From afar, Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is marked by towering vertical gardens that mimic mystical trees. But come closer, and you will realize that there’s so much more to this award-winning horticultural wonder that has caught the world’s attention.
If you’re planning to make a stop at Gardens by the Bay for the first time, read up on our ultimate Q&A guide that will help you make the best out of your visit!
Before You Go
When is the best time to visit Gardens by the Bay?
The Gardens are great to visit at any time of the year! Although Singapore has two monsoon seasons (December-March and June-September), the country enjoys a lot of sunlight throughout the year.
Now, you may have been told that the Gardens are best explored during the day, but if you come at night, there’s still so much to see! Watch the Gardens turn into a neon light paradise and marvel at the Supertrees as they illuminate the evening sky.
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily
*Peak hours: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, last ticket sales and admission at 8:00 PM
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily
*Last admission at 8:00 PM
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM daily
*Peak hours: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, last ticket sales and admission at 8:00 PM
5:00 AM – 2:00 AM daily
Far East Organization Children’s Gardens
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Tuesdays to Fridays (closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public Holiday)
*Last admission at 6:30 PM
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on weekends and public holidays
*Last admission at 8:30 PM
Is admission to the Gardens free?
While charges apply for some attractions such as the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the most part of the Gardens may be accessed for free:
-Supertree Grove (excluding the OCBC Skyway)
-Far East Organization Children’s Garden
-The art sculptures
-Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes
-Bay East Garden
I want to see everything that the Gardens has to offer. Where can I buy tickets?
As lines can get long on certain days, it would be best for you to book a ticket in advance online. Get your discounted ticket here now to save money and time:
You may also visit any of the three ticketing counters in the Gardens:
-The Canopy (fronting the entrance to Flower Dome)
-Bayfront Plaza & Floral Fantasy (right next to the exit of Bayfront MRT)
-Supertree Grove (limited to OCBC Skyway tickets only)
Do take note that admission rates vary for each attraction.
Standard Rate for Two Conservatories
Adult/Senior (≥60 years old): 28 SGD (20.5 USD)
Child (3-12 years old): 15 SGD (11 USD)
Adult/Senior: 20 SGD (15 USD)
Child: 12 SGD (9 USD)
Adult/Senior: 8 SGD (6 USD)
Child: 5 SGD (4 USD)
*Prices of tickets displayed above are the regular prices and standard exchange rates at the time of publishing. They are subject to change without prior notice.
Where is Gardens by the Bay located?
You can find Gardens by the Bay at 18 Marina Gardens Drive.
How do I get to Gardens by the Bay using public transport?
You can reach the Gardens by bus and MRT.
Via the Circle Line or Downtown Line
-Step down at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16).
-Take Exit B and pass through the underground linkway.
-Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.
Via the East-West Line
-Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15).
-Take Exit C and head towards bus stop no. 03223 located at International Plaza, Anson Road.
-Hop onto bus 400 and alight at bus stop no. 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive.
Can I go on foot?
Due to its proximity to Marina Bay Sands, you may take a leisurely walk from there to the Gardens. Simply walk across the overhead bridge (Lions Bridge) at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, or take the underground linkway via Bayfront MRT Station (Exit B).
You may also start your walk from the Helix Bridge heading towards the Art and Science Museum. Just follow the footpath going to the underside of the East Coast Parkway (ECP). It will lead you directly into Bay South Garden along the waterfront.
Exploring the Gardens
What are the attractions of Gardens by the Bay?
There are four main attractions within the Gardens:
The world’s largest glass greenhouse, the Flower Dome is home to nearly 30,000 plants of over 150 species displayed across nine stunning gardens inspired by five continents—Asia, Europe, South America, Australia, and Africa.
What to see: Flower Field Display, Olive Grove, Mediterranean Garden, Californian Garden, Australian Garden, South African Garden, South American Garden, Succulent Garden
At 35 meters, the jaw-dropping indoor waterfall in the Cloud Forest is among the tallest in the world! Here, you will also find orchids, ferns, and pitcher plants, as you descend the misty Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk.
What to see: Indoor waterfall, Cloud Walk, Secret Garden, Lost World, Treetop Walk, Crystal Mountain, Cloud Forest Gallery, Cloud Forest Theatre, Orchids Display
Supertree Grove and OCBC Skyway
Perhaps the most eye-catching attraction of Gardens by the Bay, the Supertree Grove is dotted with 12 of the Gardens’ 18 Supertrees. These iconic vertical gardens measure between 25 to 50 meters tall and are linked by a 22-meter high skyway. Stick around till evening for the enchanting light and sound display called Garden Rhapsody. The show takes place at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM all year round.
