Singapore Botanic Gardens Tour

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 156-year-old exotic garden situated at the edge of the Singapore’s main shopping belt. It is one of three gardens, and the only tropical garden, to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was announced the inaugural Garden of the Year, International Garden Tourism Awards in 2012, and obtained Michelin’s three-star rating in 2008.

The Botanic Gardens was established at its existing site in 1859 by the an agri-horticultural society. It performed a essential role in the region’s rubber trade boom in the early 20th century, when its first methodical director Henry Nicholas Ridley, headed research into the plant’s cultivation. By improving the strategy of rubber extraction, still in use today, and offering its economic value to planters in the region, rubber output enhanced speedily. At its size in the 1920s, the Malayan peninsula cornered half of the global latex production.

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Singapore’s botanic gardens is the only one in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight daily. More than 10,000 species of plants is spread over its 82-hectares area, which is expanded vertically, the greatest distance between the northern and southern ends is 2.5 km. The Botanic Gardens gets about 4.5 million guests yearly.

The National Orchid Garden, inside the main gardens, is at the leading edge of orchid studies and a pioneer in the farming of hybrids, matching the nation’s status as a major exporter of cut orchids. Aided by the tropical environment, it houses the major orchid collection of 1,200 species and 2,000 hybrids.

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How to reach ?

By Bus/MRT :

By bus alighting at Napier/Holland Road (Tanglin Gate)
SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174,174e
SMRT 75, 77, 106, NR8
Nearest MRT Station : Orchard MRT (North-South Line) and a 5-min bus ride to Tanglin Gate
By bus alighting at Bukit Timah/Dunearn Road (Bukit Timah Gate or Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden)
SBS Transit 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170
SMRT 67, 171
nearest MRT Station : Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle Line & Downtown Line)

By Taxi

There are taxi drop-off/pick-up points at the following major entrances:
1. Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (via junction of Holland/Napier Road).
2. Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate (via junction of Nassim/Cluny Road).
3. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (via Bukit Timah Road).
4. Bukit Timah Gate (via Cluny Park Road).

By Car

Parking is available at:
1. Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (via junction of Holland/Napier Road).
2. Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate (via junction of Nassim/Cluny Road).
3. Raffles Building (via junction of Evans/Cluny Road).
4. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (via Bukit Timah Road).
5. Cluny Park Gate (via Cluny Park Road) (Closed 3 & 4 March 2016 for transplanting work).
6. Along Tyersall Avenue.

By Coach

Three main designated areas, situated at convenient locations near the various attractions for coach buses to drop off and pick up passengers :
1. Tyersall Avenue Coach Bay (via Tyersall Avenue; nearest access to National Orchid Garden & Ginger Garden).
2. Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate (via junction of Nassim/Cluny Road).
3. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (via Bukit Timah Road).

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Singapore Botanic Gardens Opening Hours

Daily : 05.00 am to 12.00 midnight

Singapore Botanic Gardens Tickets

Admission Fee : Free
Parking Charges :
7.00 am to 10.30 pm : $0.02 per minute
7.00 pm to 10.30 pm : $2 maximum
8.00 am to 9.00 am : $1

Singapore Botanic Gardens Location

1, Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Phone Number : (65) 6471 7138, (65) 6471 7361, (65) 6471 9937
Fax Number : (65) 6473 7983
E Mail: nparks_sbg_visitor_services@nparks.gov.sg
Website : www.sbg.org.sg

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