The massive Singapore botanical gardens feature over 2000 species of plants across 128 acres that creates a perfect place to relax within the CBD. I first visited in 1982 as it was close to our Orchard Road Hotel. You can enter via one of the multiple entrance gates.
Main Expansive Gardens and Parks
As is it centrally located at the western end of Orchard Road, you are able to easily walk there or take a small taxi ride, after an exhaustive day of shopping or sightseeing around Singapore.
Contained within the gardens are water features, souvenir shops plus food and beverage options.
National Orchid Gardens
The National Orchid Gardens are contained within the Botanical Gardens and were established in 1928. The range of orchids on display is a huge 60,000 specimens from 700 species and 3000 hybrids.
One of the highlights is the Orchidarium whereby selective immaculate specimens are named after visiting international dignitaries like the late Princess Diana and the late Margaret Thatcher.
The stunning orchid gardens are split into four sections according to the season colors of summer, autumn, spring, and winter.
Tan Hoon Siang Mist House
There is also the must-see ‘Tan Hoon Siang Mist House’ where orchids are set against a tropical foliage backdrop. This feature is a great way to get up close and personal with the flora on display.
Another exhibit is the ‘Cool House’ where climatic conditions replicate high altitude locations where unique spectacular orchids and fascinating carnivorous plant are found.
Be sure to also take time to view the Bromeliad collection where 300 species and 500 hybrids of Bromeliads from Central and South America that are also on display.
Botanical Gardens Singapore Restaurants
There is a selection of small food vendors around the park however the three main restaurants are Corner House, Casa Verde and The Halia.
Would I visit again?
Most definitely. I would like to take my wife and son here again one day soon for a picnic.
Botanical Gardens Singapore Map
The closest botanical gardens Singapore MRT station is Somerset NS23 parallel to Orchard Road near the Orchard Central shopping centre.
The orchid gardens, which hold the largest range of orchids on earth, are open daily and there is a small admission fee. The botanical gardens Singapore entrance fee is Free. Additionally, the botanical gardens Singapore opening hours are currently 5am to midnight.
I have been seeing gardens, but Singapore Botanical Gardens and Singapore National Orchid Gardens is an exceptional one. There is nothing you want there that you won’t get. Thanks to you Dave Taylor for this educative article.
With the varieties of plant species that they have here, it is amazing. The first time I heard the plant, Orchid was in a movie – Anaconda. Thanks Dave for this post…
I have never heard of the Singapore botanical gardens..God..it looks like paradise..This is one place my family need to see
I like bontanical Gardens because there always draw me closer to nature and it’s screne environment is breathtaking. I like this post.
Wow, this is something worth to see. I can’t imagine watching that amazing variety of orchids all together. I had no idea that there were hybrids of orchids as well, I imagine it’s very impressive.
Singapore botanical garden is one of a kind. It has this relaxing effect all the way.
The Singapore Botanical Gardens and Singapore National Orchid Gardens is so outstanding. There is nothing you want there that you won’t find. Gardens are a natural place for all kind of natural things.
I just love gardens. This place is angelical and a must-visit for me!
I visited this a few years back when I am on vacation. I am not fond of flowers though but I do find this astonishing. Where are the roses he he.
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