What to see: Garden Rhapsody
The Gardens stretch far beyond the cooled conservatories! Frolick under the sun, get in touch with nature outdoors and find something fascinating with every step you take!
World of Plants
What to see: Web of Life, Fruits and Flowers, Understorey, Secret Life of Trees, Discovery
What to see: Chinese Garden, Colonial Garden, Indian Garden, Malay Garden
Far East Organization Children’s Garden
What to see: Interactive playground facilities and water play features for kids
Where can I get a map of the Gardens?
You may download the official map of Gardens by the Bay here. Alternatively, you may download the Gardens’ official app for easy navigation, exclusive content, and interactive functions. And in case you’re wondering, the app is completely free!
Are audio guides available?
Yes, you may rent an audio guide at the Visitor Services Centre for 4.00 SGD (about 3.00 USD) per headset unit.
Food and Dining
Exploring the gardens made me hungry. Are there restaurants within Gardens by the Bay?
Foodies will be glad to know that the Gardens has something to offer to every palate. The restaurants and cafes are also insta-worthy, too!
This newly-opened cafe is located right next to Floral Fantasy. Stop by for flower-infused drinks and pastries. You can also purchase freshly-cut flowers here.
Take in the calming views of the Marina Bay waterfront, while enjoying a feast of Mediterranean flavors.
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
In the mood for seafood? This Chinese restaurant has a wide array of seafood dishes that will satisfy your cravings.
For those who have a sweet tooth, Bakerzin is the cafe to hit! Indulge in cakes, macarons, and other divine goodies right here.
Enjoy a cup of artisanal coffee paired with gourmet sandwiches in this Italian-Japanese cafe.
Satay by the Bay
Dine al fresco and taste the best Singaporean fare at Satay by the Bay.
Children’s Garden Cafe
Kids and kids at heart will love the yummy and energy-boosting Asian and Western meals of this casual cafe.
Boasting 17 premium flavors of ice cream, sumptuous snacks, and refreshing drinks, Conservatory Cafe is a great place to grab a bite while on the go.
Fast food fans will love the McDonald’s in the Gardens. This halal-certified branch also treats diners to a spectacular view of the Supertrees.
Supertree Food Hall
From exotic Indian flavors to delectable brunch favorites, the Supertree Food Hall has a diverse selection of mini restaurants that are sure to delight everyone.
Where can I buy Gardens by the Bay souvenirs?
There are four gift shops in the Gardens, where you can get all your souvenir shopping done:
-Arrival Gift Shop
-Floral Fantasy Gift Shop
-Canopy Gift Shop
-Conservatory Gift Shop
From books about gardening to trendy apparel to actual plants, the gift shops in the Gardens have a wide collection of unique items that you and your loved ones will surely treasure.
Other Things You Should Know
Where is the information center?
You will find two counters in the Gardens:
-Golden Garden (near the drop-off point)
-Floral Fantasy (next to the exit of Bayfront MRT)
The Visitor Service Centre, on the other hand, is located at The Canopy, opposite the main ticketing counter.
I brought kids along. What are their amenities for visitors with children?
Gardens by the Bay is an incredibly child-friendly site, so you need not worry about taking a trip here with your little ones. Strollers can be rented at the Information Counters and Visitor Service Centre for 2 SGD (1.50 USD) per day. There are also six nursing stations situated within the Gardens.
Are the elevated attractions wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the most part of the Gardens is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available for rent at 2 SGD (1.50 USD) per day at the Information Counters and at the Visitor Service Centre.
Do they have lockers, where I can leave my stuff as I explore the area?
You may rent an electronic locker for 16 hours at stations located in the Golden Garden, The Canopy, and Bayfront Plaza. Lockers come in different sizes and the prices range between 4 SGD (3 USD) to 10 SGD (7 USD).
I need cash. Where is the ATM located?
You can withdraw cash at the ATM situated at The Canopy.
Do they offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, the Gardens are equipped with Wi-Fi, but if you wish to stay connected for the entirety of your Singapore trip, it would be best for you to get a SIM Card that guarantees high-speed internet connection.
Contact Gardens by the Bay
Can’t find what you’re looking for in this blog post? You may reach out to Gardens by the Bay directly, and they’ll be happy to accommodate you and address your inquiries.