Tulipmania 2015 at Gardens by the Bay

Tulipmania is back and this time, visitors to the Flower Dome  at Gardens by the Bay will find themselves in the magical realm of their favourite fairy tales. Well-loved stories and familiar characters such as Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are nestled among over 40 varieties of breathtakingly beautiful tulips.

Tulipmania 2015

Tulipmania 2015

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Thumbelina waiting for her tulips to bloom

Thumbelina waiting for her tulips to bloom

Anya and Adam were terribly excited to see their beloved fairy tales come to life in the Flower Dome. They shouted to Rapunzel to turn her head so that they could look at her face, peeked at shy Little Mermaid hiding among the plants, and parked themselves outside Snow White’s house to wait for her and the Seven Dwarves to make an appearance.

the Ugly Duckling has become a beautiful swan

the Ugly Duckling has become a beautiful swan

Little Red Riding Hood heading into the woods

Little Red Riding Hood heading into the woods

Cinderella

Cinderella

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

The kids were crazy about the gingerbread house from the story of Hansel & Gretel so it’s a good thing they couldn’t get near enough to attempt licking the walls. I liked how the reindeer from Christmas Wonderful were repurposed and incorporated into the tableau for the Snow Queen. Most of all, I couldn’t get enough of the gorgeous tulips on display!

The Little Mermaid is rather shy

The Little Mermaid is rather shy

the Mill on the hill

the Mill on the hill

There are several exciting programmes ongoing during this period. On 25 and 26 April, fairy tale characters will be roaming the Flower Dome between 11am and 5.30pm. There will be dance performances at 1, 2 and 3pm and characters on stilts at 4 and 5pm.

From now until 26 April, stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to Europe on KLM by taking part in the Instagram contest. Snap a creative pose with your favourite fairytale character on display in the Flower Dome with a caption describing why you love Tulipmania. Upload the photo and creative caption and include the hashtags #GBWishATrip #GBTulipMania #KLM.

the cold never bothered the Snow Queen anyway

the cold never bothered the Snow Queen anyway

wonder what this looks like when it's blooming!

wonder what this ‘Singapore’ tulip looks like when it’s blooming!

yummy gingerbread house

yummy gingerbread house

pretending to be Hansel and Gretel

pretending to be Hansel and Gretel

Tulipmania is at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay from 20 March to 10 May 2015. You can buy tickets online or at the Ticketing Hub at Gardens by the Bay. Local senior citizens enjoy 50% off admission tickets to the conservatories on weekdays. Don’t forget to check out the performances and activities lined up for Mother’s Day as well!

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