Gardens by the Bay Map: Locate the Best Spots & Facilities!

Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest entertainment spaces in Singapore, covering a land area of 250 acres (101 hectares).

This botanical wonderland offers everything from sparkling trees to a mist-covered mountain and gardens covered with flowers, all at the center of the bustling city! 

First-time visitors might need help with exploring the garden, especially if you are a solo traveler enjoying a relaxing walk.

Read further to find Gardens by the Bay map details to locate some of the best spots in the garden and plan your schedule before visiting! 

From where can I get the Singapore Gardens by the Bay Map?

You cannot buy or get a physical copy of the Gardens by the Bay Singapore map at the ticket counters near the Canopy or Floral Fantasy.

Instead, you must download the Gardens by the Bay map pdf online.

For easy tracking of your location in the gardens, download the Gardens by the Bay mobile app.

This app has a smart tracking feature that uses GPS tracking and Bluetooth to locate you in the garden.

Once the app locates you, it will show you the location of other attractions around you in the garden and also give you information about the crowds gathered at every attraction. 

Directions to the Most Famous Gardens by the Bay Spots

Made up of around 20 different garden spaces, the Gardens by the Bay Singapore covers the Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden.

The Gardens by the Bay map is perfect for showing you the pathways connecting all these different gardens. 

Here is a simple instruction guide to help you navigate this massive space and find the most famous Gardens by the Bay spaces! 

1. Flower Dome

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, has two massive domes that are easy to spot from all over the garden area.

The first massive dome is the Flower Dome, which houses indoor gardens with flowers from all parts of the world!

It gets crowded very quickly, so we recommend you begin your journey early from this spot!

You will spot the Flower Dome standing beside the Silver Gardens, which is a few minutes away from the Dragonfly Lake.

The easiest way to get here from the drop-off near the Marina Gardens Drive Main Entrance is to walk straight beyond the Golden Gardens.

Once you reach the Floral Clock, you will spot this indoor flower wonderland!

Visitors getting off at the Shuttle Stop near Dragonfly Lake and need to simply cross over the lake, which will get them to the Silver Gardens, beyond which is the Flower Dome.  

The Flower Dome is marked as number 3 on the map, with a shuttle stop right in front of the dome.

2. Cloud Forest 

The second dome in the gardens is the Cloud Forest, which has a massive 35-meter-tall waterfall, a crystal mountain, a stunning orchid garden, and much more!

It stands just beside the Flower Dome, and you can get here easily from the Floral Clock. 

It is close to the Grand Canyon and Sun Pavillion as well!

If you enter from the Dragonfly Lake side of the Garden, you need to descend a staircase to get to the entrance level.

The Cloud Forest is marked as number 4 on the Gardens by the Bay map.

3. Floral Fantasy

If you plan to visit the Floral Fantasy first, we recommend entering the Gardens from the Marina Boulevard entrance.

This entrance gets you directly to the Floral Fantasy area, which is also closest to the Bayfront MRT stop, Shuttle stop, and Auto Rider area.

Floral Fantasy is an indoor garden, with beautiful floral arrangements and a vivarium with poison dart frogs! 

It is just beside Bayfront Plaza and very close to the parking area in Bayfront Pavillion. 

You can also easily get here from the floating baby sculpture, marked as Planet on the map, by crossing the meadows bridge. 

Floral Fantasy is marked as number 24 on the Singapore Gardens by the Bay map. 

You need to buy Gardens by the Bay tickets to enter the Floral Fantasy, Cloud Forest, and Flower Dome. 

4. SuperTree Grove, Observatory, & OCBC Skyway

The SuperTree Grove Observatory and OCBC Skyway are easy to spot on the map, as they are among the biggest garden areas.

The Grove houses 12 gigantic SuperTrees, standing at a 50-meter-tall height, and is the famous Gardens by the Bay light show spot!

If you enter the garden from the Marina Gardens Drive Main entrance, you must take the first left from the Floral Clock to get here.

The Grove stands between the Heritage Gardens and the Garden of Plants, which surround it.

