The Flower Dome was awarded last 2015 for being the largest greenhouse in the world by the Guinness World Records. Singapore’s tourist destination is made up of different plants and flowers of species from areas all around the world. The Flower Dome is a developed conservatory that beautifully displays small gardens from South Africa, South America, Mediterranean, California and Australia. The Flower Dome also has an olive grove, a flower field and a succulent garden. There you can also find the Baobabs which is actually the largest tree you can find in the Flower Dome. It is a greenhouse is stretched to 1.2 hectares and has an open space of 1,300 square-meter big and it can accommodate around a thousand people for events and parties.
Some fun facts of the Flower Dome
A fun fact about the Flower Dome is that it has 3,332 glass panels in different kinds of sizes and shapes that was used to cover the 16,000 square meter surface area of the dome. The panels are in different forms and spectrally selective glass that it looks like a giant Jigsaw Puzzle. The dome is like 2.2 football fields that are beside each other and the largest football field is 75 meters long and 110 meters wide. Inside the Flower Dome, it’s actually around 60 percent to 80 percent in humidity and around 23 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. The Flower Dome maintains is cool temperature as air is cooled at the bottom occupied areas through cooled water pipes in ground slabs and the warm air is vented out at the top as warm air always rises.
Information you need to know about the Flower Dome
The Flower Dome is open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM with last ticket sale and last admission at 8 PM. The peak hours are starting from 4 PM to 7 PM daily and longer waiting time should be expected. The recommended duration for visiting the One Conservatory is for 1 hour but you are definitely free to stay as long as you like until 9 PM.
The standard entrance fee rate for tourists is $28 for adults and children ages 3-12 years old is $15. For residents in Singapore, the price for adults is $20, children from 3-12 years old are $12 and for senior citizens who’s ages are 60 years old or more, the entrance fee is %15.
You can actually find a huge indoor waterfall inside the Flower Dome and take photos from the middle-level floor of the waterfall. There are so many flowers and plants inside the Flower Dome and it is really amazing to look at while being educational at the same time as you can see different species of plants from all around the world. Fascinate yourself by watching the Venus Flytrap catch a fly! Educate yourself as you stroll around the dome in awe looking at the Mediterranean Basin, walking down to the South West Australian garden, moving to the South Africa’s garden, watching some beautiful flowers in the Central Chile garden and lastly the California garden. Allow yourself to discover amazing kinds of plants and flowers that you never knew existed. Observe how each plant is different from each other and educate yourself as you look at the different kinds of plants that grows in each area of the world, learn new cultures about them too.
Here are some tips you’d need when visiting the Flower Dome
- But your tickets online to save yourself from dedicating 1-2 hours of waiting time.
- Spend at least half a day visiting the Flower Dome’s beautiful and festive colors because the flowers’ colors can actually mesmerize you.
- Take a light hoodie, sweater or a cardigan with you when going inside the Flower Dome since it has a special cool temperature that needs to be maintained for the preservation of the species inside the Flower Dome.
- When you’re going to the Flower Dome, the most common modes of transportation are busses and taxis but if you’re taking a taxi, make sure to check the color of the vehicle because the prices differs.
- When you’re into photography and use professional cameras, be sure to use an anti-fog spray because the sudden cool to warm or warm to cool temperature changes in the Flower Dome might cause your camera lenses to fog up and might ruin your shots inside the dome. It’s better to be prepared.
- When you’re using your phone’s cameras, be sure to bring a smooth cloth for you to wipe your camera lenses easily and not scratch your lenses. Also, have your phone’s storage ready because when you’re inside, you will definitely be taking a lot of photos of the different kinds of plants and flowers. Keep the storage ready because you would not want to miss Instagramable shots.
- Leave nothing but photos and memories. The Flower Dome is amazing and beautiful and it would be nice to keep them that way. This means you need to be mindful of your surroundings and be sure not to leave trash around and not to touch the plants hard enough to actually destroy them. Plants can be sensitive too and it’s easy for people to squish them or destroy them so please follow the walkways and not ruin the plants.
Flower Dome is a must-visit in Singapore especially when you love to look at flowers and plants from all around the world.