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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Botanical Garden, Park, and Garden
Tanglin, Singapore
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  • This botanical garden is famous for their picnics. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Thant Z.
    "Very beautiful garden in the center of Singapore shopping district."(6 Tips)
    Vanessa
    "Don't miss the National Orchid Gardens!"(6 Tips)
    Torzin S
    "lovely Swan Lake"(6 Tips)
    John
    "Beautiful walk through the rain forest"(4 Tips)
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  • Natalya S.
    Natalya ShantyJuly 13, 2015
    The best place for walking dogs!There are always so many different breed of dogs and everyone is very friendly and fostered.Also,there are very nice restaurant and cafe, and the garden of orchid is 👍
  • Torzin S
    Torzin SDecember 25, 2014
    The best part of this garden is in the historic Tanglin core zone with colonial layout, orchid garden, authentic small rain forest, charming bandstand, lovely Swan Lake, a good place to relax.
  • Elina L.
    Elina LiDecember 11, 2015
    Probably the best botanic garden. Very comfortable space to walk and feel the nature. Don't forget to take water and umbrella. Beware of rain. The evolution park is really impressive.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Garden sculptures. They add beauty to the garden. See if you spot Girl on a Swing, Swing Me Mama & Chang Kuda, amongst of the foliage -- some hidden right in front of u ;-)
  • pin l.
    pin leeJuly 2, 2014
    Visit "Food Canopy" near visitor centre at cluny end. It has a green roof n hawker stalls of local food. Abt 5 min walk fr visitor centre where casa verde cafe is. Ask for directions at visitor centre
  • Steve J.
    Steve JMay 28
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to jog and take the kids in Singapore. Jacob Ballas, the lake near Botanic Garden MRT has 100+ turtles and a black swan, red brick walk has a nice incline for jogging.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundOctober 5, 2014
    A huge botanical garden that seems to stretch on forever. It's very easy to get lost in here, so bring a map and tons of water. The shrill hum of the locusts just about made my ears bleed.
  • Mag T.
    Mag TYJuly 12, 2015
    Beautiful place for an early morning sojourn - after 10am can be a bit hot. SG own world heritage site: http://accidentalsingaporetourist.blogspot.sg/2015/07/accidental-tourist-in-singapore.html?m=1
  • Tonia S.
    Tonia S.July 14, 2015
    Amazing place for nature-lovers. Can spend the whole day there. Be sure to bring plenty of water, there are so many corners to explore.
  • Leo C.
    Leo C.February 19, 2016
    What a gem in Singapore! Must check out the orchid garden ($5 admission totally worth it), the Fragrance garden and the Herbs & Spices garden. Avoid during wet weather.
  • Fredrik S.
    Fredrik StenbeckSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect all day long. Morning and evening is perfect for running, the days for walks and picnics. Some good restaurants available as well. Sundays can be busy.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 31, 2015
    Spend a day exploring The Singapore Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1859, it was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it the first and only tropical botanic garden on the list.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkAugust 14, 2013
    Singapore Botanic Gardens, a sprawling nature park, is home to a collection of over 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids and a rainforest presenting the epitome of botanic beauty and diversity.
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SOctober 27, 2014
    Spend the extra $5 to go to the orchid gardens! Def worth it. Try to make it for one of the outdoor symphony concerts too!
  • Hayo B.
    Hayo BartSeptember 12, 2016
    Great gardens fairly close to Orchard Rd. Don't miss the National Orchard Garden! Enter from Botanic Garden station. Exit at Tanglin Gate and take any of the busses to Orchard Rd in front of the Gate.
  • @justbeingarlyn
    @justbeingarlynDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The big tembusu heritage tree - the tree where kids love to climb and hug and just to sit around, has been cordoned off. We just noticed it during our last trip on Sa
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WinklerMarch 11, 2016
    The Gardens are a great place to relax and go for a stroll or jog. Evolution garden, sundial garden, ginger garden, the lake - it's all good.
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesAugust 6, 2015
    Welcome to the Botanical Gardens! Witness paradise on earth as you walk along the most gorgeous tropical garden in Singapore.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 26, 2015
    Spend an afternoon here wandering through the greenery. Pay for the orchid garden, it's absolutely worth it!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No wheels of any sorts allowed (cycling, skating/blading, scooter). They turn a blind eye when it's toddlers on a kiddy bike :-)
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    There are 3 drop-offs (Botany Ctr, Visitor Ctr, Jacob Ballas) & 7 gates: Tanglin gate fr Holland Rd, Nassim gate fr Evans Rd, Bukit Timah gate fr MRT station & 4 gates along Tyersall Ave-Cluny Park Rd
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonOctober 4, 2011
    While here make sure to visit the National Orchids Garden. With hundreds of different varieties, its a green thumb's dream! Bring a blanket and stay for the concerts in Palm Valley.