The OCBC Skyway and SuperTree Observatory can also be accessed from the SuperTree Grove.

The SuperTree Grove Observatory and OCBC Skyway are marked by the number 6 on the map.

5. Kingfisher Wetlands

The Kingfisher Wetlands is a freshwater sanctuary to explore the living environment and spot kingfishers and other native and exotic birds in the Gardens by the Bay!

You can easily get here by taking a right turn from the Golden Gardens followed by a second left turn towards the Lotus Pond.

This sanctuary stands between Kingfisher Lake and Lotus Pond and is on the right side of the map.

The Kingfisher Wetlands is marked as number 26 on the Gardens by the Bay map. 

6. Far East Organization Children’s Garden

The Far East Organization Children’s Garden is a play area for kids below 12 years old to have an adventurous climbing experience and some water games!

It is on the right side of the map, located beside Kingfisher Lake and Water Lily Pond. 

You can easily get here by taking the first right from the Floral Clock and going beyond the Sun Pavillion and Canyon area. 

The Far East Organization Children’s Garden is marked as number 21 on the Gardens by the Bay map. 

7. The Heritage Gardens 

The Heritage Gardens are made of four different gardens, the Indian Garden, the Chinese Garden, the Malay Garden, and the Colonial Garden.

You have to take the second left from the Floral Clock, and you will pass by these gardens in a line. 

It is located just beside the SuperTree Grove area and is close to Dragonfly Bridge.

If you enter from the Marina Boulevard entrance, you have to cross the Meadow Bridge or Dragonfly Bridge to get to the Heritage Gardens. 

The Heritage Gardens are marked by numbers 13, 14, 15, and 16 on the map of Gardens by the Bay Singapore. 

Check out our Gardens by the Bay Highlights article to discover all the attractions inside these popular garden spaces. 

Where can I find washrooms in Gardens by the Bay?

Singapore Gardens by the Bay has washroom facilities all over the park, including accessible toilet facilities for those with disabilities.

They ensure that all visitors are accommodated and provide a first-class experience.

The garden also has Nursing Room services in different areas. 

Regular and accessible toilets are at:

  • Starbucks and McDonald’s close to the Golden Gardens
  • At the Floral Clock
  • At SuperTree Grove
  • At Far East Organization Children’s Garden
  • Near the Shuttle stop outside Active Garden
  • At the Garden Pod beside the Meadow 

Baby nursing stations are:

  • At the Information Counter near Golden Garden
  • The Canopy, at Flower Dome’s Entrance
  • In SuperTree Food Hall
  • Far East Organization Children’s Garden
  • The Meadow
  • At the Crystal Mountain escalator in the Cloud Forest
  • Inside the Gift shop at Floral Fantasy

If you cannot locate these facilities, we recommend asking for directions from the information desk at the Floral Clock or near the Far East Organization Children’s Garden. 

Parking Areas in Gardens by the Bay

Cars can only be parked in the parking area near all the entrances to Gardens by the Bay.

You can find parking at the Meadow, Bayfront Plaza, Satay by the Bay, and at the Main Entrance of the Garden.

Visitors can hail a taxi while leaving the garden from the Taxi stand at the Main Entrance. 

Bus stops are also available all along the Marina Boulevard and Marina Gardens Drive road. 

Bicycle parking is only available at the Main Entrance, at the Flower Dome, near Active Garden, and next to the Far East Organization Children’s Garden.

Cycling is not allowed in Gardens by the Bay. You can only cycle the waterfront Promenade, the Scented Walk, and the boundary of Bay East Garden.

Water-Filling Stations in Gardens by the Bay

Walking for hours around the massive gardens will make you thirsty, especially in the scorching summer months.

You can find water bottle filling stations at:

  • SuperTree Grove
  • Active Garden
  • Bayfront Shuttle Service area
  • Bay East Garden Visitors Center 

Gardens by the Bay Entrances

The Gardens by the Bay area has three entrances which you can choose between to enter the garden area.

The Main Entrance is the most used entrance by all tourists, as it leads you to the center of the Gardens by the Bay area.

