Botanic Gardens

Orchid garden

Walk through a rainforest and see tropical flora

The Botanic Gardens, which houses a variety of smaller gardens, has been integral in Singapore’s 30-year old programme to transform the island into a “garden city”. It became a centre for the experimentation, growth and supply of a variety of plants, including orchids, for use all over Singapore. It is also a catalog of the flora of Singapore and the surrounding countries. 

The gardens have recently undergone massive “upgrading” works and should be worth visiting.

What to see and do

  • Healing Garden
  • Eco Garden
  • Jacob Balls Children’s Garden
  • Evolution Garden
  • Palm Valley
  • Orchid Garden
  • Ginger Garden
  • Performances
  • Tours

Estimated Touring Time
2 to 3 hours

The best time to visit
The Botanic Gardens is opened between 5 am and 12 midnight daily. Admission is free but entering the National Orchid Garden within the Botanic Gardens requires a S$5 ticket for adult, and a $1 ticket for students and those above 60 years of age.

It is best to avoid the hot afternoon sun, so morning and late afternoon strolls are ideal.

For details on guided tours, opening hours of the different gardens, various attractions and events, please visit its official web site:

How to get there
Follow the signage that says, “Botanic Gardens” once you get to the Botanic Gardens MRT station.

How to get back
Same way you came.

More pictures

botanic gardens gate

The Botanic Gardens’ gate (on the left) located immediately in front of the Botanic Gardens MRT station (on the right)

A morning or late afternoon stroll makes the tour less tiresome


French students behind a man-made waterfall in the gardens

botanic gardens gazebo

A famous camera subject in Botanic Gardens


One of many directional signs

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