Sakura Matsuri At Gardens By The Bay: Part 2

Feel the crisp chill of early spring in the air at Flower Dome, and experience the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms at the Sakura Matsuri Floral Display. This year’s floral display showcases an elegant landscape more reminiscent than ever before of the Land of the Rising Sun. Take an idyllic stroll through a dramatic row of Torii gates ensconced beneath a breathtaking canopy of pink and white cherry blossoms, then cross a traditional red wooden bridge to peek through circular windows known as marumado, each perfectly framing a self-contained scene. There are 30 varieties of cherry blossoms and over 400 trees to see. Cherry blossoms, commonly known as sakura in Japan, are the highlight of the display. It is a member of the Rose family (Rosaceae) and the ornamental cherry trees that produce the ephemeral sakura fall under the genus Prunus which also includes peach, plum and apricot. These trees produce an assortment of cherry blossoms including those with simple five-petal blossoms, fuller blossoms are known as double blossom sakuras as well as flowers of varying sizes and shades of pink. Sakura Matsuri Floral Display at the Flower Dome will be on show till 31 March 2019. The Dome opens to the public at 9.00 am to 9.00 pm daily. Credit: Gardens By the Bay.