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CNY 2023: Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

CNY 2023: Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

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From 13 January to 26 February 2023, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay will be ushering in the Year of the Rabbit with their popular Chinese New Year floral display, Dahlia Dreams 2023.

Even though Dahlia Dreams has been the recurring theme for the past several years at Flower Dome, every year’s exhibition is different.

This year’s exhibition features:

  • 6m-tall River Hongbao lantern set at flower field, which consists of a majestic magnolia tree in the shape of the word 兔, tù (which means ‘rabbit’ in Chinese)
  • Cute hare and tortoise sculptures
  • 2,000 stunning dahlias and various popular Chinese New Year blooms

If you’re planning to visit, I recommend going early in the morning to avoid the crowd. The Flower Dome is open from 9am to 9pm daily. You can purchase the ticket online here.

Entrance

As soon as you enter Flower Dome, you will be greeted with a pair of rabbits set on a mini flower field.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Field

The centerstage of Flower Dome is none other than the flower field at the lower floor. Here, you can find pagodas, hare and tortoise sculptures, a pair of dancing lions, giant magnolia tree, as well as two thousand dahlias, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

The Hare and the Tortoise

The hare and the tortoise are definitely the main characters in this exhibition. The first hare and tortoise set you’ll find is this one next to a calligraphy scroll and a painting illustrating the map of the Flower Field.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

The next hare and tortoise set is the one with lion dance.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Next, the hare and tortoise are set in a lake, with 4 cute rabbit figurines standing at the bridge.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Lastly, the hare and tortoise are celebrating CNY in joy, with a huge coin pouch, a pair of spring couplets, and various Chinese New Year goodies.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Magnolia Tree

The centerpiece of this year’s exhibition is this 6m tall River Hongbao lantern set, which features a giant magnolia tree in the shape of the word 兔, tù (which means ‘rabbit’ in Chinese).

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Pagodas

It isn’t a Chinese garden without some kind of pagodas. There’s a 5-storey tall pagoda next to lion dance that you don’t want to miss.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

There’s also a humble brown pagoda at the other end of Flower Field.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Others

Other decorations that you should not miss is the giant vase, a white rabbit sculpture soaking in the spring feel at the flower field, a tunnel covered in moss, as well as wooden rabbit sculptures.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Dahlias and Various Chinese New Year Blooms

This year’s Dahlia Dreams features 2,000 colorful flowering plants, which includes 40 unique varieties of vibrant dahlias from Europe, as well as popular Chinese New Year blooms such as celosias, chrysanthemums, cymbidiums, guzmanias, marigolds, oncidiums and pussy willows.

CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore
CNY 2023 Chinese New Year Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay Singapore

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