Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

4.7
#3 of 102 in Parks in Singapore
Lose yourself among the orchids at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Built in 1859, the expansive gardens offer something for everyone, from enthusiastic botanists to guests simply looking for a relaxing stroll. Check out the world's biggest collections of orchids, or learn something new at the botany center. Kids can let off some steam at the children's garden, which offers plenty of entertainment for the little ones, including tree houses, water play areas, and interactive educational activities. Plan your visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Singapore trip planner .
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  • This was a great wee trip, okay if you are not really interested in gardens like me you might think not for me, but it was a lovely place and I would recommend a visit  more »
  • Going to the botanical gardens you are transported to a new world almost. You’re definitely in a tropical paradise where the leaves can be as big as you are. Even if you go to gardens by the bay, you ...  more »
  • Concerts, gorgeous orchids, kids garden... one can jog daily, come for a walk - it is never the same. Love it! The hornbills, sun birds, monitor lizards, wild roosters, squirrels - all creatures love ...  more »
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  • Our very own UNESCO World Heritage site. This old dame has been around since before independence and it provides a nice respite from the busy city state goings-on. Come here for the varied plant species, Orchid Gardens or simply just to have a run or walk. During the weekends, indulge in the periodic free performances and concerts; what better way to spend the weekend among greenery and the arts. Great for picnics and runabouts for little ones or the pet pooch.
  • This place is great! It has a lot of different types of plants and very detailed explanation about those plants. It is a great place to learn or to bring your family. There is also a playground and a mist area which kids will enjoy and there are a few restaurants I think. I love this place and there are a lot of tourists visiting this place. Definitely worth checking out if you are a tourist
  • Like anything in Singapore the gardens are well planned. The gardens are very big and you can spend there 5 hours. However, we were there approximately two hours, visited the west side of the park. Variety of plants, trees, flowers and animals (in the lake). Some of the activities inside the gardens require entry fees while the entry to the botanic gardens is free of cost. We had great experience there and I wish you too.
  • A nice place to visit while in Singapore especially if you are into nature. The orchids are really pretty and you can get some really good photos here so do not forget your camera. A relaxing place that adults will enjoy and the kids can have fun running around and exploring. It is also cool to say that you went and visited a 158 year old tropical garden and that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Fantastic lots to see and do. There is rain forest flowers a beautiful orchid garden. There is water plants lakes some full of wild life. There is lots of refreshment places lots of drinking water fountains. You could send the full day here. And bringing a your own food and drink could make it a really special day it your a couple or a family.
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The country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site is a showcase of spectacular tropical flora. There are also many idyllic photo spots throughout the Gardens such as Swan Lake and The Bandstand gazebo. Set in lush greenery, the 158-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens is the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only tropical botanic garden on the list. Its impressive, ornate main gate is a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity. It boasts four pillars and supporting swinging gates framing a cast-aluminium lattice of Bauhinia kockiana, the climber planted at the fencing just beside it. Inside, the gardens is a showcase of spectacular tropical flora, with various species of plants and flowers that makes beautiful photo backdrop.