“Take time to stop and smell the flowers!” is a quote which reminds me of how important it is to appreciate the little things in our lives. Joy is a feeling that might be triggered by little things like a smile, a good word, a helping hand or simply by the fragrance of a flower.
I adore those types of places where I can admire a great variety of flowers because they fill me up with joy and positive energy. One such place is the Flower Dome, a Singaporean marvel situated in the Gardens by the Bay. Covering an area of 1,2 hectares, this is the largest glass greenhouse in the world according to the 2015 Guinness World Records.
The Flower Dome shelters a variety of flowers and plants in a habitat that simulates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean and semi-arid regions. It is divided in nine different areas: the Mediterranean Garden, the Californian Garden, the South American Garden, the South African Garden, the Australian Garden, the Olive Grove, the Flower Field, the Succulent Garden and the Baobabs. Each of these areas are beautifully decorated and organized and it will be a real delight to explore them.
An important aspect is the fact that if you are lucky enough to visit this place during some important holidays, you will have the chance to admire some lovely decorations. I had the opportunity to enjoy a kind of Christmas Fair, which was organized inside the glass greenhouse and it was a nice experience.
Regardless of the period, the Flower Dome is equally beautiful and interesting and you should definitely visit it in case you ever get to Singapore.
Pictures speak louder than words and this is why I will let the following images convince you to visit the Flower Dome.