12 Nov '11, 9am

Gardens by the Bay open to public for preview

Gardens by the Bay open to public for preview

SINGAPORE : Some key features of Gardens by the Bay, including one of the two conservatories, are open to the public for a week-long sneak preview from Monday. The preview is being held in conjunction with the 20th World Orchid Conference. Spanning some 1.2 hectares, the flower dome is the larger of the two conservatories. It features plants from semi-arid subtropical regions like the Mediterranean Basin and South Africa. Highlights include the baobabs and olive trees - some of which are over 1,000 years old. Kenneth Er, Chief Operating Officer of Gardens by the Bay: "What you see today is really what we have prepared over the last five years, beginning from how we have sourced the plants. And some of these plants, because they require a cool and dry environment, we could only bring them in when the air conditioning systems were up, sometime in June this year." Most of the...

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