Open Time: 05:00 - 00:00
Cost: Free except few sections. Refer official website for more information: https://www.sbg.org.sg/
With the most exquisite collection of flora and fauna, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is claimed to abode the world's first children garden and is absolutely worth a visit. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the country's first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. First of its kind in the whole of Asia and third in the world, these gardens are over a hundred and fifty years old star visitor attraction. Having tremendous horticultural attractions with and rich history, these gardens possess a wonderful collection of plants that deserve worldwide significance. The botanic gardens also host numerous development and entertainment events that sensitize the visitors and educate about plants through its recreational activities, all in the surroundings of nature. Being the most visited botanic gardens in the world, these gardens are an excellent epitome of the informal English Landscape Movement's style in an equatorial climate.
The Botanic Gardens of Singapore are accessible through four different entrance gates, the Tanglin Entrance, the Tyersall Gallop Entrance, the Nassim Entrance and the Bukit Timah Entrane.
The Botanical Gardens offer free guided tours on every weekend. Led by volunteers, these tours encourage families to take the tour together as an educational day out. For a group more than 20, prior notice is required (at least 14 days) ahead of the scheduled date. Some of these guided tours are Healing Garden, Rain Forest (Japanese), Rain Forest, Learning Forest, Nature Sketching in the Gardens and Race Against Time
The Botanic Gardens also hosts several events aimed at raising awareness about plants and gardening. One such event is a workshop named 'Art of Planting: Container Gardens and Terrariums'. This workshop teaches how plants contribute to the earth and how it can be an excellent art piece for your home. The Botanic Gardens also holds Orchid Plant Sales during the first Sundays of every month. This sale has a range of orchid plants to choose from. Their most fun and popular event is the Big Band Bash, that happens every year, is free and open to all.
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To reach Singapore Botanic Gardens, the nearest bus stop is 11 minutes away (B41119), Buses 961#, 855, 961, 5N, 48, 93, 153, 165, 174, 186 and 564 halts here. To reach via MRT, Botanic Gardens MRT is at a walking distance of 11 minutes from Exit B.
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