Tulipmania! at Gardens by the Bay


Tulips are among the most beloved spring flowers. You don’t have to travel all the way to Netherlands to enjoy the flower fields of tulips. From now till 20th May, experience the glory of a Dutch spring with Tulipmania at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, you can now experience 20,000 tulips in a vibrant range of colours, the largest tulip-themed display ever to be held in Singapore. Netherlands produce more than 3 billion tulips a year, making them the world’s main producer of tulips in the world.

Flower Dome

The roof shades has been activated due to the excessive sunlight. The Flower Dome has the ability to control the climate and humidity levels which allows to double the lifespan of the tulips to about 10 to 12 days for the duration of Tulipmania.


The term “Tulip mania” started way back during the Dutch golden age when the bulbs were traded on local market exchanges. People traded everything for these bulbs. They never intended to plant the bulbs but purchased with the intention of selling them again for a higher price.


The windmill complementing the flower display. The flower field look stunning from afar with the wide array of eye-catching colors.

TulipmHave you ever wonder how the name “Tulip” derived? It was actually from the shape of the flower that resembled the turban of the Sultan of Ottoman Empire. It was known as “Tulipan” in Europe, which then led to the English name “Tulip”


Tulips of different colours carry different meanings. For instance, Red: Declaration of love. Yellow: Sunshine in your smile. White: Purify and forgiveness. Purple: Royalty and wealth.


Tulips bloom during the months of November to May.

Windmill and clog are often associated with Netherlands.


The clogs (klompen) are practical part of Dutch heritage and are even still worn in rural parts of the country today. It can be quite a job to hand-carve an identical pair of wooden shoes.

Unlike other flowers, Tulips can grow up to an inch a day even after being cut. The stem grows upwards while the bulb responds and grows towards the light.


The entire tulip fields produce a sweet and light scent which add a lovely aroma to the Flower Dome.


Enjoy the sight and smell of the freshly bloomed tulips at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay which is on-going till 20 May 2013. During Tulipmania, single conservatory resident tickets will be on sale for $10.

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  1. Love tulips. I visited the Netherlands many years ago and it is still one of the most beautiful places I have been. Thank you for sharing your photographic visions.

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