Singapore Botanic Gardens

+6564717138
1 Cluny Road
www.sbg.org.sg

Price: admission free
Working hours: from 5.00 to 0.00

The luxurious botanical gardens adjoined to the Singapore central trade square Orchard Road are reckoned to be among the country’s most famous and frequently visited sights. Accurately too; several millions of tourists visit it annually. With the largest collection of tropical plants, the Singapore Gardens are rightly considered to be the leading equatorial botanic gardens in the world. Recently, the respected periodical ‘Time’ awarded it the title of ‘the best urban jungle.’

The city-state’s first experimental botanical gardens were laid out by Singapore's founder Stamford Raffles in 1822. His main objective was to cultivate agricultural crops that were important for the country: cocoa beans, cloves and nutmeg, as well as other spices and fruits that had potential economic importance for the young and developing state. However, seven years after Sir Raffles’ death the botanical garden was shut down.

In 1859, another – this time decorative – garden was laid out in place of the old one. This was planned as a city recreation park, where flower exhibitions and garden festivals could be organized. The creators masterly turned this huge area of primeval tropical forest into magnificent park, with well-groomed alleys, picturesque terraces, artificial lakes, waterfalls, sculptures and benches for relaxation.

The Singapore Botanical Gardens present all the richness and variety of this micro-country’s fauna: almost all of the known samples of tropical plants are gathered on park’s 52-hectare territory. The garden's grounds are divided into several sections, each of which is devoted to certain exposition. Palm Valley, Fern Conservatory, Ginger Garden and Swan Lake are among the most interesting ones. The evolution Garden also enjoys a special popularity among tourists. The exposition here tells the story of life’s origin and development, as well as about plants’ vital role in sustaining life on Earth. The plants that existed on the Earth thousands of years ago can be seen here.

The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden – the first children’s interactive botanic garden in Asia – is where smaller visitors can make their own discoveries, conduct their first experiments with plants and learn to deal with nature carefully and was opened on the Singapore Gardens’ territory.

Several cafes and restaurants offering a variety of cuisines operate at the Botanical Garden. At weekends, live music concerts are conducted at the concert ground, located near the lake.

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Mike

Its a MUST!

19.05.2018  
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Natalia

Way nicer area than the marina park!

14.04.2018  
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Anna

Это райское место! Безумие растительного мира, орхидеи и водопады! Очень красиво. Здесь можно бродить целый день.

31.01.2018  
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samo

magnifique jardin botanique qui est d'une propreté, d une grandeur et d une gestion exemplaire. absolument fabuleux.

03.11.2017  
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Αλέξης Ταν

Come here for a picnic! There is a playground for children! There is a Swan Lake and many types of flowers!

16.09.2017  
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Ansel

Definitely a go to in Singapore. Orchids are beautiful and fragrant. A different sight away from all the buildings!

15.09.2017  
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Sophie

Un très bel endroit à découvrir. Je l'ai visité début septembre et il y avait des fleurs partout!

08.09.2017  
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24.08.2017  
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Aliexx

Wow kerennnn

30.06.2017  
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Steve

Best place to jog and take the kids in Singapore. Jacob Ballas, the lake near Botanic Garden MRT has 100+ turtles and a black swan, red brick walk has a nice incline for jogging.

28.05.2017  
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James

Go try the cold spiced Island coffee opposite the orchid garden

27.05.2017  
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James

Go try the cold spiced Island coffee from the shops in the centre opposite the orchid garden!

27.05.2017  
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Pierre

Collection of Orchids is just amazing !

09.05.2017  
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Lyuda

Дуже красивий сад! Однозначно варто побувати)

19.04.2017  
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Sawit

Really love the place. Walking in the park in a nice weather. Such a pleasure

13.04.2017  
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Ron

Absolutely beautiful

09.04.2017  
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Lina

Free shuttle bus that can bring you to Holland Village MRT.

05.03.2017  
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Adam

No cash machine + $10 minimum for card payment in most places.

25.02.2017  
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Ruslan

Orchids garden is fantastic

30.01.2017  
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Ashley

Beautiful gardens and lovely walk!

26.01.2017  
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