Hopping on to the Sakura Express train and enjoy the spectacular view of the long-awaited cherry blossom or Sakura floral display at Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay.
This year’s Sakura floral display at Gardens by the Bay is a magnificent representation of train travel, evoking the scenic journey through the most beautiful locations of Japan. The Flower Dome has been transformed into a breathtaking landscape that transports visitors to the picturesque countryside of Japan, showcasing the beauty of the country’s natural wonders.
The moment I stepped into the Flower Dome, I was greeted by a Torii gate flanked by the stunning sight of pink and white cherry blossom trees in full bloom, and the fragrance of the flowers filled the air.
The beauty of the garden was simply breathtaking, and it felt like stepping into a different world altogether.
Cherry blossom trees, also known as sakura trees, hold a special place in Japanese culture and are considered a symbol of renewal and hope. It was incredible to see over 1,000 cherry blossom trees of different varieties in one place, making Sakura floral display one of the largest collections of cherry blossoms outside of Japan. Some of these trees were even specially imported from Japan, making the experience all the more authentic.
The different varieties of trees bloom in shades of pink and white, creating a mesmerizing display of colours that left me in awe. The ambience of the garden was serene and tranquil as I went at a less crowded time on a weekday morning making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty.
The best time to visit Sakura Gardens to witness the cherry blossoms in full bloom is from late March to early April. During this time, the garden hosts a range of events and activities that celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of cherry blossoms. I was lucky enough to catch some of these events during my visit, and they added to the charm of the garden.
As I strolled through the garden, I found myself pausing every few minutes to take photos of the stunning cherry blossoms. The winding pathways and benches throughout the garden made for a leisurely walk while finding many miniature displays of various Japanese village settings.
I enjoyed the automatic toy train moving around with the Sakura trees as its backdrop is one of my favourite displays there.
A group of Japanese anime doll enthusiasts were there to photograph their doll collection with the beautiful Sakura and I was lucky to snap a few shots of them.
Another highlight if you are a Pokémon fan is the Pokémon Forest.
Featuring the Japanese media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Short for the original Japanese title, Pocket Monsters, it centres around fictional characters known as Pokémon. Spot all-time favourite Pokémon characters Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Snorlax, and of course, Pikachu, in the Pokémon Forest at our Sakura floral display.
For those who love photography, Sakura Gardens is a popular spot to capture stunning photos of cherry blossoms. The garden’s beauty and tranquillity make it a perfect location to capture some truly remarkable shots.
Sakura floral display at Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves cherry blossoms, nature, and Japanese culture. The garden’s breathtaking beauty and serene atmosphere make it a perfect spot for a relaxing day trip or an evening stroll.
This Sakura floral display is happening now until 9th April 2023.