Tulips are beautiful flowers but for the beneficiaries of Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF), they hold a special meaning of hope and tenacity. A group of beneficiaries aged 7 to 23, together with their families, joined Gardens by the Bay staff and volunteers this afternoon to put the finishing touches to the upcoming “Tulipmania” floral display in the Flower Dome.
As part of the special outing, the children rolled up their sleeves for a tulip-bulb planting session at the Flower Field, before being hosted on a tour of the Gardens. Said Ms Marziah Haji Omar, Assistant Director (Flower Field Design) at Gardens by the Bay, “This is the fourth year of Tulipmania and it is well-loved by many Singaporeans. While we appreciate the beauty of the blooms, what is even more meaningful is how they are a reminder of the courage and determination of children with cancer. We are glad to enable these children to try their hands at planting tulips, a flower that they hold close to their hearts.”
“Tulips are among the first flowers to blossom after a long winter. As a herald of spring and given its association with new life and growth, the tulip is a symbol of resilience and hope for our young patients in their battle against cancer”, said Ms Neo Lay Tin, Executive Director of CCF. “Tulipmania” opens on April 8 and runs till May 22. Local senior citizens will enjoy 50% discount on admission tickets during this period (terms and conditions apply).
“Tulipmania” Floral Display
Date: April 8 to May 22
Time: 9am to 9pm
Location: Flower Dome
Details: Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply.
Check out www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/tulipmania for more information
on the floral display and ticketing promotion.
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