by the Bay in solitude plan your visit on weekdays. Especially from 9 am to 4 pm. 

If you can only visit on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, be at the entrance before 4 pm because after that 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 even 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 –

1. 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 step out around 7 pm and explore 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. 

2. 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 rest of the gardens.

With the best of natural light and no crowd, you get to see the colorful extravaganza at their 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 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 ticket, your evening entry will be free.

Seasoned tourists think this is the best itinerary to explore Gardens by the Bay Singapore. 

Best time to see Cloud Forest misting

When the plants at Cloud Forest dome get ‘watered,’ a massive mist engulfs the whole dome.

This misting happens every two hours from 10 am to 8 pm.

The Cloud Forest misting times are 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 of time and get to the highest level of the Dome (7th level).

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


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How long do Gardens by the Bay take?

There is a lot to see and do at Gardens by the Bay and the amount of time you need to explore it depends on your itinerary. 

If you are short of time, you can explore the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove, OCBC Skyway, and enjoy the light and sound show Garden Rhapsody in about four hours. 

However, for a better experience at Gardens by the Bay, we recommend at least six hours. 

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

ExhibitTime taken
Flower Dome1.5 hrs
Cloud Forest Dome1.5 hrs
Rest of the Gardens2 hrs
Supertrees + OCBC Skyway.5 hrs
Garden Rhapsody.5 hrs

Note: If you are visiting 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 at Supertrees
Image: Gardensbythebay.com.sg

The official name of the light and sound show at Gardens by the Bay is ‘Garden Rhapsody.’

Many tourists also refer to it as the ‘Gardens by the Bay show.’ 

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

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

Gardens by the Bay show time

To enjoy this Gardens by the Bay light and Sound show, you need to be at the SuperTree Grove by 7.40 pm. 

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

The first light and sound show starts at 7.45 and lasts 15 minutes. 

The second Garden Rhapsody show is also for the same duration and starts at 8.45 pm. 


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Gardens by the Bay tickets

Gardens by the Bay has many attractions. 

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

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

1. Gardens by the Bay cheap 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 entrance of Gardens by the Bay and walk-in.

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

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

With this ticket, you can’t go up the OCBC Skyway, which is an observation deck/bridge amongst the Supertrees. 

Since this is an open date ticket, it is valid for three months from the date of the visit mentioned while booking.  

Garden by the Bay ticket price

Adult ticket (13+ years): S$ 23
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$ 14

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2. Gardens by the Bay + OCBC Skyway

This is the all-access Gardens by the Bay ticket because it gets you access to everything there is to see – Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway and all the other gardens.

It is also an open date ticket.

You must redeem your tickets at Red Dot Design Museum before heading down to Gardens by the Bay Singapore.

The Museum is just a five minutes’ walk from the Gardens. Get Directions

Gardens by the Bay price

Adult ticket (13+ years): S$ 30
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$ 15

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3. Gardens by the Bay + OCBC Skyway + Singapore Flyer

This Gardens by the Bay combo ticket is also popular with the tourists. 

Because of the short distance between the Gardens and the Singapore Flyer (1 Km/0.6 Mile), it is easy to explore both the attractions on the same day. 

If you plan to visit both Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Flyer, this combo ticket can help you save approximately S$ 10 per person.

Adult ticket for Singapore Flyer: S$ 33
Adult ticket for Gardens by the Bay: S$ 30

Total cost if bought individually: S$ 63

However, price of this combo ticket is –

Adult ticket (13+ years): S$ 52
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): S$ 34

Buy This Ticket


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Gardens by the Bay attractions

The Gardens by the Bay has 20+ unique attractions for its visitors to enjoy. 

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

We detail the must see attractions below –

1. Gardens by the Bay 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 different 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

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Tickets: This is a paid entry. Tickets for an adult (13+ years) costs S$ 23 and a child (3-12 years old) ticket costs S$14. This Gardens by the Bay ticket also gets you acesss to the Cloud Forest. Buy Now

2. Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest is yet 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 starting from those found in tropical highlands to those found 2,000-metres 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. 