It is in between the other two entrances on Marina Boulevard and Marina Gardens Drive.

You can find another entrance close to Floral Fantasy before the main entrance on Marina Boulevard. 

The final entrance of Gardens by the Bay is beyond the Main Entrance, near the Satay by the Bay area. 

You can choose any of these three entrances since the gardens are interconnected inside, making it easy to move from one attraction to the other. 

Planning an Exploration Route using the Gardens by the Bay Map

To save money and avoid backtracking your trail in the Gardens by the Bay, we recommend planning a simple route to follow in advance!

Here are some factors to consider when planning your exploration path with the help of a Gardens by the Bay map.

Do your Research: Check out all the attractions and what they offer. This research will help you shortlist the garden spaces you want to add to a visit! 

Dedicate a fixed Time: Every space in the garden needs a dedicated amount of time to explore. Plan your route and schedule so you can see the light shows at 7.45 pm and 8.45 pm.  

Use Signboards to Navigate: Besides the map, you will come across signboards directing you to the attractions. Follow these signboards for quicker navigation of the space. You can cancel out the places on the map you passed to know where you are. 

Be Flexible: If one attraction in the garden is crowded, use your map to find a direct route leading to the next attraction on your list. 

Use the Shuttle Transport Service: The Shuttle transport service in the Gardens by the Bay is the best for navigation, as it will take you to the most popular attractions.

The Shuttle is available every 10 minutes from 9 am to 9 pm, with the last ride entry at 8.45 pm. 

Why should I get a Gardens the Bay Map?

Singaporean Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest parks in the world and can be complex to navigate without guidance.

If you are not already convinced why you should carry a map, here are some necessary reasons to consider!

  • The Gardens by the Bay map helps you avoid roaming in circles. You can find your location and save time!
  • Visitors with disabilities and seniors can find the route quickly. Finding the correct route ensures a more comfortable experience.
  • If you are visiting for the first time, the map will show you hidden spots that are not famous but are a must-see!
  • Understanding the layout of the garden will help you create an estimate of the distance you need to walk on foot. 
  • You won’t have to keep asking strangers for directions. Simply open the map and find all the facilities in one place! 
  • An updated map will ensure that you don’t take a wrong turn and avoid garden spaces that are temporarily closed. 
  • The Gardens by the Bay App includes plant information, games, stories, shuttle tickets, and more with a map. This app will enhance your visit! 

FAQs for Gardens by the Bay Map

Is the Gardens by the Bay map available in different languages?

 You can access the Gardens by the Bay map in Mandarin, Tamil, Malay, Japanese, and English on the Gardens by the Bay App.

Where are the Dragonfly Lake and Kingfisher Lake on the Gardens by the Bay Map?

The Dragonfly Lake is on the left side of the map, just beside the Heritage Gardens and Silver Gardens.

The Kingfisher Lake is on the right side of the map next to the Far East Organization Children’s Gardens. 

From where can I get a digital map of Gardens by the Bay?

 You can download a digital map by clicking the text Gardens by the Bay map pdf. Visitors can also find a map on the Gardens by the Bay official website and a map with GPS tracking on their mobile phone app. 

Where can I store luggage in the Gardens by the Bay?

 You can find electronic lockers at the Golden Garden, the Canopy, and Floral Fantasy. You must pay to use the lockers available from 5 am to 2 am. 

From where can I get a wheelchair in the Gardens by the Bay?

You can hire a wheelchair for S$2 for a day from the Gift shop or one of the ticketing counters near the Canopy or Floral Fantasy.

You have to return the wheelchair at 9 pm. 

Are Gardens by the Bay wheelchair accessible?

The Gardens by the Bay is completely wheelchair accessible, as they have elevators and ramps in all attractions. 

Is a Gardens by the Bay map better than an audio or tourist guide?

The Gardens by the Bay map is perfect for regular visitors. If you want an in-depth experience along with explanations and to learn more about the history, an audio guide or Gardens by the Bay tour is a better option. 

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