A Blossoming City Garden: 10 Years of Gardens by the Bay
Best Custom Publishing Title Finalist for the 2023 Singapore Book Awards
In 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic upended the world, more than 13 million people visited Gardens by the Bay. About half of them were Singapore residents.
That was the highest annual visitorship recorded for the Gardens, which opened in 2012 after five years of construction that cost about S$1 billion.
About 95 per cent of its grounds are free for people to access, and help is also given to the needy within the community to gain access to the ticketed attractions, such as the two cooled conservatories, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
Published in celebration of a decade of growing wonder, A Blossoming City Garden: 10 Years of Gardens by the Bay traces the evolution of Gardens by the Bay from the seed of an idea into a People’s Garden.
The commemorative book chronicles the efforts to create new programmes and attractions, such as the latest attraction, Floral Fantasy, which opened in 2019, as well as to keep the Gardens operating smoothly, especially during the pandemic.
The accomplishments of Gardens by the Bay over the past 10 years have been the fruits of the labour of many. The book documents the experiences of many of the key players and beneficiaries.
The book also features the aspirations of Gardens by the Bay as it embarks on the next chapter of growth.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 192
Year Published: 2022
Size: 265mm x 230mm (P)