Rose Romance in Singapore
The Flower Dome at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay is the largest glass greenhouse in the world, and right now it's full of roses.
To step inside the vast, curved glass Flower Dome is to enter a world of perpetual Spring. Showcasing exotic plants from five continents displayed in nine different Gardens, you can wonder through an ancient olive grove, get up close to towering African Boabab trees and venture into the desert to discover Wooly Cactus and sculptural Blue Agave plants.
In the centre of all these gardens is a Flower Field, which this month has been transformed into a headily scented European rose garden. The Field is famous for its themed installations and this romantic celebration of roses joins other crowd pleasers such as Tulipmania and Orchid Extravaganza. Forty different varieties, ranging from the deep pink Princess Anne to the tea-scented Lady of Shalott, trail down elegant trellises and arches and florish amidst magnifcient 'ruins'. There is even a rose covered recreation of Juliet's balcony.
Next July, Gardens by the Bay will be hosting the Signapore Garden Festival, the 'Chelsea' of Asia. We are offering three programmes, all of which start at this unmissable show and then travel on to extraordinary destinations in Malaysia, Borneo or Vietnam. Find out more here