Return of Tulipmania

Tulipmania 2014

Bigger and better, Tulipmania is back by popular demand at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay till 4 May 2014. Be prepared to be wowed by 50,000 tulip bulbs of many varieties and myriad of colours directly from the Netherlands. Tulips are delicate plants that usually last for about a week after flowering, but their lifespan can stretch to about 10 to 12 days with the climate-controlled conditions at the Flower Dome.

Tulipmania 2014

Flown in directly from Netherlands, the tulip bulbs will spruce up the Flower Field housed within the Flower Dome.

Tulipmania 2014

With their beautiful bright cup or star-shaped blooms, it is no surprise that tulips have become a garden favourite and are widely cultivated. Tulips belong to the same family as lillies, and are relatives of the family that includes onions.

Tulipmania 2014

Inspired by Madurodam, the miniature replica model park in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this year’s display depicts scenes of Dutch canals, houses and windmills set amidst spectacular blooms of tulips and hyacinths.

Tulipmania 2014

Did you know? Hyacinth bulbs, as with other bulbs such as Tulips, Narcissus and Lilies are poisonous. They should be handled while wearing gloves to prevent skin irritation.

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

Tulipmania 2014

 Can you spot the beloved Dutch icon, Miffy?

Tulipmania 2014

Tulips are delicate plants that usually last for about a week after flowering, but their lifespan can stretch to about 10 to 12 days with the climate-controlled conditions at the Flower Dome.

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.

The wooden fence is being decorated with clogs (klompen); 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.

Take part in KLM Tulipmania Instagram contest to win attractive prizes, including trips to Amsterdam!

Immerse yourself in the beauty of these assorted tulip varieties. Tulipmania runs till 4 May. For limited time only, local senior citizens enjoy 50% off Flower Dome admission.

Local Resident Rate Admission

One Conservatories

Two Conservatories

Adult

$12

$20

Senior Citizen

$8

$15

Child

$8

$12

Standard Rate Admission

Two Conservatories

Adult

$28

Senior Citizen

$28

Child

$15

The Flower Dome is open daily from 9:00am – 9:00pm

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        1. I’m good! I think you should join in the photography contest too. I took tonnes of photos. One of the reasons I love about the gardens is the cool temperature especially knowing how humid and warm Singapore can be haha!

      1. I wish there will be another Tulipmania this year. I am so fascinated by these flowers. Really want to touch it physically, not only by touching your photos on my computer monitor… *grin #envy

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