Botanic Gardens

Don't leave Singapore without a visit to the more than 140-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens, a revered horticultural masterpiece and verdant oasis lying close to the busy Orchard Road area. It is beloved by early morning tai chi exponents, families, joggers and nature enthusiasts.

Founded in its existing location in 1859, the 52-hectare Gardens is one of the world's great centres of botanical scholarship.  It is a place of beauty and tranquility at the heart of the city.

Our walk, which leads to the National Orchid Garden, starts at the small Minden Gate on Holland Road. This gate is very close to the prominent Tanglin Gate (former Main Gate) which is closed for upgrading works until mid 2005. When facing the Tanglin Gate, the Minden Gate is to your left.

Highlights : A 3-hectare National Orchid Garden that opened in 1995 and showcases 700 species and more than 2,000 hybrid orchids; a Cool House that simulates a tropical mountain forest; a 250-species strong Palm collection (Palm Valley); an Eco Garden at the Bukit Timah location (plants with medicinal, culinary and industrial uses); and a 6-hectare natural remnant rainforest.

Opening hours : 5 am till midnight for the main Gardens;
                          8.30 am – 7 pm for the National Orchid Garden. 

Admission : Admission to the main Gardens is free. 
                    Admission to the National Orchid Garden is:
                    $5 for adults;
                    $1 for senior citizens
                    $1 students (please produce your student pass)
                    Free for children 12 and below of age

Location :
Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
1 Cluny Road. Singapore 259569
Visitor Service Counter  Tel: 6471 7361
The Botanic Gardens Shop at the Visitor Centre carries nature books and unusual gifts .

Parks in Singapore
Ang Mo Kio Garden West
Sembawang Park
Bedok Town Park
National Orchid Garden
Mount Faber Park
Pasir Ris Park
Istana Park
Yishun Park
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Kent Ridge Park
Telok Blangah Hill Park
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War Memorial Park
Ang Mo Kio Garden East
Toa Payoh Park
Bedok Reservoir Park
Changi Beach Park
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Lower Seletar Reservoir
Fort Canning Hill Park
Marina Promenade
Bukit Batok Town Park
Causeway Point Shopping Centre

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