Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

More than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, will be on show at Gardens by the Bay's Floral Dome from now until around Mar 27.

Photos: Gardens by the Bay
Photos: Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Photos: Gardens by the Bay

Those who are unable to fly north to view the cherry blossoms when spring arrives can now view them closer to home at Gardens by the Bay's new floral display, "Blossom Beats".

According to a press release from Gardens by the Bay on Monday (Mar 14), more then half of the cherry blossoms - or sakura - have started to bloom in the "experimental floral display". Blooming is expected to continue over the next one to two weeks, they said.

From now until around Mar 27, more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms will be on show at the Flower Dome, which opens from 9am to 9pm daily.

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

The types of cherry blossoms include 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.

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

Also in bloom at Gardens by the Bay are peach blossoms, including the Prunus Genpei Shidare which has flowers of two different colours – red and white – growing on the same plant.

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

Styled after a traditional Japanese garden, the "Blossom Beats" display will feature quintessential Japanese elements such as a tori gate, Japanese screens and kimono.

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

“Gardens by the Bay is a horticulture-themed attraction that delights its visitors with flowers not commonly seen in Singapore. With this in mind, we decided to bring in a variety of cherry and peach blossoms,” said Mr Felix Loh, Chief Operating Officer of Gardens by the Bay.

“Coupled with the Japanese-styled landscape, we hope ‘Blossom Beats’ will give visitors a truly unique and memorable experience,” he added. 

Click on for more photos of the sakura display.

“Blossom Beats” floral display features more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms
“Blossom Beats” floral display features more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms
15 Mar 2016

“Blossom Beats” floral display features more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms

About half of the blossoms are in bloom.
About half of the blossoms are in bloom.
15 Mar 2016

About half of the blossoms are in bloom.

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay
15 Mar 2016

Cherry blossoms in bloom at Gardens by the Bay

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