What Is it?
Rhododendrons are being showcased for the first time in a floral display at Gardens by the Bay. Rhododendrons are among the showiest flowering shrubs admired for their big, beautiful and bright blooms and common in the U.K. they do look magnificent in full bloom. There are over 80 varieties of rhododendrons in white, yellow, orange and red.
The Gardens’ bear mascots are on display in various activities soaking up the great outdoors. From camping and fishing to zip-lining and hot air ballooning.
It is well worth a visit.
What is a RHODODENDRON?
Rhododendron is a large and extremely diverse genus, comprising approximately 850 species and native chiefly in the North temperate zone in the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.
Rhododendrons have tubular to funnel-shaped flowers that come in a wide range of colours like pink, purple, white and yellow, and are usually borne in spring. Each flower produces 10 stamens and may produce a scent.
The name Rhododendron comes from the Greek words “rodon” meaning “rose” and “dendron” meaning “tree”, hence “Rose Tree”. Rhododendrons are referred to as the King of Shrubs since they are regarded by many as the best flowering evergreen plants for the temperate landscape.
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. (We have an annual pass)