  • Juliana 蔡.
    Juliana 蔡莹颖August 11, 2015
    Magical and very tranquil. Go on a weekday after 6pm where it's all quiet except for few hardcore joggers. Enjoy the crickets and silence :)
  • Zoe
    ZoeOctober 16, 2011
    The exit to the Botanic Gardens MRT is at Bukit Timah Road, all the way at the other end of the park from the usual entrance at Holland Road. It's about 2.2 km from one to the other.
  • Catarina P.
    Catarina PereiraJuly 23, 2015
    Such a stunning place. UNESCO heritage site, definitely worth a visit. Entrance is free, only the orchid gardens are subject to S$5 fee.
  • Ridzwan H.
    Ridzwan HaronJuly 28, 2015
    Great place for picnics and lazy Sundays. Can be crowded and hot. Hang out at the gazebos to escape the heat. Note: bring drinks and food!
  • inSing.com
    inSing.comApril 6, 2011
    The Sunday champagne brunch at Au Jardin by Les Amis serves great eats such as marinated octopus salad, salmon gravlax and fresh crayfish. Try it out if you have $150 to spare. Read more
  • Connie .
    Connie 🍀February 9, 2015
    So much bigger and nicer than penang's botanical garden. A really good place for picnic 👫 and family occasions. 😊 Spent 2h+ and haven't finish exploring the garden yet.
  • Mary Lou J.
    Mary Lou JepsenMay 11, 2011
    order a taxi early before you depart. taxi line on a sunday evening can be over an hour. Instead you take the tourist bus for free out and get a taxi perhaps after dining in a fav restaurant or cafe
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHOctober 26, 2015
    Huge, huge, huge. And wonderful! If you'll get lucky you can meet a dragon somewhere here. :)
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousFebruary 29, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Did u know? Bamboos are giant grasses. Check out the Gardens' collection on the Cluny Road section, near the Eco-Lake
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comOctober 17, 2011
    This one of the most peaceful and greenest gardens that Singapore has to offer. Located at 1 Cluny Road, this is the best place to take that early morning walk and even some tai-chi. Opens at 5 am.
  • Prateek A.
    Prateek AgarwalOctober 3, 2013
    A must visit in Singapore. Full of greenery, lake, fishes, tortoise. It's got a beautiful view. Specially during evening hours.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey StanleyAugust 18, 2016
    This is the largest and well designed botanic gardens I have ever seen. Definitely, need to visit this attraction while in Signapore. It could take all day to go through the attraction.
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  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SullivanMarch 10, 2015
    Love love love these gardens. Very beautiful and exotic plants here - would highly recommend to anyone visiting Singapore.
  • MASAYOSHI H.
    MASAYOSHI HOSHIKAWAFebruary 14, 2015
    Too large not to walk around all over there in 1 day. I like ginger flowers n singapore national flower orchid. Most of all Botanic Gardens is free.
  • Karin T.
    Karin ThomasSeptember 17, 2013
    If you need to relax of want to go running: go here! Early morning you can see old people doing Tai Chi. And families do large picknicks here.
  • eileen l.
    eileen leeApril 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    perfect even for a late morn jog, as most parts are well shaded. start from visitor's centre in a clockwise direction toward the famous front gates - each round is 2km. go as many times as u require.
  • Cetin B.
    Cetin B.August 21, 2012
    it takes your whole day to visit. Advice you to visit especially orchid garden, hundreds kind of orchids inside.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Free volunteer-guided tours: On Saturdays 9am/10am/11am/4pm. On Healing Gdn, Rainforest, Orchid Gdn, Heritage, Science of Gdn. Various lang: English, Mandarin, Japanese. Chk sbg.org.sg for details
  • Ben M.
    Ben MaysonJanuary 24, 2016
    Beautiful place for a walk and bring visitors. Great children's playground. Orchid garden. Interesting evolution garden.
  • Jason B.
    If you make it all the way to Singapore, don't miss the amazing Botanic Gardens. Free. Off the MRT. Stroll for hours and soak it in. Heavenly.
