23 Jun '12, 11am

Singapore's Supertree-Powered Gardens By the Bay Opens to Public (Photos)

Singapore's Supertree-Powered Gardens By the Bay Opens to Public (Photos)

© Craig Sheppard / Grant Associates . The new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. One of the largest horticultural attractions in the world, Singapore's Gardens by the Bay , opens to the public Friday, June 29, offering a unique fusion of nature and technology. Since we last reported on the project's most distinctive element -- 18 giant solar-powered, plant-growing "Supertrees " -- UK-based landscape architects Grant Associates have released some stunning photos of the £500 million complex. © Craig Sheppard / Grant Associates . One of the project's two 'cooled conservatories.' Built on reclaimed waterfront land, the 101-hectacre gardens comprise three separate landscapes and includes two massive (but energy-efficient) biomes designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects that contain tens of thousands of Mediterranean and tropical plants . Both "cooled conservatories" run on energy ge...

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