Soaking in the idyllic Italian summertime at Rose Romance 2022.
There is something quietly fascinating about roses, yes?
The Queen of Flowers has long been synonymous with love and beauty. Its symmetrical complexity continues to enchant and mesmerise worldwide.
Culturally, the rose has represented everything from wars to tragedy, to goddesses, to religious devotion.
From now till June 12, roses will also represent the tranquil Italian summer at Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome. Held in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Singapore, over 40 varieties of roses will adorn a picturesque Italian countryside landscape. A landscape that includes classic arches, a Tuscan village alley, and a secret garden.
There’s even a tribute to Romeo and Juliet, because that’s the greatest European love story of all, and because Romeo famously crooned about roses.
I visited yesterday evening and believe me, it was magical strolling through the cooled conservatory. Did I mention classic Italian songs like O Sole Mio were also playing everywhere?
For gardening/selfie enthusiasts, Gardens by the Bay is furthermore partnering with a different florist each week. In other words, a different beauty will grace Rose Romance 2022 weekly till mid-June. Every week will have something new for visitors to check out
Italy and the World’s Most Romantic Bloom
Miniature Italian Art Masterpieces
Like April’s Precious Peony exhibition, it’s not just floral and architectural beauty at Rose Romance 2022. At the balcony overlooking the middle displays are also miniatures of famous Italian art masterpieces. For example, the world-renowned The Last Supper by Da Vinci.
Pity though, replicas of these aren’t on sale at Gardens’ souvenir shop. I would have bought at least one!
Rose Romance is ongoing till June 12, 2022. Admission to Flower Dome applies. Good news too, it’s no longer necessary to book an entry timeslot!