Blooming beauties

Take in views of Japanese cherry and peach blossoms at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay.
Take in views of Japanese cherry and peach blossoms at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay. ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY
Prunus Kanzan.
Prunus Kanzan.ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY
Prunus Accolade.
Prunus Accolade.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Prunus Subhirtella Pendula.
Prunus Subhirtella Pendula.ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY
Prunus Umineko.
Prunus Umineko.ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY
Genpeishidare Momo.
Genpeishidare Momo.ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY
Terute Momo.
Terute Momo.ST PHOTOS: GIN TAY

Gardens by the Bay's Sakura Matsuri is a balm for these trying times

Making delicate Japanese cherry and peach buds flower in the heat and humidity of Singapore's tropical climate is no mean feat.

Mr Ng Boon Gee, senior director of conservatory operations at Gardens by the Bay, says: "When we started Sakura Matsuri five years ago in 2016, we achieved the unthinkable in the horticultural world - to make cherry blossoms bloom in the tropics."

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2020, with the headline 'Blooming beauties'. Print Edition | Subscribe