  • Richard M.
    Richard MarmolFebruary 3, 2016
    one of the nicest places in SG, especially the medicinal plants area - awesome! https://mygreenspace.nparks.gov.sg/a-garden-of-healing/
  • Cheryl Q.
    Cheryl QuincyJuly 22, 2016
    I love the postcards sold here :) they're so beautiful and only cost a dollar each
  • Lieke D.
    Lieke De VrankrijkerJanuary 14, 2016
    Great place for a nice walk, get there early to avoid the heat. Entrance is free, except for orchid garden.
  • Murat S.
    Murat SJanuary 25, 2016
    Huge and very well organized. Extremely humid, you'll sweat a lot!!! National orchid garden is spectacular.
  • Kasia
    KasiaFebruary 22, 2016
    Great place for a stroll. Highlights: National Orchid Garden, Rainforest Trail. Easily accessible by MRT.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerJune 12, 2016
    An absolute must do in Singapore, you could spend hours going through everything here - and it's free!
  • alexis t.
    alexis t 🐬September 16
    Come here for a picnic! There is a playground for children! There is a Swan Lake and many types of flowers!
  • Mary Lou J.
    Mary Lou JepsenMay 11, 2011
    order your taxi 60 minutes before leaving or you will be in a long line. an alternative: have dinner in on of the good restaurants inside the gardens, or take the free on-off tourist bus to another p
  • Halal Society
    Halal SocietyMay 18, 2013
    A slice of Paradise in this crowded island. Walk into the garden and immediately sense the increase in air quality...breathe...
  • Ansel D.
    Ansel DiamaSeptember 14
    Definitely a go to in Singapore. Orchids are beautiful and fragrant. A different sight away from all the buildings!
  • Thant Z.
    Thant ZinJune 18, 2016
    Very beautiful garden in the center of Singapore shopping district.
  • Cui H.
    Cui HAugust 26, 2011
    There's a secluded bench on top of a hill near the orchid garden, which is perfect to spend time with someone special during the evening hours. Happy hunting!
  • Cristiana B.
    Wonderfully lush place for a walk, for coffee and even to get married! Highly recommended!
  • Katerina K.
    Katerina KuvaevaAugust 2, 2015
    Must visit, nothing impressive, orchards, nice gardens, really well
  • Kelvin O.
    Kelvin OngOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It may not be as great as garden by the bay. But you still get to see lots of plants and enjoy the sense of nature.
  • gerard t.
    gerard tJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Be on the look out for wildlife on the Gardens grounds. One may just cross your path ... literally.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HumMarch 23, 2010
    i went for a picnic a few times with my dear at this location, great romantic and peaceful. Bring a mat, and food,as well as choose a location that doesn't have ants, or other insects. Read more
  • James B.
    Go try the cold spiced Island coffee from the shops in the centre opposite the orchid garden!
  • Ray
    RayMay 8, 2011
    Take the kids for brunch at Casa Verde (if you're lucky to get a table) and feed the fish and turtles at the lake
  • Sin Wei
    Sin WeiNovember 15, 2015
    Garden in the city, very green. Worth visit as temporary getaway from concrete buildings
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Plenty of open fields for stargazing. 1. Near Eco Lake, 2. Symphony Lake, 3. Swan Lake, 4. the Bandstand
  • Mar H.
    Mar HugDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch the free tour for the orchid garden, they know every orchid at that place, very useful
  • Pheobe T.
    Pheobe TanMay 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to go with children for a picnic or simply a walk
  • Crescentrating Halal Friendly Travel
    The Singapore Botanic Gardens spans over 74 hectares and opens every day from 5:00 AM to 12:00 midnight. Click http://ow.ly/bw45L for more info!
  • Henkie L.
    Henkie LimSeptember 5, 2012
    Best place to release your stress... Just go to the chapel. Really nice for photo taking...
  • lolcorporation SG
    lolcorporation SGApril 8, 2011
    Do bring water and comfortable shoe wear, because most of the travel routing in Singapore Botanic Gardens are by walking.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BillJune 8, 2013
    Orchid garden is really awesome. Be prepared for a long walk from orchard mrt
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlGhamdiOctober 3, 2014
    Inside the #orchid #garden, at a #Singapore orchard garden, so cute location & time,,,,
  • aldy h.
    aldy heriwarditoSeptember 26, 2014
    Just walk and see beautiful garden..,go to the top and see a better view. Skip Swan Lake.. Not good enough
  • Duane B.
