(Singapore, May 23, 2012) – Gardens by the Bay announced that the official launch of Bay South Garden will take place on the evening of 28 June 2012 and the garden will open to the public on 29 June 2012.

To celebrate the opening, a program of exciting events spanning two weekends will be held from 29 June to 8 July 2012. Festivities include an array of activities held at different parts of the 134-acre Bay South Garden including 'live' concerts by Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and local songbird Corrinne May; family carnivals including a green fair to raise awareness of the environment; performances, storytelling and activities for kids; educational demonstrations and self-discovery trails; a photo competition; and, an outdoor movie under the stars.

Highlights of Bay South Garden
When Bay South Garden opens on 29 June 2012, visitors will be able to experience its signature features such as: the 'Flower Dome' and 'Cloud Forest' cooled conservatories; the Supertrees in the Golden Garden, Silver Garden and Supertree Grove; the Heritage Gardens; The World of Plants; and, the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.

In addition, they can look forward to changing floral displays in the Flower Dome, a specially choreographed light and sound show at the Supertree Grove, and a series of interpretive media and narratives that bring to life the story of plants. Completing the experience will be a host of lifestyle offerings including dining and retail.

"Gardens by the Bay will provide a unique green space and horticulture-themed leisure destination in Marina Bay for all to enjoy. We are excited that in June we will finally be able to share with everyone this new garden, which has been some five years in the making," said Dr. Kiat W. Tan, CEO, Gardens by the Bay.

"We are pulling our efforts together to realize the aspiration of delivering a garden that families, friends and communities in Singapore can enjoy and cherish. As the plants establish and mature over time, we hope that visitors will continue to give their support and grow with the Gardens," Dr Tan added.

From 29 June 2012, Bay South Garden will be open to the public from 5.00am to 2.00am daily. Opening hours for the cooled conservatories and the aerial walkway in the Supertree Grove are from 9.00am to 9.00pm daily.

Entry to Bay South Garden will be free, with the exception of the cooled conservatories which showcase plants of high conservation value from two of the most endangered habitats in the world.

Gardens by the Bay is one of several highly anticipated attractions opening in Singapore this year.  Set to match the success of the Singapore's globally renowned Night Safari, the River Safari will be Asia's first river-themed animal park comprising of boat rides and displays of freshwater habitats.

Moreover, the highly-anticipated International Cruise Terminal (ICT) is set to open summer 2012. The Terminal will double Singapore's berth capacity and enable more cruise ships to homeport and call on Singapore and Asia.

For more information visit http://www.gardensbythebay.org.sg/.