Friday, August 3, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Gardens By The Bay - Flower Dome

The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. Stop and smell the flowers in the colourful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons, festivals and themes. You can read more about the flower dome from its official website

The whole dome is air conditioned and to reduce the amount of energy required in the cooling process, the air in the Flower Dome is de-humidified by liquid desiccant (drying agent) before it is cooled. This desiccant is recycled using the waste heat from the burning of the biomass. You can view the official website to see how the cooling system works.

The flowers displays will change very soon according to their facebook posting. I will post more photos of the plants and flowers in coming posts.

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1 comment:

sceneoftranquility said...

Wow!This is one very beautiful dome.