18 Gardens in Singapore To Give You A Well Deserved Nature Experience!

Singapore is renowned for its beauty and green initiatives, and thus, is increasingly gaining an appreciation for its environmental programmes. Singapore is one of the most densely populated regions, but still, the city has earned the nickname 'City in a Garden' owing to the areas of green space in the city thanks to the beautiful gardens in Singapore. So hop out of your hotel and discover the charm all around you!

1. Gardens by the Bay 

Gardens by the bay, Gardens in Singapore
The Supertree Groves at Gardens by the Bay (Source)
Gardens by the Bay is the most famous garden in Singapore and is on the bucket list of every tourist. Spread across 101 hectares, it encompasses three waterfront gardens- Bay Central, Bay South and Bay East. The park has SuperTree Groves- eighteen metal structures, all of which are covered in vegetation and other plants. Two of the tallest SuperTree Groves are connected with a bridge to get a view of the entire park. The park has many attractions like the Flower Dome, Marina Barrage, Cloud Forest Conservatories and Heritage Gardens. So, walk into the most beautiful garden in Singapore!
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore

2. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore
The serene Singapore Botanic Gardens is dotted with small ponds (Source)

Singapore Botanic Garden is the oldest garden in Singapore and is situated in the middle of the busy city-state. The park is rich with flora and is a habitat for many monitor lizards and jungle animals. The Botanic Garden is one of the premier orchid research and breeding centres in the world. This garden contains Jacob Ballas Children's Garden which is a specialised garden for kids and the Symphony Lake, as the name suggests is an excellent spot for family gatherings, picnics and even open-air concerts!

Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore

3. Macritchie Reservoir

Macritchie Reservoir, Gardens in Singapore
The MacRitchie Reservoir Park (Source)
MacRitchie Reservoir is a garden in Singapore that is ideal for nature-lovers. It is a bit away from the city so the visitors can spot wildlife like monkeys, flying lemurs and monitor lizards that inhabit the park. This reservoir offers hiking trails like the Treetop Walk which is a 250m tall bridge. There is a beautiful boardwalk and renting arrangements for kayaks and canoes. While planning your visit to MacRitchie, you should make sure that snacks and sufficient water are kept because there is just one rich shop at the entrance, and also insect repellent and sunscreen.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: MacRitchie Reservoir Park Reservoir Road, Singapore

4. East Coast Park

East Coast Park, Gardens in Singapore
The beach-side East Coast Park (Source)
East Coast Park is Singapore's most extensive park which covers almost two square kilometres of waterfront land. This garden in Singapore also has dedicated cycling and skating lane to explore this beauty. East Coast Park is filled with people on the weekends with their entire family on wheels. They mostly ride bicycles, scooters, rollerblades and even quadricycle which is a fun way to enjoy in the space. East Coast Park offers barbecue park rentals which can be booked in advance from National Parks. Enjoy here with the refreshing breeze and stroll in the sunset!
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore

5. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Gardens in Singapore
The waterbody inside Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (Source)
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the largest swaddles of Primary forest left in Singapore. This reserve may seem like a trek but it has two square kilometres of land and forty per cent of Singapore's species of flora and fauna. This unique garden in Singapore has many hiking trails and even has rock climbing and mountain biking. Bukit Timah also hosts much discovery walks for people who are keen to know more about the wildlife that inhabits the park.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Hindhede Drive, Singapore

6. Bishan Park

Bishan Park, Gardens in Singapore
The resplendent Bishan Park (Source)
Bishan Park is a lovely garden in Singapore located in the middle of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio neighbourhoods. The tourists rarely visit this park but have a great scenic view. The park provides satisfying facilities to be enjoyed by the community like a promenade along a meandering river, several restaurants, spa and even a cycling track. Bishan park has a play structure and a football field too!
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue1, Singapore

7. Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park, Gardens in Singapore
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Fort Canning Park, as compared to other considerable gardens in Singapore, is a tiny park-like-hill in the middle of this busy city. This park has a lot of historical significance because of its elevation and location. The founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, built his first home on this island and during World World 2, the fort was headquarters of the British Army. Fort Canning Park is a famous location for concerts and festivals.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: River Valley Road, Singapore

8. National Orchid Garden

National Orchid Garden Singapore
The National Botanical Gardens, Singapore (Source)

Located on the highest hill of the Singapore Botanical Gardens, the Orchid Garden is a major tourist attraction in Singapore for everyone, whether they are interested in orchids or not. The Garden currently houses over 60,000 orchid plants, out of which 1000 are pure species and 2000 are hybrids; and all of which are carefully curated by the vast team of horticulturists. Four colour zones representing the four seasons are the major theme around which this garden of Singapore has been designed. The zone representing Spring has orchids in shades of gold, yellow and cream; the orchids in the zone representing Summer are deep reds and pinks, the Autumn zone is represented with a mix of muted colour orchids, while the Winter zone has white and cool blue orchids.

Cost: INR 250
Timings: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore

9. Chinese and Japanese Garden 

Chinese Garden Singapore
The picturesque Chinese Garden of Singapore (Source)
The Chinese Garden along with its neighbour- the Japanese Garden, has always been especially famous in Singapore due to its beautiful Asian architecture and hoard of attractions. At the entrance of the Chinese Garden in Singapore stand two majestic lions made of stone which lead to a 13-arch white bridge that resembles and replicates the 17-arch bridge in Beijing. The white bridge leads to the main arch building of the garden that contains a pond filled with Koi fish, another homage to China, and two splendid courtyards ahead of which lies all that the garden has to offer from museums and statues to unique natural displays. It is especially visited during the Mid Autumn Festival as well as the Chinese New Year (January/February).
Cost: No Entry Fee
Timings: 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: 1 Chinese Garden Rd, Singapore

10. Mount Faber Park

Mount Faber Park Singapore
Mount Faber Park affords scenic view of the city (Source)
Mount Faber Park is among the oldest gardens in Singapore. Attracting more tourists than locals, this is a pleasant walking nature reserve with excellent panoramic views of Southern Singapore. It is believed to be even appealing during the nights and is a perfect venue for a romantic evening. Mount Faber Park has footpaths, a road, stairs and a trail leading up to a hill. Lookout points like a small Merlion statue (One of the four in Singapore) and a mural wall depicting scenes of local history are present. A section called "Bell of Happiness" is also present at the Jewel Box, where ringing the bell is believed to bring you happiness and prosperity.

Mount Faber has cable car rides to Harbourfront and Sentosa Island to visitors.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Mount Faber Road, Singapore

11. Bukit Batok Nature Reserve

Bukit Batok Nature Park, Gardens in Singapore
The lush environs of Bukit Batok (Source)
The Bukit Batok Nature Park (BBNP) is a quiet, serene garden near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Bukit Batok means Coughing Hill in Malay and the park was given this name when it was formed in 1988, as it was made around an abandoned quarry that was once used to dig up granite. Since then, the quarry has filled up with rainwater and given way to a beautiful pond set against the foot of a high cliff and the secondary forest that the park now houses. This pond lies at the entrance and is definitely the highlight. The 36-hectare park is perfect for jogging, walking or biking on the trails surrounded by the lush green beauty of the secondary forest. Many also prefer exercising in this park as it contains fitness areas and many bike trails of varying difficulty.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 & Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, Singapore

12. Ginger Garden

Ginger Garden Singapore Botanic Garden
The Ginger Garden of Singapore (Source)
The Ginger Garden in Singapore is one of the several unique gardens that form the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It lies next to the National Orchid Garden and is known as the richest and most extraordinary gardens in Singapore as they contain the most amount of different species under one premise. In fact, some of the plants found in the Botanic Garden are so rare that they are not found in more than one or two locations. The Ginger Garden is a one-hectare land that is filled with a variety of different species of ginger as well as the related families.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore

