Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a tropical garden with more than 150 years of history located right at the border of the country’s shopping district. It is the only tropical garden in the world that was crowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Just mere minutes away from the busy Orchard Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens offers a refreshing and lush retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Made up of three sections, the Gardens features a Heritage Core, Tourist Belt, and an Educational Zone, each with its own unique attractions.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is in the heart of the city and a mere 2 kilometres away from the main shopping street of Orchard Road.
Opening Days and Hours
The site is open from 05:00 to 24:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission to the Gardens is free.
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach the attraction is by taking the train and getting off at the Botanic Gardens MRT, which will bring you right to Singapore Botanical Gardens. You can also grab a taxi or get there by car. If you are on Orchard Road, you can also opt to walk about 2 kilometres to the Gardens. Parking spaces are available at the Botany Centre at the junction of Holland and Napier Road.
The place is great for anyone who wants to learn more about plants or is looking for a lush sanctuary within the city, including couples, families with kids, seniors, groups of friends, solo travelers, and backpackers.
Time to Spend
You can spend a full day exploring the massive 74-hectare Gardens.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is early in the morning before the temperature gets uncomfortably hot in the afternoon.
A number restaurants can be found within the 1-kilometre radius near the Botanic Gardens, including local food shops and hip cafes.
- National Museum – 5.4 kilometres
- Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall – 6.2 kilometres
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay – 6.3 kilometres
- Marina Bay Sands – 7.1 kilometres
- Gardens by the Bay – 7.5 kilometres
- Fountain of Wealth – 8 kilometres
- Universal Studios Singapore – 8.3 kilometres
A number of accommodation options can be found near the attraction, ranging from budget to 5-star hotels.
Good to Know
Singapore’s average temperature hovers between 24°C to 33°C, so to stay cool and hydrated, you should bring along a pair of sunglasses, a hat, or umbrella. Water fountains and vending machines can be found in the Gardens. Moreover, you should put on insect repellent to prevent insect bites and skin irritation.