My favourite floral display, Sakura Matsuri is back at Gardens by the Bay! This year’s cherry blossom festival showcases an elegant landscape more reminiscent than ever before of the Land of the Rising Sun. With more than 30 varieties of cherry blossoms to see, you can experience Sakura season in Singapore!
Over 400 sakura trees made up the Sakura Matsuri floral display! These trees produce an assortment of cherry blossoms including those with simple five-petal blossoms, fuller blossoms known as double blossom sakuras as well as flowers of varying sizes and shades of pink.
‘Fukubana’ cherry trees. ‘Fukubana’ features tiny, flowers in palest pink with delicately fringed petals.
Cherry Blossom at Gardens by the Bay.
If you have been to Kyoto, Torii gates typically mark the entrance to Shintō shrines.
Walk through the torii tunnel made up of 15 torii gates framed by sakura trees.
Sakura Matsuri also features Marumado windows; a distinctive feature of traditional Japanese abodes and tea houses.
Don’t forget to gaze into each of the Marumado (Circular windows) and take in various picturesque scenes. Admire beautiful bonsai sakura, miniature flowering cherries carefully styles to achieve an aesthetic effect, set against icons of Japan such as Mount Fuji, Torii and Osaka Castle.
Inspired by the Hirosaki castle bridge in Aomori, this striking red bridge shrouded by sakura trees is instaworthy!
Can you spot the cranes?
A tea house, known as a chashitsu in Japan takes the center stage at the flower field. This wooden architectural space embodies the beauty of simplicity by incorporating design elements such as shōji windows and sliding doors made of wooden lattice covered in translucent paper and tatami mat floors.
Japanese Tea Ceremony
You may witness first-hand a Japanese tea ceremony (chanoyu), which is also known as the Way of Tea (chado or sado), a ritualised preparation and serving of powdered green tea in the presence of guests.
Date: 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 March 2019
Time: 11am & 12pm
Anime Garden at the Flower dome and Meadow
Dedicated to fans of Japanese pop culture, the Flower Dome and Meadow will transformed into an anime wonderland with Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden on 30 & 31 March 2019. The festival features celebrity cosplayers, popular anisong artistes, Japanese pop culture performances, anime screenings, matsuri games and Japanese-themed food bazaar.
For the first time, a specially-curated Japanese-themed fair is held at the Flower Field Hall (Flower Dome) and Waterview Room. Visitors can now rent a yukata to stroll under the cherry blossom trees. Subsequently, you can enjoy Japanese street food (halal food available) and shop for Japanese merchandise too.
Early Entry to Flower Dome
On 16 & 17 March, the Flower Dome will be opened from 8am to 9am exclusively for Friends of the Gardens members to visit the Sakura Matsuri floral display.
Sakura Matsuri Floral Display
Now till 31 March 2019, 9am to 9pm
Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Purchase your tickets here!
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