Illuminating the night skies of Gardens by the Bay this Mid-Autumn Festival, Garden of Blooms promises a magical journey through intricate lantern displays, cultural performances and workshops, and delectable treats.

Wander along 9 lantern-lined paths

The Pavilion

Marvel at the distinctive architecture of The Pavilion, a classic feature of Chinese gardens. Offering a panoramic view of the surroundings, it serves as a focal point to other displays. Decors inspired by Chinese culture can also be found within the Garden of Blooms, which feature flora and fauna such as the lotus, peach blossom and bamboo.

While this Mid-Autumn Festival event is open to everyone, if you’re visiting with your partner, you have to stop by Colourful Blosoms, a stunning floral arch composed of more than 20 lantern peonies.

Colourful Blossoms

Meanwhile, Magpie Bridge and The Butterfly Lovers go beyond a mere light installation. The Magpie Bridge is a tale of love, inspired by the Chinese myth of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, while The Butterfly Lovers reimagines the poignant romance story between protagonists Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.

The Butterfly Lovers

This year’s lantern display at Gardens by the Bay also features the various cultures. Dive into the significance of traditional Korean dances in Blooming in Dance, and the Traditional Lanna Lanterns showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the Lanna people, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and joyous celebrations of the region.

Blooming in Dance

For a more modern take on Mid-Autumn Festival, step into Our Secret Garden: This whimsical world that houses five unique light-up creatures was created by talented autistic artists from the ART:DIS Digital Art program.

Colonnade of Lights: Hand-Painted Lanterns Get up close and personal with colorful lanterns designed and hand-painted by people from various walks of life. Stroll along the Colonnade, snap a photo with your favorite lanterns, and relish the artistry of the creators.

Food streets and cultural performances

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in a variety of great eats ranging from local cuisines to iconic Taiwanese street food. You can also sign up for cultural performances and workshops, comprising lantern craft making, Chinese tea appreciation, Chinese plucked zither (Guzheng) self-learning session and more.

Admission to Garden of Blooms is free, while selected workshops incur an additional charge. Registrations for the workshop is highly recommended due to their limited slots per session.

Garden of Blooms

Date: 15 Sep-1 Oct 2023

Location: Gardens by the Bay
Opening hours: 6-10pm

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