Flower Dome and Cloud Forest are the two cooled conservatories located inside ‘Gardens by the Bay’ which is a park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The conservatories are intended to be an energy efficient showcase of sustainable building technologies and to provide an all-weather edutainment space within the Gardens.

FLOWER DOME

eagles eye view of flower dome

The Flower Dome is the larger of the two, at 1.2 hectares (3.0 acres). It replicates cool dry conditions and features permanent displays of plants found in the Mediterranean and semi-arid tropical regions.

Eagle’s eye view of the conservatory

Trees of Flower dome - Singapore

The Dome has Gardens dedicated to each region of the world with a display of the native flora from that particular region.

Plants @ Flower dome - Singapore

 

CLOUD FOREST

Waterfall @ Cloud forest, Singapore
The Cloud Forest is slightly smaller at 0.8 hectares (2.0 acres). It replicates the cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions between 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level. It features a “Cloud Mountain”, accessible by an elevator, and we descended the mountain via a circular path. The highlight of the Cloud forest is a 35-metre (115 ft) waterfall which is also the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.

Waterfall @ Cloud forest, Singapore

Waterfall from top view @ could forest, SingaporeThe mist of the waterfall as seen from the top. The mist is what the plants in the Cloud Forest thrive on! High in tropical mountains, these plants would absorb the abundant rainfall, releasing the water gradually to create a constant, long-lasting supply for the land beneath them – supporting even more plants!

Cloud dome & Super tree @ Gardens by the Bay

Notice the outlines of the mountain and a waterfall in the Cloud forest dome?!



Dolphin Lagoon - Sentosa islandIf you are looking to visit Singapore do check out my Singapore guide which has a detailed break of the travel costs (in Indian rupees) and also has a list of attractions that you could plan and visit. Reading this guide will help you in planning your very own, personalized, private and one of its kind trip to Singapore!



Anoop Hullenahalli

An Electronics Engineer working on wireless embedded systems for a living. Traveling, photographing and sharing my experiences here at ANUBIMB helps me unwind and break the monotony of life.

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