The Supertrees are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and also a vast collection of bromeliads such as Tillandsia, amongst other plants. They are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic the ecological function of trees: photovoltaic cells that harness solar energy which can be used for some of the functions of the Supertrees (such as lighting), similar to how trees photosynthesize, and collection of rainwater for use in irrigation and fountain displays, similar to how trees absorb rainwater for growth. The Supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the conservatories' cooling systems.
The conservatory complex at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, comprises two cooled conservatories – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, situated along the edge of Marina Reservoir. The Flower Dome is the world's largest columnless glasshouse.
The construction of the glasshouses is special in two ways. First of all by being able to have such large a glass-roof without additional interior support (such as columns). Secondly because the constructions aims strongly at minimizing the environmental footprint. Rainwater is collected from the surface and circulated in the cooling system which is connected to the Supertrees. The Supertrees are used both to vent hot air and to cool circulated water.
Gardens by the Bay during the day vs. night...which do you guys prefer? 🤔
These super trees are a classic Singapore photo op, but did you know they serve other purposes besides beautiful backdrops? Some use solar energy for lighting up and others serve as air exhaust receptacles (Source from gardensbythebay.com)
Viewing these trees is free and there are several pathways to explore & take photos from different angles 📸
The night shows are a must if you plan to visit Singapore. Shows are every evening at 7:45 & 8:45. The trees glow and the lights on them dance along to music 🎶
See our live story for the full show! 🤗
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8 18025 September, 2019
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Wow, I did not realize this “Gardens by the Bay” that I heard so much about before coming to Singapore, was the size of an entire theme park.
This video is just a tiny excerpt of the massive Flower Dome Conservatory (there are 2 indoor conservatories and 10 outdoor gardens).
The theme of this particular garden was Chinese New Year. However, they change the theme ~every 2 weeks so it will look different when you visit.
All of the flower arrangements are so beautiful. I would suggest giving yourself a few hours here to observe all the diverse plant species.
But if you are in a rush like I unfortunately was - I think the entire park can be seen in less than 2 hours.
If you came to 📍𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐞 and didn’t hit @GardensByTheBay did you ever really go?!
It was my first time wandering Singapore at night. I must say that it left me highly impressed. Nature and city live in perfect simbiosis here, never seen anything like that anywhere else in the 🌏. Good job, #singaporeans !