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Tulipmania 2014 @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay May 2, 2014

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Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Tulipmania is back again at Gardens by the Bay!  Expect 50,000 tulips from Holland being transported into the Flower Dome with the cityscape of Netherlands.  This time, not only are there the tulips, but a transformation of a “Little Netherlands” within the Flower Dome.  That just reminds me of Huis Ten Bosch where it is a mini-Holland Village in Japan.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Catch the last glimpse of Tulipmania at the Flower Dome by this Sunday, 4 May 2014 before the flower field transform into another interesting country theme.  The last I heard is France.  Remember that you heard it here first.

I was at the Tulipmania this morning and it had drones of guest visiting the Flower Dome.  But this year, the display was more spectacular, more magnificent and very well organised.  Despite the large crowd, I enjoyed walking around, taking pictures and admire the flowers in bloom.  Of recent display, this ought to be one of the better one in my humble opinion.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

I quickly upload the pictures I have taken today at the Tulipmania display.  For those who have time this weekend, don’t miss the sequel for Tulipmania.  Otherwise, enjoy some of the photos depicting the tulips in its various state.  Enjoy!

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

How do you remember a tulip look like?  Probably like the one you see in the first picture.  However, when in full bloom the petals open up, and they and they become a very big flower.  They were in various colours and I love particularly the orange and red ones which are fiery looking.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

The red tulips are even more fiery looking than the orange ones.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

There are so many tulips all with different colours.  Here is a profile shot of them.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

 Some of the tulips are not in full colour.  Don’t you agree that they look so lovely.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

And some have special petals when they are in bloom.  They look like the carnivorous plants with their “teeth-like” petals on the side.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Who forgot their clogs and left them hanging?  Actually they are part of the display too since clogs play a big tradition in the Holland culture.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Part of the display are not accessible close up for better crowd management and to prevent the display from being destroyed by the visiting guest.  Apparently last year, many guest fell into the flower field when they were too excited trying to get close to the tulips.  So some areas are cordoned off.  Although we can’t get really close but I think it is a good idea.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

The clogs have other uses too.  They are used for props and use as “pots” for growing crops!  Interesting!

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

This is the Centrepiece of the display with a giant windmill on the side.  Don’t you love these structures standing proudly with a bed of colourful and beautiful tulips in front of them?  I was as if transported to Holland.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

As you tread along, you noticed some smaller windmills.  This is inspired by Netherland small canal scenes amidst the spectacular bloom of the tulips.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

There are other display to add some vibrancy and common scenes in Netherland.  The one shown here is nearer the exit of the Flower Dome.  Be sure to check it out.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Another close up of how the inside of the tulip looks like.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

No matter from what view, these tulips just look so fabulous.

 Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

More of my favourite fiery red tulips.  You almost will mistake it as roses from the last “War of Roses” display.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

These orange tulips against a backdrop of beds and beds of tulips in other colours.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

So far, which is the favourite color of tulips?

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Another of the close up shot.  You can see that tulips have various number of petals.  Some more than the other.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Are these tulips pink or purple?  They probably are the most common breed.

Tulipmania 2014 Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

Be spellbound by the magnificent display that is brought to you once again by the horticulture team from the Gardens.  Perpetual spring comes to reality in the Flower Dome conservatories.  Enjoy these “Tulip Cheers” right here in Singapore.

Tulipmania Floral Display is now on till 4 May 2014.

Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Tel: +65 6420-6848
Open daily: 9am to 9pm

Admission Charges Apply

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If you like this post, you may visit the following Gardens by the Bay posts:

1.  Year of the Horse Floral Display 2014
2.  Christmas Sugar Mountain
3.  Tulipmania
4.  Flight of Fancy
5.  Spring Awakening
6.  Spring Celebration
7.  Gardens by the Bay Turns One

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I am also on Instagram and Twitter. Join me on my journey of discovery: travel adventures, culinary delights and all things fun in Singapore and abroad. There will never be a dull moment!

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1. teekokim - May 2, 2014

These photos are spectacular; they’re making me excited for the Tulip Fest that will be held here in Ottawa, too. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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