13. Hort Park

Hort Park Singapore
The stunning HortPark (Source)
The HortPark is a 9-hectare garden in Singapore, located in the southwestern part, and is said to be the first one-stop-shop gardening lifestyle hub in Asia. This park is situated at the Southern Ridges and serves as a park connector, allowing visitors to travel around Kent Ridge Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park. Elevated walkways and connecting bridges facilitated this connect. HortPark is a go-to place for gardening enthusiasts, families and community groups with interest in the environment. People also visit here to relax or have a silent walk in nature, along with the Southern Ridges.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore

14. Telok Blangah Hill Park

Telok Blangah Hill Park, Gardens in Singapore
The Telok Blangah Hill Park at night (Source)
Lying between the exuberant Mount Faber Park and Vibrant HortPark, Telok Blangah Hill Park is a calm, peaceful getaway to enjoy nature with a view. Even though joggers and trekkers may treat it as a mere passageway between two parks, there's much more to it. On one end of Telok Blangah is the well-known Henderson Waves, which is a 274 metre long and 36-metre high undulatory structure with unique curved metal ribs, and on the other end is the Forest Walk which is a 1.3-kilometre-long metal pathway offering breathtaking, bird-eye views of the forest below. Another trail to not miss in Telok Blangah Hill Park is the Earth Trail which runs parallel to the Forest Walk, offering a view of the forest from ground-level.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: 10, Telok Blangah Green, Singapore

15. Pasir Ris Park

Pasir Ris Park
Pasir Ris Park, Singapore (Source)
Pasir Ris Park is the perfect destination for families and friends to have a fun-filled day and not travel to the outskirts of the city. The park is a 70-hectare land stretching across 3.2km, including six hectares of forest. This attribute makes Pasir Ris Park the second largest garden in Singapore. It has several activities for guests to choose from including water sports, cycling, gardening or just relaxing in the outdoors in your choice of location. The park is most famous for the Mangroves that it accommodates in its 70 hectares. 
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours 
Location: 98 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore

16. Kent Ridge Park

Kent Ridge Park
The Kent Ridge Park (Source)
The Kent Ridge Park is a sprawling 47-hectare garden in Singapore situated at Kent Ridge. It lies between the Singapore Science Park and the National University of Singapore. Owing to its high level of biodiversity in terms of greenery and wildlife, this place receives many bird-watchers and nature lovers. The vast area also provides a suitable, serene environment to joggers and fitness enthusiasts. In fact, you will find a series of exercise stations near Carpark B, along a terrace at the park.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Vigilante Dr, Singapore

17. Chestnut Park

Chestnut Park Singapore
The forested trail at Chestnut Park (Source)
Chestnut Nature Park, opened in February 2017, is Singapore’s largest nature park, covering a total of 81 hectares. It is located on the eastern end of Chestnut Avenue, beside the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The Park consists of two parts, in the north and the south, with the Northern part being four times larger than the Southern part. The Chestnut Nature Park was specially made for biking and hiking enthusiasts and is the only nature park in Singapore with separate trials being made for both.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: 7: AM to 7:00 PM
Location: Chestnut Ave, Singapore

18. Ang Mo Kio Town Garden

Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East Singapore
The lotus pond at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden (Source)
This 5-hectare garden in Singapore houses a variety of economically significant trees such as rubber, cinnamon and nutmeg, and the fresh air enveloping this beautiful park attracts many visitors to spend an hour or two in solace. Several sizable, egg-shaped sculptures of nutmeg and rubber seeds adorn the area, adding a touch of uniqueness to the charm of this park. The insides of these sculptures hold written information regarding the rubber and nutmeg estates that used to occupy this space.
Cost: No entry fee
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and 8, behind Ang Mo Kio MRT Station, Singapore
Gardens in Singapore are being compromised lately, so the visitors are often asked to keep it clean. To maintain the city's charm and beauty, many initiatives have been taken by the locals to keep it clean. Visitors would love the garden as each of them holds grand history behind them. So explore the royalty of the city with your family!

~ Written by - Devyani Makan

This post was published by Holidify.com

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