Best Time to Visit Gardens by the Bay

The beauty of Garden by the Bay remains unrivaled, no matter the time of visit.

However, if you have specific priorities for your visit, the best time to visit Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, will depend on your preferences.

Preferences to Consider

Most visitors consider the park looks most beautiful around sunset, followed by the Light Show at 8.45 PM. 

So if you also wish to see the garden illuminated by the Light Show, pay your visit around sunset and enjoy the park views until the Light Show starts.

If you want to avoid the daytime heat and see the light show and the Supertrees lit up, visiting Gardens by the Bay, Singapore before sunset is best.

Visiting the garden before sunset, allows you to see the sun slowly hiding behind these supertrees.

And after the sun sets, you get to see the Supertree all lit up at the Light Show. 

Sunset in Singapore occurs between 7 pm and 7:30 pm throughout the year. 

Weather considerations

It is best to visit Gardens By the Bay during the winter season between November and March.

The climate during these months is moderate and pleasant. 

This season provides an opportune moment to explore the gardens and admire its verdant grandeur, along with its various other attractions.

Suggested Gardens by the Bay itinerary:

  • Start at the Flower Fantasy around 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Visit the conservatories
  • Have a picnic at the Barrage while watching the sunset
  • See the Light Show at 7:45 pm or 8:45 pm
  • Go up the OCBC Skyway 
  • Finally, explore the rest of the gardens at night 

Tips to Avoid Crowd

Tips to Avoid Crowd
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On weekends, the park can get crowded, and the light show can be packed, so it is difficult to find a good viewing spot, and the queue for the OCBC Skyway may be long. 

It is best to go on a weekday morning between 9 am and 12 noon when fewer tourists are around.

If you want to avoid the crowds, visiting early in the morning is usually best, although you will miss the light show.

FAQs about Best time to visit Gardens by the Bay

When is the best time to visit Gardens by the Bay?

The best time to visit is during the cooler months, from November to March.

Is there a specific time of day recommended for visiting Gardens by the Bay?

It is best to visit either early in the morning or evening to avoid the heat of the day and see the Supertrees light up at night.

Can I visit Gardens by the Bay during the rainy season?

Yes, you can visit Gardens by the Bay during the rainy season, but be prepared for occasional downpours and thunderstorms. It shouldn’t be a problem because Flower Dome and Cloud Forest are mostly closed conservatories.

Is there a peak season for visiting Gardens by the Bay?

Yes, the peak season for visiting Gardens by the Bay is during the school holidays and major festivals in Singapore, such as Christmas and Chinese New Year.

Should I consider any events or festivals when planning my visit to Gardens by the Bay?

Yes, various events and festivals are held throughout the year at Gardens by the Bay, such as the Singapore Garden Festival in July and August. Visitors are advised to check the official website for the latest event information and dates.

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