Gardens by the Bay

The Palm Society Biennial picked up again with a day at the Gardens by the Bay. We had a gentle walk over from the hotel to garden where we were welcomed by the Director and then taken for tours of the gardens and the conservatories and given a wonderful lunch.

The gardens which were started in November 2007 show and imaginative design and for those of us from more temperate climate have everything the wrong way round… the conservatories are for cool and dry climate plants, have displays of tulips and irises at various times of the year. Such cool climate plants are exotic for the people of Singapore, while the plants that I would consider exotic are all outside and two a penny.

The day was fantastic, but the threat of rain was ever present… at the end of the day we were not disappointed and the heavens opened and the rain and wind came in…

Gardens by the Bay website

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