The Cloud Forest misting times are: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm.

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

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Tickets: To get inside Cloud Forest, you must buy tickets. For a 13+ years adult, it costs S$ 23 and kids between 3 to 12 years pay S$14. This ticket gets you access to the Flower Dome as well. Buy Now

3. Gardens by the Bay Supertree

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

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

Gardens by the Bay has a total of 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, which provide shade during daytime and at night turn into the centerpiece of the light and sound show. 

Hours: 5 am to 2 am 
Tickets: Free entry

4. OCBC Skyway 

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

This attraction in Supertree Grove is also referred to as 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 an average, one out of five tourists opt to go up the OCBC Skyway. 

If you also want to experience the Skyway, you must buy the Gardens by the Bay + OCBC Skyway tickets. 

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Tickets: If you decide to buy it at the venue, here is the price you will pay over and above your Gardens by the Bay entry ticket – 

Adult (13 to 59 years): S$ 8
Senior (60 years old): S$ 8
Child (3-12 years old): S$ 5

It works out cheaper if you club OCBC Skyway tickets with your regular Gardens by the Bay entry ticket and buy them online. Buy Now

5. Gardens by the Bay 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. 

With play equipment, such as sway bridge, stepping springs, etc. it holds the attention of the kids. 

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

Water Play Area

This aquatic set up ends up being the favorite of all kids because it allows them to splash around 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. 

Amphitheatre

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 Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9 am to 9 pm

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

Tickets: Free entry

6. Floral Fantasy

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

At Floral Fantasy, flowers, artistry, and technology come together to create a mesmerizing experience for the 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 precautionary measure, all visitors must be at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) or taller to take the 4D ride. 

Hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Ticket price

Adult (13+ years): S$ 20
Child (3 to 12 years): S$ 12

Buy Tickets

7. Other outdoor Gardens

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

Each of these gardens have a theme.

Sun Pavillion

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

More than 1,000 desert plants from 100 different 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 get away from the crowd. 

This peaceful lush green enclosure is a quick walk from the 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 – and each tells the story of how intricately some of the plants remain linked to the culture of the group.

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 brought from Shandong, China. 

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

Hours: 5 am to 2 am

World of Plants

As a name depicts this space is an opportunity to find out everything about plants. 

In 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

8. Art Sculptures

Gardens by the Bay showcases more than 40 sculptures, which complement 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. 

Planet

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

The sculpture is an oversized reproduction of the artist’s son.

When you first look at the sculpture, it seems as if it is floating in the air. 

That’s because the artist has skilfully 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 a 4.9 meters (16 feet) tall sculpture made of aluminium. 

Location: In front of The Meadow

Floral Clock

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

Designed by Audemars Piguet, this 7-meters (23 feet) wide sculpture is made up 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. 

9. Dragonfly & Kingfisher lakes

Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes, which are part of the Gardens by the Bay, are true representatives of the area’s fascinating aquatic ecosystem.

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

The 440 meters (1440 feet) long boardwalk along the 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 map

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

Since it is so big, it is best if you scan Gardens by the Bay’s map before you visit the tourist spot. 

It will help you plan your itinerary and your dining spots. 

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

We recommend you take a print out of this map or better still bookmark this page, to reach this map later. 

>> Download map of Gardens by the Bay


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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.

If you are looking for something to eat after the Light and Sound show at night, the closest option is the Supertree Food Hall. 

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 beverage opt for one of the Cafes from among 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 no further than the Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant. 

For 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. Book Now

Gardens by the Bay bar

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

Indochine Supertree Bar and restaurant, which was 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 starts on 30 Nov 2019 and goes on till 26 Dec 2019 has something for everybody. 

More than 3 Million visitors take part in Singapore’s biggest Christmas celebration every year. 

Popular attractions in Singapore

# Singapore Cable Car
# Singapore Zoo
# Singapore Night Safari
# Singapore River Safari
# Christmas Wonderland

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