Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:05 AM
One of the biggest urban gardens in the world is set to open today in Singapore.
Measuring the equivalent of 177 football fields, the garden's main highlight are the 'Supertrees'; colossal trunks with heights varying between 25 and 50 metres, which weigh hundreds of tonnes. A total of 18 Supertrees have been planted in Gardens by the Bay, amongst over 162,900 other plants.
Visitors will be able to walk through the canopy of the trees and look down on the gardens,via a 128 metre long aerial walkway - 22 metres above the ground - which connects two of the largest Supertrees.
Other highlights of the garden include highly-sustainable structures, an indoor waterfall, a perpetually flowering meadow, and cascading levels of vertical planting.
Gardens by the Bay will form an integral part of Singapore's City in a Garden vision - a whole country geared to nurture flora and greenery.
The project will be open to the public from 5.00am to 2.00am daily. Entry will be free.
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