    Duane BrownOctober 11, 2014
    Beautiful garden with tons to see and smell.
  • P T.
    P TohApril 8, 2012
    They have free concerts here in the Gardens over the weekends! You can check out the events at their website (:
  • Putri K.
    Putri Kembang KenanggaDecember 4, 2013
    Remember to visits the orchids garden, there u can find different variety ~~~
  • oma hanz
    oma hanzNovember 23, 2014
    Take the wooden pathway through their 'rain forest'. Get snailed.
  • Smina X.
    Smina XMay 26, 2010
    Beautiful, especially the orchid garden. Makes me laugh to see that there are designated spots to take pictures. Singapore government is always in charge!
  • Lia D.
    Lia DjabirDecember 23, 2011
    Come earlier at morning or late afternoon so the heat wont disturb unless u want to to get tan
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  • Karin G.
    Karin GattringerApril 30, 2016
    The 5$ entry fee for the orchid section is well worth it.
  • David K.
    David KelhamFebruary 29, 2016
    Always worth a visit. Very natural compared to the man made Gardens on the Bay.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LorreyJuly 30, 2015
    Skip it; so many other wonderful things to see and do in Singapore. The botanic gardens take way to long to get to on the metro
  • A
    AJanuary 25, 2016
    Beautiful park - do not miss the orchids!
  • chian chai c.
    chian chai chiaAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Breakfast at Cafe Verde - it's crowded today because of the public holiday
  • James B.
    Go try the cold spiced Island coffee opposite the orchid garden
  • 5 B.
    5 BeoOctober 8, 2016
    Good place for chillout.Water music show after 6pm.Large space,many green trees
  • Charles R.
    Charles Ryan TeoDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to walk as long as the weather is good. Its a great place to exercise, have fun and spend quality time with your loved ones! 
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyAugust 18, 2015
    Beautiful floral park filled with wonderful natural colors.
  • Jan H.
    Jan HosekJanuary 20, 2014
    Really nice place. Lot of walking, but absolutely worth it!
  • Lee G.
    Lee GibsonApril 7, 2010
    Every Wednesday, 8:45am, join the expat cancer support group for their weekly walk around the gardens with a Chinese aerobics/tai chi break in the middle.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlhitmiDecember 7, 2015
    Come early in the morning to avoid the heat
  • Sawit K.
    Sawit K.April 13
    Really love the place. Walking in the park in a nice weather. Such a pleasure
  • Elise ❥.
    Elise ❥February 9, 2014
    Bring a mat and have a picnic! Located really conveniently just exiting from Botanic Gardens MRT.
  • Lucas G.
    Lucas GenerosoFebruary 9, 2013
    Gotta go to "Food for Thought" coffee in Bothanic Centre after a run to have a nice breakfast.
  • Suzy Susie
    Suzy SusieOctober 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the line dance on Saturday from 0830 to 0930 near the orchid garden. It is FREE
  • Ali G.
    Ali GMay 7, 2015
    Beautiful area - check out the occasional free outdoor concerts there too.
  • Filberto B.
    Filberto BudhyMay 22, 2015
    👨: Very huge botanic garden! Must visit!
  • Kars A.
    Kars AlfrinkJanuary 23, 2016
    Get up early and take a walk through the tract of rainforest they've preserved here. Delightful.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WooApril 22, 2011
    Must do: Relax on a blanket in Palm Valley during a early evening concert on the weekend
  • Manuel
    ManuelFebruary 14, 2014
    Great place to go running. Start at the main gate. The loop is around 4.5k
  • Sophie W.
    Un très bel endroit à découvrir. Je l'ai visité début septembre et il y avait des fleurs partout! 😀 Le jardin des orchidées est magnifique.
  • Yuri L.
    Yuri LamFebruary 3, 2012
    オーチャードから歩いていける距離にある植物園。シンガポール国花の蘭(オーキッドガーデンがあることでも有名。家族連れやペット同伴で楽しむシンガポール人の姿を見ることができます。広々としているので、ゆったり散策を楽しみたい方にオススメ。
  • игорь к.
    Приятное времяпрепровождение,большая коллекция разных растений,удовольствие бесплатное!
  • Sergey K.
    Sergey KevlichNovember 13, 2013
    Стоит посетить экспозицию Evolution garden, ну и в целом милый сад. Но все посмотреть займет очень много времени.
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