Did you know that the iconic Supertrees of the Gardens by the Bay are not actual trees, but rather made partly from steel frames and feature various plants! Intrigued? Here are more astounding facts on this unique attraction.
It is Home to Plants of the World
This 101-hectare site is home to around 19,000 species of plants from diverse parts of the globe. Within easy reach of hotels in Serangoon Road, Singapore these gardens are so vast that at the site there are more than a whopping 1.5 million plants!
The Tallest Supertree is 50 Metres
The towering Supertrees vary in height but the tallest one is 50 metres which is close to equalling a 16-storey building! Around a 15-minute drive from Park Hotel Farrer Park, these artificial trees can be found in the Supertree Grove and each consists approximately 163,000 plants from orchids to bromeliads.
A Dome With 2,577 Glass Panels
The stunning Cloud Forrest attraction can be found within a massive dome which has 2,577 glass panels of varying sizes and shapes. The entire dome surface covered is around 12,000 m2, while the whole attraction itself spans 153,000 m3 which is roughly close to the size of 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
A Multi-award Winner
The Gardens by the Bay has won multiple awards including the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2012. But that’s not all; it also garnered the President’s Design Award in 2013 (Singapore) and an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014 granted by the Themed Entertainment Association.