Large flower domes

This is part of the series we started around sharing beautiful sites of our beloved Singapore. In an earlier post, we introduced the gardens by the bay. Then we sort of got sidetracked. Because there is just so much to share – that even our Holland series took like 2 months to complete. Schizo we are in a way, as we haphazardly post stories from all around.

Well for this post, we focus more on the large domes that are a central feature at the gardens. These large green houses are home to plant species that would not normally thrive in Singapore’s hot and humid climate.


The flower dome in particular houses a great many species from the temperate regions of the world, specifically from California, Italy etc. The cloud dome on the other hand focuses on the tropical plants of the highlands. Yes, the tropics do have mountain ranges too. We recalled that during the 2 years prior to the domes being ready, many of these trees were already stored beneath the highways, behind barbed wire of course!

Sure this part of the gardens is not free. But to complete the entire experience, take some time to explore both domes. Find out more about these domes here if it helps you decide!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

21 thoughts on “Large flower domes”

  1. We’ve been into the flower dome because every single time we are at the gardens, our dogs are with us. And dogs are not permitted in the dome. 😦 But oh, it’s beautifully done up for Christmas! I intend to go!

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  2. I’d love to visit the garden on our next stop over in Changi. Perhaps visit the too now that I have a little one. Last year we didn’t make it. We’re exhausted from chasing our toddler 😀

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  3. The architecture was truly spectacular but I found the flora in the domes a bit disappointing. Maybe my expectation was too great. I actually enjoyed just being amidst the supertrees which were quite stunning. I hope they will improve the flora in the domes in the future.

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    1. You could be right. The dome seems a little “empty”…but guess it was a calculated decision to “stock” certain species of trees. Well, it is small afterall, so perhaps limited!

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  4. Reminds me of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. I don’t have any photos from our visit several years ago but it’s a series of domes in a disused quarry looking like something you’d see in a science fiction movie. It was a great place to see plants in their natural habitat we don’t have in the uk such as in the rainforest dome or the desert dome.

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