Photo: Gardens by the Bay

There is now no need to travel overseas to see the famous cherry blossom, with more than 20 varieties of the plant blooming here in Singapore.

The flowering cherry trees, or sakura, are part of the experimental floral display "Blossom Beats" at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.


Photo: Gardens by the Bay

About half of the trees have started to bloom, and the trees are expected to continue doing so over the next one to two weeks. Visitors can look forward to seeing varieties of blooms of a range of shades from white to pink.


Photo: Gardens by the Bay

In addition to cherry blossoms, peach blossoms are in bloom, too. One unusual variety on show is the Prunus Genpei Shidare which has both red and white flowers growing on the same plant.


Photo: Gardens by the Bay

The display is styled after a traditional Japanese garden, featuring Japanese elements such as a traditional torii gate and Japanese screens.

Visitors can check Gardens by the Bay's Facebook page for updates on the blooming. The floral display is expected to run until March 27.


Event details

WHERE: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

WHEN: March 11 to 27

ADMISSION: Admission charge to conservatories applies

INFO: Click here


(First published in The Straits Times.)