Wednesday 22 May 2013

Cloud Forest Singapore April 2013

It is nice to be back at Gardens by the Bay where nature meets the city life.

Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist; entirely different from the Flower Dome. A 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.

Ascend to the mountaintop in comfort by lift before descending via two walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below. Learn about unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones in this cool-moist

Things to look out for:

Refresh yourself in the mist of the waterfall just as the plants in our Cloud Forest do! High in tropical mountains, these plants would absorb the abundant rainfall, releasing the water gradually to create a constant, long-lasting supply for the land beneath them – supporting even more plants!

Planted Walls

Our mountain has been densely planted with a mixture of fascinating orchids, delicate ferns, colourful bromeliads, dazzling begonias and menacing carnivorous pitcher plants. All of these are epiphytic and live on top of other plants in nature, requiring little substrate and are perfectly adapted for growing on vertical walls.

GB Model

Stop by the Black Box and learn about self-sustainability at Gardens by the Bay. Discover the numerous ecological functions of our Supertrees like capturing solar energy and serving as exhausts all while supporting a green living skin. Find out how Singapore’s parks and gardens provide discarded plant matter as fuel for a biomass furnace that provides energy to cool the air in both conservatories.

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