No worries if you are unable to make a trip down to Korea or Japan to catch the sakura blooms as you can get to see it right here in tropical Singapore, only at Gardens by the Bay’s latest floral display, “Blossom Beats”!
Blossom Beats is an experimental floral display by the team at Gardens by the Bay to bring in flowers not commonly seen in Singapore and with this in mind, they decided to bring in a variety of cherry and peach blossoms. Expect to see more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms, or well known as sakura in this floral display.
Visitors can look forward to seeing cultivars such as the Prunus Fujishidare which has pendulous branches, the Prunus Yedoenis Yoshino which stands out with its striking white flowers, and the Prunus Accolade with its pale pink blooms.
In addition to cherry blossoms, the peach blossoms are in bloom too! One unusual variety to look out for is the Prunus Genpei Shidare which has flowers of two different colors – red and white – growing on the same plant.
Styled after a traditional Japanese garden, “Blossom Beats” will also feature quintessential Japanese elements such as a tori gate, Japanese screens and kimono.
Cherry blossoms are ephemeral in nature, with flowers lasting about one to two weeks. This experimental floral display is expected to run till March 27.
Visitors can check Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gardensbythebay for updates on the blooming.
“Blossom Beats” Floral Display
Date: Until 27 March
Time: 9am to 9pm
Details: Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply