It’s Sakura blooming season! Let’s take a walk at Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome to discover the Sakura Matsuri this month. Here are the 5 things you need to know before visiting Gardens by the bay with your family and friends.
1. Be enamoured with springtime blossoms and follow the adventures of Momotaro
The Sakura Matsuri floral display features over 500 cherry and peach blossom trees; including perennial favourites like the award-winning cherry blossom cultivar Prunus ‘Accolade’ with beautiful shell-pink blooms and the classic Prunus ‘Yedoensis’ with elegant white flowers.
Take photos with the Gardens’ Sakura Instagram filter and be surrounded by graceful falling sakura petals, just like in the movies! As you admire the blossoms, keep a lookout for Japanese folklore hero Momotaro and his three adorable animal friends.
2. Immerse in Japanese culture
Complementing the floral display are free cultural programmes like Japanese tea ceremonies, taiko drum performances and kendo demonstrations. There are also Experience Areas in Flower Dome where you can try out exciting Sony Playstation games or participate in a Danbo colouring workshop.
For fans of Japanese pop culture, a colourful weekend awaits at Anime Garden at The Meadow. With appearances by celebrity cosplayers, anisong concerts, J-pop performances, anime screenings and even fortune-telling, there’s something for everyone!
3. A unique Hanami Experience
Hop onto the Auto Rider which takes you from Bayfront Plaza to Flower Dome for the floral display. Don a yukata for that perfect photo amidst the cherry blossoms, then enjoy some Japanese snacks, green tea and sake tasting.
The Hanami Experience includes a two-way ride between Bayfront Plaza and Flower Dome on the Auto Rider, yukata rental, a hanami pack of sakura-flavoured snacks and green tea, and sakura sake tasting – all for just $20 per person.
4. Sakura Matsuri Giveaway (Starting from today till 15 March)
Singapore residents who have planned to visit Japan during sakura season but was disrupted by COVID-19? The Gardens is offering 500 Singapore residents to have a chance to visit Flower Dome for free during this period.
Share what your disrupted trip meant to you through the Gardens’ website to stand a chance to receive tickets to Flower Dome. What’s more, the three most compelling reasons enjoy a bonus “trip to Japan” right here in Singapore, which includes Flower Dome tickets to enjoy cherry blossoms and staycation packages at Pan Pacific Singapore.
Visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/sakura for information and to participate.
5. 50% off tickets and other promotions
Enjoy 50% discount on tickets to Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy and Supertree Observatory. This promotion is valid from 6 to 22 March for Singapore residents only.
Kids aged 12 years and below enjoy free admission to the above attractions. There’s also a host of discounts and offers at the Gardens’ retail and F&B outlets, plus free parking for up to four hours.