12 Singapore Parks & Gardens to Experience Spring in Singapore

‘Spring’ in Singapore: 12 Parks & Gardens for a Floral Season Close to Home

The Garden City deserves its moniker and we’ll show you why.

When spring arrives, we might feel jealous of friends who fly off to other countries where cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you haven’t booked an overseas trip, don’t worry because there are plenty of places where you can experience spring in Singapore. From trumpet flowers that resemble cherry blossoms to vivid fiery-looking flame trees, this island nation has no shortage of beautiful blooms to admire.

Read on to discover the best Singapore parks and gardens to see stunning springtime flowers! 

Also read: 12 Spring Destinations to Spot Lovely Flowers in Bloom

Best parks and gardens to step into spring in Singapore

1. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is an oasis in the heartlands with so much to offer besides its famous otter family. From March to April, and August to September, dry spells followed by heavy rains will trigger the blooming of the park’s numerous trumpet trees.

These trees produce ethereal pink and white flowers which look like cherry blossoms. When these iconic Singapore flowers are reflected on the surface of the meandering Kallang River, they form a spectacular picture. 

2. East Coast Park

To see a magenta curtain of bougainvillaea against the backdrop of the deep blue sea, come to East Coast Park. Cycle through the park’s Bougainvillea Garden to admire these exquisite flowers and feel the refreshing sea breeze. The park has many bike rental shops, so you won’t need to bring your own bicycle. 

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If you’re lucky, you may catch the park’s flame trees in full bloom. Since Singapore has no pronounced seasons, the flowering period of these fiery red beauties will vary among individuals. Two other Singapore flowers you might see in this park are the dark-red Malayan crape myrtle and trumpet blooms. 

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3. Jurong Lake Gardens

From March to April and August to September, Jurong Lake Gardens is covered in a canopy of pink and white trumpet tree blossoms. This is definitely one of the most tranquil gardens in Singapore, so come here to unwind when you’re feeling stressed out. The gardens’ calm lake, butterfly maze, and swaying lalang fields will put your mind to rest, especially when complemented by the beauty of the trumpet blooms. 

4. Japanese Cemetery Park

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The Japanese Cemetery Park is a peaceful memorial that holds the graves of more than 1,000 of Singapore’s Japanese residents. Apart from its rich heritage, the park is notable for its picturesque floral archways draped with bougainvillaeas. 


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After snapping Instagrammable shots of the floral archways, take your time to wander the serene grounds of the park. Some of the graves have ornate designs and Corinthian pillars which reflect the wealth of the people buried here. 

5. Ulu Pandan Park Connector

Running along the scenic Sungei Ulu Pandan Canal, the Ulu Pandan Park Connector is lined with pink and white trumpet flowers during the wet season. While viewing the trumpet flowers, keep your eyes peeled for the Red-capped woodpeckers, kingfishers, grey herons and white egrets that come to the canal to feed. Boasting beautiful flowers and vibrant wildlife right in the heart of a bustling city, this connector is a true gem among Singapore parks. 

6. Telok Blangah Hill Park 

Telok Blangah Hill Park is one of the most scenic Singapore parks to experience spring. The park’s Terrace Garden is a popular spot for wedding photography and it’s easy to see why. Awash in a sea of romantic bougainvillaea and offering panoramic views of the city, the garden is a picture-perfect haven for couples. Other than the Terrace Garden, the park holds many shady spots and tables where you can enjoy a relaxing picnic with family and friends. 

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7. Gardens by the Bay

If you want to see real Japanese cherry blossoms in Singapore, there is one place you can do so. Head to Gardens by the Bay from 11 Mar to 9 Apr 2023 to experience their annual sakura event. During this event, the gardens’ Flower Dome will be transformed into a cherry blossom wonderland. Decorated with torii gates, marumado (Japanese circular windows), and carp streamers, this sakura garden will allow you to experience the magic of a Japanese spring in Singapore. 

Opening hours: 9am to 9pm

Admission rate: $12 for adult, $8 for seniors and children (Singapore residents), $53 for adults, $40 for children (non-residents)

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8. Robertson Quay

Although Robertson Quay is not a park or garden, it is among the best places to see trumpet flowers in Singapore. Trumpet trees can be found along the Robertson Bridge, Alkaff Bridge, and Riverside Walk, as well as outside the Warehouse Hotel. You can saunter along the Singapore River to view these dazzling blooms before heading to one of the restaurants in the area for a fancy meal. 

9. Pasir Ris Park

Pasir Ris Park is one of the Singapore parks where you can find the elegant pink mempat. Appearing in February and August, these flowers are light pink and grow in clusters. As they fall on the pavement, they create a lovely dreamscape that will make you reluctant to leave. 

Another flower you can find here is the purple bougainvillaea, also known as “Mrs Eva.” This woody shrub looks even more impressive with deep purple flowers, as compared to the more common pink variety. 

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10. Sun Plaza Park

Located in Tampines, Sun Plaza Park offers many outdoor activities you can engage in while viewing the spring flowers. Step into spring in Singapore with a game of woodball or beach ball under a canopy of pink and white trumpet blooms. 

The park connector network allows visitors to walk from Bedok Reservoir Park to Pasir Ris Park via Sun Plaza Park. If you’ve got the time, why not take a long walk through these three Singapore parks to make the most of the fleeting trumpet blossoms? 

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11. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Of course, no list of parks and gardens in Singapore would be complete without the Botanic Gardens, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside this sprawling park, you’ll find the National Orchid Garden. This special garden simulates a temperate environment, allowing visitors to see over 3,000 varieties of orchids, many of which grow in cooler climates. 

The orchid garden has four zones, each representing one season. The spring zone boasts bright and cheerful shades of cream, yellow, and gold. The summer zone has bold pink and red orchids, the autumn zone sports soft oranges and greens, and the winter zone has mainly violet and white orchids. 

If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy a picnic, head to the gardens’ iconic Bandstand Gazebo. This charming gazebo is surrounded by yellow rain trees that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a golden spring in Singapore. 

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12. Bedok Reservoir Park

Bedok Reservoir Park is a great place to jog and take part in water sports while enjoying the sight of blooming trumpet trees. Walk around the reservoir in the centre of the park to see herons, kingfishers, and swallows hunting their prey. There is also a Biodiversity Garden filled with aromatic plants like jasmine, mock orange, and ylang-ylang. Treat yourself to a feast for the senses by traipsing through the garden and taking in its floral scents. 

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With that, we conclude our list of the best parks and gardens in Singapore to enjoy spring vibes on a tropical island. Although you can’t find cherry blossoms in the wild here, it’s still possible to experience spring in Singapore if you know where to look. 

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Joyce Lee
Joyce Lee

Joyce is an aspiring writer who lives on black coffee and Netflix. In her free time, she reads, goes for long walks at sunset, and dreams of faraway places.