Floral Spectacle Unfolds at Jewel Changi Airport Canopy Park

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Jewel Changi Airport | Photo Source: Jewel Changi Airport

This year, the enchanting Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport transforms into a mesmerising floral paradise with the launch of the Jewel Blooms festival. From now until 11 August, visitors are invited to explore a vibrant tapestry of flowers and thematic experiences that rival the famed displays at Gardens by the Bay. This annual event, themed “What A Feelin5” in celebration of Jewel’s fifth anniversary, promises an array of stunning floral installations and a plethora of engaging activities suitable for all ages.

Discover the Floral Masterpieces

Petal Garden: Super Blooms by Megumi Shinozaki

At the heart of this year’s festival stands the Petal Garden: Super Blooms, a breathtaking creation by the renowned Tokyo-based floral artist, Megumi Shinozaki. Known for her contemporary take on floral arrangements, Megumi has drawn inspiration from the rare super bloom phenomenon observed in California’s deserts. This large-scale artwork features 10,000 bundles of pink hybrid starchis—akin to double-flowering cherry blossoms—and preserved hydrangeas. These blooms are artfully arranged on two towering mountain-like structures, creating a vibrant and immersive floral landscape that captures the essence of a superbloom. This installation not only showcases Megumi’s exceptional artistry but is also the largest at the festival, offering a unique spectacle of floral beauty.

Local Wonders by Andy Eng

Complementing Megumi’s work are the creations of Singapore’s own Andy Eng, an award-winning local garden designer with accolades from the Singapore Garden Festival. Andy’s contributions include five distinct floral displays that range from an intriguing Hedge Maze: A Maze of Sunshine, filled with over 3,000 blooms and 70 sunflowers, to the tranquil Mirror Maze: Tranquil Blossoms, adorned with cascades of wisteria in hues of pink, purple, and white. Each installation is designed to be an immersive experience, inviting visitors to wander and wonder through an interactive landscape of flora.

Engaging Activities at Jewel Blooms

Interactive Installations and Family Fun

Jewel Blooms is more than just a visual treat; it’s an interactive experience designed to engage the senses. From the Foggy Bowls: Blooming in Love, where visitors can stroll through a romantic mist filled with lighted paper and kinetic flowers, to the Topiary Walk: Bloom Venture, which features rustic elements like an abandoned jeep and giant animatronic Venus flytraps, there is something to captivate every visitor. These installations not only offer photo-worthy moments but also engage visitors in a multi-sensory journey through scent, sight, and touch.

Night at the Airport: A Unique Overnight Experience

For those looking for an adventure that extends beyond the day, the Changi Experience Studio offers ‘An Enchanted Night at the Airport’—a garden-themed overnight camp. This unique experience includes a variety of floral-themed activities, such as the ‘Be an Airport Horticulturalist’ quest and a floral resin workshop, ideal for families looking to bond over creative pursuits. The camp setup mimics a garden, complete with tents on grass turf, life-sized otters, and flowers, providing a magical overnight environment within the airport.

Special Events and Promotions

Marketplace and Plant Swap

Enhancing the festival feel is the Jewel Blooms Marketplace, open from 31 May to 9 June. This cosy marketplace features 13 curated vendors offering everything from fresh plants and flowers to handmade crochet products and unique lifestyle goods. For those passionate about plants, the Jewel Plant Swap on 1 June provides a perfect opportunity to exchange plants and gardening tips with fellow enthusiasts, fostering a community spirit among green thumbs.

Exclusive Offers for Visitors

Visitors to Jewel Blooms can take advantage of several exclusive offers. A minimum spend on a MasterCard nets a delightful LEGO Flower gift, while UOB cardholders can enjoy a special S$10 Jewel Gift Voucher. These offers not only enhance the shopping experience but also provide added value to every visit.

Educational Workshops and Talks

Dive into a series of educational workshops and talks scheduled throughout the festival. These sessions are designed to enhance your understanding of botany and the art of floriculture, featuring guest speakers from renowned horticulturists to local florists. Learn the secrets behind effective plant care, the basics of floral design, and much more. This is a perfect addition for those looking to deepen their knowledge and perhaps take up gardening as a new hobby.

Planning Your Visit

Tickets and Admission Details

Access to Canopy Park comes at a standard rate of S$11 for tourists, with a discounted rate of S$9 for Singapore residents. For those looking to enjoy more, a bundle deal including access to additional attractions like the Canopy Bridge and the Hedge Maze is available at S$39 for adults and S$29 for children.

Tips for Visitors

To make the most of your visit, aim for weekdays to avoid the crowds, especially during the evening hours when installations are beautifully illuminated. Bringing a camera is a must—not only for capturing the vibrant blooms but also for immortalising the moments spent wandering through this floral wonderland.

Dining and Refreshments

Explore the variety of dining options available at Jewel Changi Airport to complement your visit. From casual cafés to fine dining, the airport offers a range of eateries where visitors can relax and enjoy a meal or quick snack. Many of these spots boast views of the HSBC Rain Vortex, adding a spectacular backdrop to your dining experience. Don’t miss out on the exclusive floral-themed menus and special deals available at selected restaurants during the festival period.

Conclusion

As Jewel Blooms unfolds its petals this season, it beckons visitors to immerse themselves in a world where flowers tell stories and landscapes ignite the imagination. Whether you’re a floral aficionado, a family in search of a unique outing, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park offers an unparalleled experience that celebrates the art of floristry and the joy of discovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the floral magic in the heart of Singapore’s iconic airport.

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