Dur­ing a major rebuild in Sin­ga­pore, as well as the con­struc­tion of a new cen­ter in Mari­na Bay, amaz­ing gar­dens were cre­at­ed — a futur­is­tic park with many bridges, parks, strange­ly shaped plants and very unusu­al trees

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Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Asia

This place imme­di­ate­ly received the name “gar­den­ing par­adise” and com­par­i­son with the Hang­ing Gar­dens of Baby­lon, and the most promi­nent sights here are two huge domes. Rare trop­i­cal plants and trees grow under one of them, and all kinds of flow­ers grow under the oth­er. The mas­sive arti­fi­cial supertrees that you can see in almost all images also stand out.

gardens of the future and supertrees
The bio­me domes are the equiv­a­lent of about 4 foot­ball fields in size and, when com­plet­ed, will be home to 220,000 plants from vir­tu­al­ly every con­ti­nent on our plan­et. An inter­est­ing fea­ture of the flower dome is that hor­ti­cul­tur­al waste pow­ers a mas­sive steam tur­bine that gen­er­ates elec­tric­i­ty. This elec­tric­i­ty is enough to com­plete­ly pow­er the entire dome, as well as to con­trol the cli­mate and atmos­phere inside. These two domes will be the only places in the park where you will have to pay an entrance fee. Through­out the rest of the vast ter­ri­to­ry of the gar­dens of the future, you can walk absolute­ly free

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As for arti­fi­cial supertrees, you can see them in more detail in the pho­tographs. The open­ing of this park is planned in the near future, on June 29, 2012


Here are quick details and inter­est­ing facts about Gar­dens by the Bay in Sin­ga­pore:

1. A total of 18 supertrees will be locat­ed here, rang­ing in height from 25 to 50 meters

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2. Bridges 128 meters long and 22 meters high will con­nect the taller supertrees, giv­ing vis­i­tors incred­i­ble views of the entire park and the bay

3. 11 trees will be equipped with pho­to­volta­ic sys­tems to con­vert sun­light into ener­gy. The ener­gy col­lect­ed dur­ing the day will be used at night to illu­mi­nate the entire struc­ture.

4. Each super tree will con­sist of many ferns and trop­i­cal flow­ers plant­ed on a spe­cial frame

5. Spe­cial canopies will serve as tem­per­a­ture reg­u­la­tors, absorb­ing and scat­ter­ing sun­light. The trees will also be equipped with rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing sys­tems. Each of them will con­sist of 163,000 dif­fer­ent plants of more than 200 vari­eties.

The devel­op­er of these mar­velous struc­tures is the British archi­tec­tur­al firm Grant Asso­ciates. The park will be open to vis­i­tors dai­ly from morn­ing to evening.

gardens of the future and supertrees

I also advise you to read about trav­el­ing around Sin­ga­pore, where there are many inter­est­ing sights.