Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom Is GBTB's Latest IG-Worthy Exhibit You Won't Want To Miss


Nia Sarah •  Jun 18, 2021

If you've been seeing pictures on the 'gram of people posing in front of what seems like intricate, humongous colourful plants and flower beds, this is another sign that you should visit Gardens by the Bay's latest exhibit too. If you're planning a staycation or looking for something to do with your friends this weekend, tick off the exhibit on your list of local attractions to visit and snap a new post for your IG feed before it ends on 1 August 2021! Made by renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly, every corner of Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom has something picturesque and IG-worthy in store for you ?

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The garden exhibition features 25 large-scale installations that let you immerse in an entirely new landscape of the gardens - nothing quite like you've experienced before. The walking path through Flower Dome (entrance price starts at $12) is towered by hanging baskets of colourful fuchsias, while within closer distance, you can take in the sights of the Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers, as well as the Neodymium Reeds sculptures in the centre flower field. This is probably the space to capture your most eye-catching picture of the day! ?

To guide you through the dome are lilies, begonias, hydrangeas and snapdragons in hues of red, pink, purple, yellow and white which complement Chihuly’s glass sculptures Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower. Their large bromeliads, palms and African daisies grown by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists also create an organic landscape of pinkish and purplish hues inspired by the sculptures.

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If your feed needs a little more earthy tones and lush greenery, Chihuly's Fiori series shows a much fuller display using the technique of reflection for your background. Looking closely at Fiori Verde, you can observe elements including the hornet shape he has incorporated into other installations.

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Don't miss out on the hues of red and yellow against the bright green fields with Setting Sun, created to debut at Gardens by the Bay! You can catch the stunning display of the flame-like tentacles at outdoor garden The Meadow, which tickets starting from $16 (weekday) and $20 (weekend).

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Over at the Serene Garden, the Ethereal White Persian Pond hovers over the fountain as a celebration of light and transparency. The beautiful blooming setup of these pure white glass flowers is perhaps the most aesthetic display you can spot in the garden ? Think about the dreamy pics you'll get to snap!

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For those who don't wish to enter the Gardens, there are also public installations you can enjoy without buying a ticket to get inside. Over at Dragonfly Lake is Float Boat, and Floats, that lets you capture a scenic view of the vast blue waters against the Gardens backdrop. The colourful round spheres you see on the wooden boat are indeed made of glass, and the interesting display was first shown in Nuutajärvi, Finland, during Chihuly's ground-breaking 1995 Chihuly Over Venice project! The timeless display of art is one sight you won't want to miss.

What's more, you can book your tickets using SingapoRediscovers Vouchers if you haven't used them up. Grab your cameras and let your friends know it's time to visit the Gardens!

Dale Chihuly: Glass In Bloom

Date: Until 1 August 2021

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953

Opening hours: 9AM to 9PM

Price: from $12

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