Stroll along the romantic European garden landscape, with the elegant trellis path, magnificent ruins and a tower reminiscent of the one in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet! The Flower Field is transformed into a three-part landscape:
The French Art of Trelliage
Made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting pieces of wood or metal, trelliage rose to unseen heights of artistry in the 17th century. Many climbing rose varieties require a trellis to reach their potential. See how this brings a sense of grandeur and elegance to the Flower Field!
Rose Oil Distillation
Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of roses. Containing the flower’s aromatic compounds, it is used for its health benefits, and also diluted to make perfume. Get the chance to take in the aroma of the roses at the still on display!
The famous “balcony scene” in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet sees Romeo sneaking into the orchard garden of Juliet’s family house and overhearing her at her window vowing her love to him. She wishes Romeo bore a family name other than Montague, her family’s sworn enemy, and laments that a rose would smell just as sweet if it were called by any other name. Imagine the star-crossed lovers professing their love for one another at Juliet’s tower, the centrepiece of the Flower Field! Credit: Gardens By the Bay.