Autumn Harvest at Gardens by the Bay

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It is Pumpkin Mania at The Autumn Harvest floral display! The Flower Dome turned into sea of orange with more than 2000 pumpkins of different shapes and sizes on display.

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Did you know that the word “pumpkin” showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella? It is often associated with the carriage made for Cinderella by her Fairy Godmother so she can attend the ball.

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The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’. I always thought that pumpkin always comes with orange colour but apparently not. If you are wondering if these pumpkins on display are real, the answer is yes!

Pumpkin; a fruit or a vegetable?

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Technically, pumpkins are a fruit (as they contain seeds) but when it comes to cooking, many referred it as vegetable.

Specially home grown Atlantic Giant pumpkins

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Growing giant pumpkins is no easy feat, and all growers agree that good seed, good soil and good luck are a must. This is the first time that pumpkins grown at the Gardens by the Bay are on display.

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Pumpkins take on yet another twist in the mini Halloween exhibit, where myriad carved and decorated versions celebrate the most anticipated festival of fall.

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Taking the center stage is the 7.3m-tall “giant” made out of supersized faux fruit and vegetables. Looks familiar? This is inspired by the Renaissance artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo famous for its surrealist portraits using objects such as fruits and vegetables.

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There are more than 10 varieties of special pumpkins to see such the pristine white “Polar Bear”, the pretty striped “Pump-Ke-Mon” and the bizarre-looking “Red Warty Thing”. These were bought from a grower in California in the United States.

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Pumpkins Lantern.

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Autumn Harvest Floral Display
Now on till 29 October 2017
Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Purchase your tickets here!

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore | lonelytravelog.com

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