Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay

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Tulips are the one and only reason for us to visit Gardens by the Bay (GBTB)’s Flower Dome (read our Tulips plantation in 2013).

And now KLM is giving you another adorable reason to visit the Tulips. Miffy !

Tulipmania runs from 14Apr to 04May, and we suspect Tulips and Miffy will be on everyone’s lip πŸ™‚

First, the media group got a chance to pluck their tulips into their planters. Does not matter if our Tulips is not sited perfectly, kids had fun digging the compost.
Planting Tulips in Singapore

(Image credit Juliana)

The planters will then be laid out onto Flower Dome’s flower bed.
Three little divas (from L to R), SengkangBabies, InTheWeeHours and Cheekiemonkies.

Kids believe their efforts will transform Flower Dome into this splendid Tulips field.

(image credit GBTB)

Daddy only told them a bunny will be hopping by, but they are amazed at the giant but friendly Miffy. Smiles and sometimes shrieks follow Miffy, she is one popular Bunny!

It was so sweet when we witness some kiddos giving Miffy a tight HUG πŸ™‚

Crowds swarm Miffy with request for photos, selfies, but a pity the KLM female staff needs to be in every picture. (KLM is sponsor, and they flew Miffy to SG in style)

Miffy is everywhere, Big and Small, come catch him again on the 20th and 26th.
We have to thanks our sponsors for the cute KLM-uniform mini Miffy too.
Miffy schedule

Even Daddy adults are impressed.

The ground might look a little barren now, but we are anticipating Netherlands’ famous bloom next week.
Remember the giant clogs and windmill, they will be back.

Video : Tulips splendor (akang datang)

You might recogonise some Holland landscaping in the background. GBTB hopes to replicate some “Madurodam” magic in Singapore (something like our Taiwan 小人国)

(Image credit GBTB)

On our way to a higher vantage point, we came across a unique Rose, this one belongs in the desert.

Flower bed looks marvelous from any angle, we cannot wait for the tulips to bloom.

*hint hint* It is rumoured that the Tulips field will experience full bloom on 14th and 16th, but please double check with Gardens by the Bay Fanpage before popping by.

We bid Miffy a reluctant Tot Ziens (goodbye!)

The latest Tulips update can be found on Garden by the Bay (GBTB) Website and Fanpage.

Pop by our 2013 Tulip experience, or catch more tulip photos on our Fanpage.

If you have a Instagram account :
– hashtag #ilovetulipmania (official), or #tulipmania for more tulips
– follow @Gardensbythebay

KLM Sponsor tulips for Singapore
(image credit KLM Singapore)

Other Fun tulips stuffs :
– Tulipmania will blossom at Flower Dome from 14Apr to 04May, from 9am to 9pm
– Miffy will pop by again on 20Apr (Easter Egg Hunt, pre-registration required) and 26Apr (timings published here)
– KLM’s Fanpage will be running a contest from Friday (11Apr) onwards, stand to win Miffy souvenirs and Tulipmania tickets
– bring the grandparents along too, as senior citizens enjoy 50% discount Flower Dome admission ($4 only) during Tulipmania period (Cloud Forest no discount)
Canon Tulip photography competition

Thank you Gardens by the Bay for the Fun planting experience !
Read all about SengkangBabies’ Gardens by the Bay stories here.

Tulips in Tropical Singapore !

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Thanks to KLM, 20 000 Tulip Bulbs (郁金香) have been air-flown all the way from Holland. Tulips, Windmill and clogs remind us of Holland.

You do not need to fly 12 hours to visit your favourite blooms. From 29th April to 20th May, Gardens By The Bay (GBTB)’s colourful TulipMania will amaze you.

We were invited to do some gardening, and Boon Yee still does not know his hands will get dirty.

Before we start, we need to attend Tulips 101 crash course.

Hundreds of boxes, the content does not look anything like Tulips yet, but we know something magical awaits in a few days.

We had students from Temasek JC to cultivate the field with us.

In case we forget the colours, there is actually a Tulips masterplan.

We heard there is a time-lapse camera capturing the budding Tulips. Daddy cannot wait to see the Tulips explode into colours.

Once the Tulips start blooming, we might see something like this? You can expect Windmills and clogs in the Gardens !

Flower Dome was closed to accommodate the makeover. We saw professional gardeners spruce and prune, skillfully decorating Tall Vases in under 30 mins !

Boon Yee must be the youngest Gardener on that day πŸ™‚

YES, we need to get our hands dirty, but no one is complaining πŸ™‚

It was a new experience for us, how many will get a chance to do gardening in the Flower Dome? Thank you Ferne for the father son photos πŸ™‚

While we are taking a break, we admire the eggs and bunny from Easter.

After today, we appreciate the efforts and hardwork needed to change FlowerBed every season. It still feels weird to talk about four seasons in humid Singapore.

Video : Hardworking Volunteers planting Tulips

Now, we just have to wait. Make a date, 29th April.

We would like to thanks Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) for the invite, both Daddy and Yi had a memorable outing. Check out the photos of us perspiring on the Flower field πŸ™‚

As May12 is Mother’s day, a series of events are cater with Mums in mind.

More about GBTB and Tulips here :

Win tickets to GBTB (ends 28th Apr)
Gardens Fanpage
– more about Flower Dome
Satay by the Bay (F&B)
– Gardens by the Bay official opening (includes link to Cloud Forest)