Cub remembers the bull at Gardens by the Bay
We were lucky enough to make a trip down to Gardens by the Bay to catch their brand new floral thematic displays, “Flight of Fancy” at both the Floral Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories before the haze got us all hiding at home the weekend after.
Given how ulu Gardens by the Bay is (to me, at least!) and how we always try to head out very early in the morning, it’s great that they have some decent food available at Cafe Crema at that time for visitors to load up on the carbs and walk them off after.
Much thanks to Dora who taught my kid who to look for when you don’t know which way to go. 😉 It was a good start to keeping him involved in the exploration of the gardens.
Our trail started from the Cloud Forest first because I was very keen to see how the cub would react to the waterfall now that he’s about 9 months older than the last time we brought him there. I was half expecting him to freak out in his usual “Scared, I’m scared!” style and was glad to see him trying to hold it together. That’s my man!
Below 2 years old then and 2.5 years old now. Sure made some difference!
Gotta give it to my usually gungho dragonlady for only crying when I left her alone to face the loud world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
Did I mention, we were celebrating Daddy’s Day?
To keep the cub going and excited about what we were going to explore for the day, I presented my spare iPhone for him to take pictures.
Needed some guidance but kids these days are a natural with technology.
photo edited by the husb – “for your blog”
There was an interesting little set up of trains at a corner of the conservatory that got the cub very intrigued and couldn’t stop taking photos!
Oh, and we finally made the descend from the top of the Mountain via the Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk! I didn’t have the courage to do so the first time because I do have some fear of heights. But what to do when your kid wants to explore and take more photos? I didn’t want to influence him to be afraid of heights as well, so I clung onto the stroller with Teanne and tried my best not to look down through the little holes at the sides of the walkway. I distracted myself by looking at the lush greenery on the mountain walls and found myself enjoying the cool misty environment with the sound of the waterfall in the background.
From cool and moist, we headed over to the cool and dry Flower Dome. This was our first time visiting the dome and can I just say, “WHAO!”. Both the husb and I felt invigorated just by looking at the burst of colors in front of us. The Flower Dome is a giant greenhouse that allows plenty of sunshine into the conservatory for the plants. Yet, the beauty is that this greenhouse is cooling enough for you to stay inside all day long to admire the beautiful greens and flowers.
I love how the hot air balloons give a whimsical feel to the Flower Dome.
Check out things like little airplanes that adorn the flowers here and there (behind the cub).
Starting ’em young: getting my lil’lady to appreciate flowers
Adding more whimsical fancy into the Flower Dome with a corner of windmills and colorful balloons!
Such a lovely way to expose the kids to some nature (while keeping us adults cool!). The cub was pretty much let loose at the Flower Dome to roam about and take pictures of the things that catches his eye. Can’t wait for the lil’ dragonlady to join her gorgor!
These pretty displays of the “Flight of Fancy” will be at both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories until 21 July 2013. A series of activities has also been planned in conjunction with Gardens by the Bay’s upcoming 1st anniversary – pack your picnic mats and spend quality time with your family and friends at the “Gardens Party One” on 29 June; watch the Supertrees transform before your eyes in “Mystical Supertrees” from 30 June to 7 July; enjoy free activities for kids such as the “GB Kids’ Blast” and “Blow Wind Blow”; and more! Check out www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for more details!
Note: We were invited by Gardens by the Bay to check out the new “Flight of Fancy” displays at the cooled conservatories.