Saturday, April 19, 2014

~ Catch Tulipmania 2014 and Miffy at the Flower Dome! ~

Tulipmania is BACK and we are so thrilled to be able to visit this popular extravaganza for the very first time! Miffy, the cute little rabbit has flew in from Dutch via KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to be part of the Tulip floral display at the gardens.  

The Flower Dome has been converted into a miniature park mimicking the Dutch landscape with Dutch canal scenes, houses, windmills and decorated with wooden clogs and 50,000 assorted tulips from Netherlands!   

Denver & Gladys - at the centrepiece near the entrance

The tulips have blossomed!

Checking what's inside the tulip

It was the first time the kiddos are so up close to the tulips! No wonder they are feeling so excited! 

Loving Gladys' expression! She was so immersed and mesmerized by the tulip display. She thought the tulip bulbs were onions and thought the flower grew out from it! ^_^
I love the idea of planting the tulip bulbs in the clogs. So unique and pretty. 
Wooden clogs, or klompen, were believed to have first appeared 850 years ago.

More tulip bulbs in the clogs. Beautiful landscape to have and admire in the gardens.

Windmills surrounded by a garden of tulips.

Combination of white hyacinths and pink peach tulips - so pure and soothing
 Looks like a bouquet of peach hyacinth but I like the purple hyacinth most.

 Tulips come in assorted colours and they are a symbol of love. For example, purple tulips symbolize royalty.

Peach tulips represents gratitude and tender feeling. 

Pink tulips symbolize caring and good wishes, suitable for a friend or family member. 
 I love how the pink tulips match perfectly with the purple hyacinths!
 Yellow tulips used to represent hopeless love but are now associated with optimism, cheerfulness and sunshine. 
 Orange tulips - a symbol of fascination, warmth and happiness.

Gladys was scanning through the gardens for blue tulips but she found none. To date, the missing colour happens to be blue, although this may be noticeable in certain tulip hybrids, where it is found around the heart of the flower. 

It was a beautiful sight to witness the flower field blossoming with colourful tulips and hyacinths. So romantic and we felt so loved.

Flower Dome's flower field. More tulips are awaiting to blossom in the next couple of days. 

Tulipmania will be welcoming visitors from now till 4th May 2014 at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Starting 14th April 2014, visitors to the Flower Dome will receive a Miffy postcard as a souvenir. Collect yours as you enter the Flower Dome! While stocks last. 

Miffy will also be appearing on 20th April and 26th April 2014! Lots of fun happening and it is expected to be crowded at the Flower Dome.

Date: 20th April (Sunday)
Egg Hunt Sessions
11am - 12pm (Registration opens 10:30 - 10:45)
1pm - 2pm (Registration opens 12:30 - 12:45)
3pm - 4pm (Registration opens 2:30 - 2:45)

Eligibility : Children 3-12 Years Old (3-6 years old need one parent supervision)
Registration will be done in Flower Dome. *Admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply.

Date: 26th - 27th April 
(Catch Miffy on 26th April - 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm)
Visit the Tulip field with performances and activities lined up to draw you into the Dutch culture.

For more information, check out Gardens by the Bay website. :)
More photos of our visit to Tulipmania 2014 at BPDGTravels Facebook Page.

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