With spring’s arrival come grand displays of technicolor blooms, most famously at places such as Holland’s Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and Japan’s cherry tree-adorned Mount Yoshino. Here are five more-surprising ways to celebrate the wonder of plants around the world.
During the year since its opening in April 2019, the Jewel complex at Singapore’s Changi Airport has become a destination in its own right. Along with shops and restaurants, find a terrarium-like dome with more than 2,000 trees and 100,000 shrubs—plus the 131-foot-high Rain Vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall. Jewel, located outside the airport security zone, is next to Terminal 1 and an easy connection (via pedestrian bridge or shuttle) from Terminals 2, 3, and 4.
How does your garden glow? At South Carolina’s Brookgreen Gardens, it’s through large-scale light installations. In the evenings from April 8 through September 12, “Bruce Munro at Brookgreen: Southern Light” features immersive mixed media experiences by the acclaimed British artist in seven different garden areas. Expect one of the most mesmerizing to be Field of Light, LED-illuminated stems stretching across 6.5 acres of the arboretum.