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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Singapore Botanic Gardens Reviews
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is over 150 year old tropical garden. It is located very close to the famous Orchard Road shopping district. It is the only tropical garden that is honored as UNESCO Worl... more »
Everyone seems to flock to Gardens by the bay, buying an expensive ticket when the bulk of the much older Botanic Gardens is free. Inside, the Orchid Garden is $5 (with concessions). It is truly wonde... more »
a must visit, but need time to appreciate the beauty and make time to rest in peace. great facilities and an oportunity to aquire knowledge on the well placed information. more »
Lovey place to come and walk. Local or not, it’s a super well kept and free place to enjoy nature. The staff here do an amazing job of keeping the place tidy and looking amazing. There are also some cool places to see plants, such as the sensory garden. I’m not one for flower watching but I did enjoy walking round this park/garden for a few hours.
I’m sure this place is absolutely gorgeous. Not entirely sure because I got there when it was getting dark. Though there are areas that are well light, for the most part everything off of the pathways are dark. I was pleased to see huge trees, leafs beyond the size I’m accustomed to seeing, large grassy areas, and I loved seeing how diverse the gardens are with so many different themed spots (I just couldn’t really see them in the dark). I definitely need to go back during the day. The three highlights I saw were the Band Stand, which was well lit and provided a fun almost step-back-in-time feel about it; the Waterfall, also well lit and provided a much needed cooling effect from the dripping tunnel behind the waterfall and the spray from falls (it is manmade and not very big, but was a fun little find), and lastly the huge banyan tree on the southeast shore of the Swan Lake on the south side of the park, which was just impressive with how many roots descent from its lofty branches to the ground. Go check the gardens out, but get there before it is dark! The Subway has a stop right at the gardens so they are easy to get to via subway. The Blue and yellow line both stop there. The gardens are free, but some of the themed sections do require an entrance fee. All of those close at dusk, so I wasn’t able to see any of them. Next time.
This is a really peaceful place to go for a walk. The various scenery and garden views are one that you can seldom find in a city. From lake to maze, there are always something for everyone. Good to bring kids and elderly here too. It's also full of history and heritage that sees the changes in Singapore history. Last but not least, this is one of the safest country in the world too. You will see joggers jogging even at night time too. You can safely stroll here during your visit to Singapore.
Me and my brother's family were having a picnic here a couple of days ago. The garden is quite spacious, a lot of greenery, it also has spaces for children. During hot season, it is recommended to come here after 4 pm so you don't feel as hot. You can bring your own picnic rug or use a thin tablecloth (you can buy easily at Daiso for S$2) to make your own space to sit down and relax. Some animals like turtles, swans live here peacefully and sometimes people bring their pets here. Highly recommended place to hangout with friends or family.
Botanic Gardens is a nice place for a walk or a short outdoor workout. However Singapore is incredibly humid, so going in December might be a better idea. Picnics there are also beautiful. Just be aware of the different exits and entrances. Botanic Gardens is huge and isn't confined to an area in Singapore. If you're looking for a specific place in Botanic Gardens ( specific attraction / cafe / etc), look at the map and find the respective place to park / take a train to. If not you may have to walk quite a long distance to get to where you want to.
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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.
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