Singapore Botanic Gardens

Overview of Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a blossoming garden that sits on 63.7 hectares of land holding many rare specimens of plant life. Enjoy and relax by either taking a slow walk around the Singapore Botanic Gardens or choosing a pleasant spot for a picnic with your family.

It is the only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the National Orchid Garden.


National Orchid Garden. The main attraction within the botanic gardens. Located on the mid-western side of the garden, the hilly three hectare site has a collection of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids.

Ginger Garden Located next to the National Orchid Garden, this one hectare garden lumps together the collection of members of the family Zingiberaceae. There is also a drop-off point along Tyersall Avenue as well as a waterfall. The garden was officially opened in 2003.

Evolution Garden. A new attraction at the botanic garden is the 1.5-hectare (3.7 acre) Evolution Garden, located within the Central Core. The Evolution Garden tells the evolution story of plant life on Earth throughout the ages.

Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate The corridors and walkways of the Botany Centre are covered by leaf imprint. And there are also a number of wooden carvings that litter the ground. There are also fern covered vertical walls. The Green Pavilion is the first "green roof" in Singapore. Weed-like or grass-like plants fully cover the pitched roof. It houses the visitor services desk as well as the foodcourt (Taman Serasi Food Garden) at its basement.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden The children's garden was named after its main donor the late Mr Jacob Ballas, a Jewish-Singaporean philanthropist who died in 2000. It is located at the quiter Northern end of the botanic gardens. It has its own Visitor Centre with a cafe. It is Asia's first children's garden. There are play areas like the Water Play area, a small playground, tree-houses with slides, mazes...etc. There are also interactive exhibits like teaching how photosynthesis works in a fun way, mini-gardens that showcase different uses of plants like in making dyes, beverages or as herbs.

Shop for exquisitely beautiful gift items at the RISIS Store located at the entrance of National Orchid Garden. Its merchandise ranges from ornate sets of orchid brooches to unique name cardholders with designs inspired by the Peranakan culture, which is a fusion of Chinese, Malay, and European influences. Definitely a great place for those who are looking for special mementos.

How to get to Singapore Botanic Gardens

Get to the Singapore Botanic Gardens by Public Bus via Holland Road or Bukit Timah Road.

  • via Holland Road: SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174 SMRT 75, 77, 106
  • via Bukit Timah Road: SBS Transit 66, 151, 153, 154 SMRT 67, 171

Opening Hours

Daily 5am to 12 midnight

  • National Orchid Garden 8.30 am to 7 pm daily (last ticket sale at 6pm)
  • Jacob Ballas Children's Garden 8.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm) The Children's Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)
  • Library of Botany and Horticulture Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am - 5.00pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 9.00am - 1.00pm; Public Holidays: Closed


Cluny Road Singapore 259569

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