Gardens by the Bay’s A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers


While spring in Spain is still a few months away, those of us in Singapore can get a glimpse of the famous Spanish garden blooms as well as iconic landmarks at Gardens by the Bay right now.

This October, the Flower Dome is being transformed into the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, with the ongoing display – A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers.


Recreation of one of the oldest royal palaces of Europe


Patio de las DoncellasImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

Spain’s iconic Royal Alcázars of Seville has a famous courtyard known as Patio de las Doncellas showing off rare Hispano-Muslim architecture. While this UNESCO world heritage site is definitely worth a visit IRL, for now, you can snap photos of the replica at the Flower Dome for the ‘Gram.

SunflowersImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

Soak in the vibrant hues of sunflowers and other popular Spanish garden flowers like pelargoniums, petunias, roses and camellias which will be in full bloom throughout the month.

Patio de CordobaCordoba houses open their patios to the public during an annual festival in May.
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

Imagine a city where all the private houses have patios. Córdoba is one such city in Spain, famous for its patio houses which are heavily decorated with flowers every year during the festival known as Fiesta de los Patios. Walk your way through the unique patio houses and you might be inspired to create your very own vertical garden.


Free Spanish cultural programmes


flamenco dance performanceImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

Photo ops aside, you can also catch some live entertainment with the free Spanish Cultural Programmes. Flamenco sin Fronteras, a group dance performance, will be happening on 23rd October at 2pm and 4pm at the Flower Field Hall.

On 14th October, enjoy An Evening with Duo Belcorde featuring tunes played with the Spanish violin and guitar, at 7pm at the Supertree Grove. Both events are free but chope your spot through advance online bookings.


Learn about the arts & culture of Spain


Pablo Picasso statueImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

Even Pablo Picasso makes an appearance at the Flower Dome in the form of a bronze statue, a replica of the statue which sits in the Plaza de la Merced in the artist’s hometown of Malaga. In this section, you can learn more about him and discover how his hometown inspired his art.

Flamenco fashionImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

At the South American Garden, view the ladies in traditional Flamenco garb and learn more about the dance form which has over 200 years of history.

pastel art
Pastel Nagomi is a Japanese art style.
Image credit: @fingertipsartnagomi
Image for illustration only.

If you’re in the mood for some arts & crafts, sign up for the Pastel Nagomi art workshops ($12) to make either a Sunflower Coaster on 8th and 9th October or a Sunflower Bookmark on 15th and 16th October.


Visit A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers


SunflowersImage credit: Gardens by the Bay

Not many of us have frolicked about in sunflower fields, let alone visited these iconic Spanish landmarks. A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers is a great chance to “visit Spain” and learn more about the Español culture without having to fly to Europe.

Get tickets to A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers

 

Price (Singaporeans and PR): $10 for adults (U.P. $12), $5 for children and seniors (U.P. $8)
Price (Standard): $15 for adults (U.P. $20), $9 for children and seniors (U.P. $12)

Date: Until 30th October 2022
Time: ​​9am-9pm, Daily
Venue: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Contact: 6420 6848 | Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome website


Cover image adapted from: Gardens by the Bay

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