Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens

I was very excited to hear that the corpse flower hybrid at Gardens by the Bay had bloomed, so I rushed down to take a look at the flowering Amorphophallus ‘John Tan’. I was hoping to catch a whiff of the foul smell that corpse flowers are named for, but in the openness of the Cloud Forest conservatory, no odour could be detected.

By the time I visited Amorphophallus ‘John Tan’, it had already been flowering for about 48 hours and the flower is estimated to last for about only 2-3 days. So glad I got to see it before it collapsed. The next time there’s a flowering, I plan to get there as soon as I can to see the flower at its best.

Amorphophallus 'John Tan'

Amorphophallus ‘John Tan’ standing at 205cm

a closer look

a closer look

I brought the kids and my aunt along to look at the Mid-Autumn floral display at the Flower Dome and the lantern display on the grounds of the Gardens. We didn’t manage to see all the lanterns because Anya was quite tired from the walking around and wanted to go home but Adam really enjoyed himself. She was very happy to be able to release a loi krathong flower float though.

lanterns inside the Flower Dome

lanterns inside the Flower Dome

colourful displays

colourful displays

beautiful flowers

beautiful flowers

mooncake boxes!

mooncake boxes!

Chang E on an egg

Chang E

dragonflies

dragonflies

dragons

dragons in the shadow of MBS

writing a wish for her krathong

writing a wish for her krathong

ready to launch

ready to launch

helpful hands to make sure she doesn't fall in

helpful hands to make sure she doesn’t fall in

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Adam really liked this

Adam really liked this whimsical lantern display

an impressive display

an impressive display

The Mid-Autumn floral display will be up until 6 Oct but tomorrow’s the last day to enjoy 15% off normal admission rates to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Opening hours are extended to 11pm until tomorrow.

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