Autumn Harvest at Flower Dome

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We were invited to Gardens By the Bay’s Β (GBTB) Autumn Harvest. Pumpkins were strewn everywhere, in all shapes and sizes. Love the spread of orange and yellow hue through Flower Dome.

 

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What comes to mind when we think of Pumpkins?

Halloween? Pumpkin soup (ε—η“œ)?

Or perhaps the mice which can turn into a Pumpkin carriage in Cinderella?

Look at the Golden Harvest, I am curious where did GBTB flew in so many varieties of Pumpkins! GBTB brochure highlighted “Season of Abundance”.

Take a closer look, some of the pumpkins have painted faces haha, quite adorable too πŸ™‚

We got to know that Pumpkins originated from Greek, and it meant Large Melon. A special breed “Atlantic Giant” can weigh 1 ton!

(L) Jack and the beanstalk folk tale and (R) a busy elf crafting a pumpkin house

 

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, you will not miss this huge 6m tall fruity statue. Very creative vegetable and fruit giant, how many fruits can you identify?

 

These Pumpkins and scarecrows definitely look spooky, especially in the evenings. Spotted some psycho Joker face too! I guess they will be recycled for Halloween haha πŸ™‚

 

 

Besides visiting the Pumpkin harvesting in Flower Dome, we got an opportunity to design some Pumpkins too.

Pumpkins need not be Orange in colour (haha), and kids were invited to stretch their imagination. Did I mention these pumpkins are heavy, easily 3 to 4 kg.

Who say Pumpkins must have two eyes :p
The boys’ green “Monster Inc” inspired pumpkins, I suggested adding some spider legs too. It comes with a headset for some pumped-up music juice too.

Pumpkin infused arts and craft. Families had Fun decorating the melons, we got some creative inputs from Elves too haha (IG @ThePartyElves)

I was half expecting some Pumpkin ingredients in our refreshment :p

 

Presenting SengkangBabies Pumpkins, we did not bring the pumpkins home. We found a delightful video Pumpkin fertilisation and harvesting too, YouTube link.

 

Besides Autumn Harvest, Flower Dome never fails to amaze us, love the other flowers and decorations too.Β 

If you are a fan of Autumn (sorry no Maple leaves yet), or Pumpkins, do pop by Flower Dome soon. “Autumn Harvest” display will end on 29 Oct 2017.

 

Do follow Gardens by The Bay website, Facebook and Instagram for the latest update. You can expect the beautiful Mid-Autumn lanterns to shine again from 22 Sep.

Do pop by our Gardens By The Bay outingsΒ here.

Sakura Blossom Bliss at Gardens by the Bay

White, Pink, Red, Yellow, these Sakura Blossom all look stunning πŸ™‚
Gardens By The Bay’s latest campaign Blossom Bliss has brought Sakuras (樱花) to humid Singapore!

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Sakuras in Full Bloom, but do hurry as the flowers will wilt away by 24th Mar.
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No bad shots. Just aim in any direction, capture some bokeh effect and the Sakuras just pop! I would recommend morning Sun for the dreamy effect.

The bokeh effect, either front or back seems to pull us into the beautiful Sakura domain.

Go low and shoot skyward with the dome (and blue sky overhead) for that dreamy effect (sun rays). Personally, I would recommend viewing the Sakuras in the day rather than night.

Everyone is eager to snap a Sakura memory, it would be a challenge to avoid photo bombers πŸ™‚

Take a Sakura shot with the Japanese style bridge or pavilion, or even cosplayer, it does add another dimension of “Feel”.

Gardens by The Bay’s (GBTB) Sakura Blossom Bliss is unique and sensational in an unique way because so many variety of Sakuras have been brought under one roof (I meant Dome). Although we cannot Hanami (picnic under the blooms), the picturesque landscape does make our hearts flutter and camera clicks.


This pink variety does looks a bit like Chrysanthemum.

I got one recommendation for GBTB, do introduce some man-made breeze, let the Sakura branches sway and petals fall. It would be such a romantic sight.

Even the buds look so pretty.

Do book your tickets online to avoid the crowds, and be prepared for long queues at carparks, and entry to Flower Dome. More updates about Sakura Blossom Bliss can be found on Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) Website, Facebook and Instagram.

Click to visit GBTB’s first season of Cherry Blossoms in 2016 here. We have uploaded more photos on our Fanpage album.

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While you are exploring Gardens By The Bay, do capture some Dinosaurs with Children’s Festival’s Dye-Nosaur Gardens. Huge Dinosaurs are roaming on the grounds of Gardens by the Bay!

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn and Tribal Tempo (Africa)

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We are not in a zoo, but Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) had been run over by African animals πŸ™‚
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Tribal Tempo, Flower Dome’s first African-themed flower display, is in town till 30 Oct. This event also coincide with Mid autumn activities around GBTB (ending 18 Sep).
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At the entrance, Giraffes and jeop are camouflaged in the safari.
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What other animals can you spot πŸ™‚
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Flower bed blooming after the spring rain. This is the center piece of Tribal Tempo, we love the colourful carpet of flowers.

Desert is not always dry and cold, there is spring and rain too.
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Waterfall at the flowerbed, Simba? We heard the waterfall is inspired by the real one in Northern Cape.
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Exotic flowers, all the way from Africa πŸ™‚
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“King Protea” on the left is South Africa’s National flower.
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No need to know the names, these daisies are absolutely stunning, look at the delicate and pretty petals πŸ™‚
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Some caveman scribbings spotted too πŸ™‚
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Aloe Vera relatives?
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Flowers and decorations from the fringe. These are not the real exhbits but I always find them fascinating (similar to the role of a supporting actor or actress), love at the creepers going up the hydrant.
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Many more lions dot the exit of Flower Dome.
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Seafood dinner at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant, love the fried crispy bass and Kopi (coffee) crab. We heard the Kopi crab is a signature dish.
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After dinner, it was time to explore the lanterns around Gardens by the Bay. Do take note mid-autumn festival light up (and lanterns) will end on 18th Sep.
If time permits, do visit “RON ARAD’S 720Β°” at the meadows too.
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Lanterns Big and Small.
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Luminious and attractive lighting and lanterns line SuperTree Grove.
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Stories from folk tales are animated over huge lanterns, Chang Er and her bunnies πŸ™‚
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Wish to see more lanterns, climb up OCBC Skywalk for a top-down view. Garden Rhapsody played γ€Šε€œζ₯香》, γ€Šη”œθœœθœœγ€‹οΌŒ’Bengawan Solo’, ‘Dayung Sampan’, ‘Sukiyaki’, and ‘Singapura, Oh Singapura’!

Super melodious, and everyone was mesmerised!
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Plenty of activities and food to keep everyone happy πŸ™‚
Boon Xin crafted her own rabbit.
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As we are FOG (Friends of the Gardens) members, we always enjoy discounts and promotions at Gardens by the Bay. The quarterly Flower Dome change-of-theme is worth the membership fees πŸ™‚
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Queues are expected over the last weekend for Gardens by the Bay Mid autumn displays, do buy your tickets online. Do ensure your driving route is not affected by F1 road closures.

Do get the latest updates about Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) from their website and Facebook. Signup as a member to enjoy more benefits.

You can visit our Gardens by the Bay activities here -> link
We have uploaded more photos on our Fanbapge album.