Precious Peony at Gardens by the Bay

The Precious Peony at Gardens by the Bay follows the journey of peonies from China to Southeast Asia. The recreation of a Chinese garden will bring you back to the roots of a tradition that began thousands of years ago.

Step inside the shophouse, this quintessential yet humble building showcases Peranakan culture. With intricate plaster work and vibrantly coloured tiles, it is a perfect representation of the city-state’s multi-cultural roots. These were imported from as far away as Belgium, England and Japan and were seen as a status symbol during a time when imported goods were scarce. Many houses belonged to the Peranakan community could be identified by the ornately designed tiles that adorned the buildings.

Native to China and Bhutan, tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) is highly valued for its stunning display of graceful, fluffy, layered blooms. The elegant flowers of tree peonies are considered as the “king of flowers”.

As part of their 10th Anniversary, Gardens by the Bay partnered with local museums for the first time to curate a brand new experience. Over 70 Chinese and Peranakan artefacts were put on display; these were borrowed from The Society for Chinese Ceramic Studies, the Intan and Peranakan Museum.

The peony is a symbol of beauty, nobility, prosperity, and wealth and is considered as one of the most beautiful and significant flowers in Chinese culture.

Precious Peony 2022
From now till 3 May 2022
Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Purchase your tickets here!

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore |

2 Thoughts

  1. Oh my gosh I missed this. :( They really do the exhibits very nicely at Gardens. Thanks for posting the photos here. Do you happen to have the annual membership? I notice that you go there often. And I realise what I’ve missed only when I see your post, aiyoh.

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