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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Explore an urban rainforest or enjoy a relaxing picnic at these sprawling botanic gardens.

For more than a century and a half, Singapore’s Botanic Gardens have led the world in orchid research, while providing an expansive natural landscape in the heart of the city. Today, the gardens are one of only a few green spaces left in the densely populated downtown area, and are frequented by residents and tourists alike for the relaxing escape they provide. Spanning over 183 acres (74 hectares), the Singapore Botanic Gardens provide a great day out for nature lovers and families. Visitors to the gardens can discover local species of plants, a vast range of wildlife and an excellent location for a picnic.

The gardens open before sunrise so arrive early to beat the heat and enjoy some quiet time before crowds arrive. Listen to native birds sing and watch the sun rise from above the trees. Singapore is one of only two cities in the world that is home to a tropical rainforest; garden visitors will discover a dense canopy that provides shelter from the sun.

Explore the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden with the family, an excellent educational and interactive center for all ages. Children can enjoy the water play area or discover the process of photosynthesis. Make your way to the National Orchid Garden to find over 1,000 species of orchids. The center is considered one of the world leaders in orchid research and has created more than 2,000 hybrids.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens are located in downtown Singapore and can be reached by car, taxi or public transportation. Visitors arriving by bus can reach the gardens on a number of different routes. Parking is available for a fee or there is public parking on Tyersall Avenue. The Singapore Botanic Gardens are open daily and admission is free. There is a small fee to enter the National Orchid Garden within the grounds.

Popular Activities at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Want to make your visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens even more unforgettable? Remember to try a few of these activities:

When organizing your trip, you may want to think about buying a Half-Day City Tour including Visit to Singapore Botanic Gardens and a Morning City Tour.

Examine our Tanglin things to do page to discover many more activities while you're here.


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Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore $220
Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0

    It is a beautiful property with amazing lush gardens. Very lovely staff and great locati9n for walking into Orchard. Highly recommend staying here!

    Mandarin Orchard Singapore $221
    Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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    Mandarin Orchard Singapore

    Mandarin Orchard Singapore

    333 Orchard Road, Singapore
       
      4.2 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0

      The property is good... easy access to everything. This is our 2nd time to stay on this hotel and what makes us to choose this place again is the easy access to the shopping malls, walking distance to good store and many more.

      Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La $136
      Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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      Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La

      Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La

      1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Excellent hotel and helpful staffs. Well worth the money.

        Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (Formerly known as Orchard Parade Hotel) $103
        Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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        Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (Formerly known as Orchard Parade Hotel)

        Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (Formerly known as Orchard Parade Hotel)

        1 Tanglin Road, Singapore
           
          3.9 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Swimming pool is great! Restaurants on site are all good.

          Mercure Singapore On Stevens $96
          Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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          Mercure Singapore On Stevens

          Mercure Singapore On Stevens

          28 Stevens Road #01-02, Orchard, Singapore
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Overall good ambience

            YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road $123
            Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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            YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road

            YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road

            366 Orchard Road, Singapore
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Perfect location to access to surroundings in Orchard by MRT and Bus system. Staff members are very helpful and polite. Recommend to anyone.

              Regent Singapore $152
              Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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              Regent Singapore

              Regent Singapore

              1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0

                Amazing service staff, very accommodating and quick service and always with a smile on their faces. Check in and check out processes were swift and painless. Size of the executive suite was very generous as well. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a stay near the town but ...

                Grand Hyatt Singapore $166
                Reviewed on May 15, 2019
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                Grand Hyatt Singapore

                Grand Hyatt Singapore

                10 Scotts Road, Singapore
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  Everything good. Specially Brix bar very nice. I recommend.