Over the Deepavali weekend, I got my family signed up for the Gardens by the Bay Friends of the Gardens membership.

Family picture (short of my sister who was the one who took this picture)

Family picture (short of my sister who was the one who took this picture)

The membership card we got was the Friends of the Gardens Family Plus which give unlimited free admission to 5 family members (no age restriction) for an entire year. Shared privileges include:

All these for a price tag of S$238. That works out to S$47.60 per pax. For my family, all five of the passes were allocated to adults (my wife, my parents and my sister). Asher gets to visit for free because he is under three years old.

If each person were to visit one of the dome for a minimum of 4 times a year, this will cost S$12 x 4 = S$48, not including parking charges.

Worthwhile isn’t it?

There are always different themes at the Flower Dome during festive occasions. These are great opportunities for families to gather for photo-taking and bonding. Here are some photos I took with my family during the Deepavali weekend:

Photo I took of my family

Photo I took of my family

Rangoli: indian rice art

Rangoli: indian rice art

At the Flower Dome

At the Flower Dome

Elephants in chrysanthemum flower bed

Elephants in chrysanthemum flower bed

This flower looks like a bird in flight

This flower looks like a bird in flight

Other purple flowers

Other purple flowers

Cute little flower pod

Cute little flower pod

Deepavali display at the Flower Dome

Deepavali display at the Flower Dome

Red elephants

Red elephants

More deepavali decors

More deepavali decors

This train set is new. I did not see it during my previous visit.

This train set is new. I did not see it during my previous visit.

Asher looks looking at the train and stood there and watched for a long time

Asher looks looking at the train and stood there and watched for a long time

Then, he asked me if I can buy the train set for him...

Then, he asked me if I can buy the train set for him…

The mist adds to the mystery of the garden at the top of Cloud Forest

The mist adds to the mystery of the garden at the top of Cloud Forest

Medinilla magnifica

Medinilla magnifica

Asher feeling really happy

Asher feeling really happy

Can you name this plant?

Can you name this plant?

Pretty little red flower

Pretty little red flower

Long red flowers

Long red flowers

Each time I visit Cloud Forest, the foliage gets thicker

Each time I visit Cloud Forest, the foliage gets thicker

From another angle

From another angle

Happy family of three

Happy family of three

For retirees like my parents, the family pass allows them to take regular long strolls in the cool conservatories. They can also enjoy free parking, dining discounts and bring their grandson along for some fresh air.

Gardens by the Bay currently offers five different membership types to cater to different group of visitors. Here is a quick glance on the prices for the various memberships:

If you are interested to apply for membership, simply  download and complete this application form and email it to [email protected]. More details are available on the official website.