In line with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) latest advisory to minimise further spread of COVID-19, playgrounds/nature playgardens, fishing areas, fitness corners/stations, football fields, basketball/volleyball court facilities, dog runs and water play/water recreational facilities are closed until 4 May. While parks and gardens remain open during this period for the public to exercise, gathering in groups in parks is not permitted. The National Orchid Garden, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Heritage Museum, Ethnobotany Centre, Library, CDL Green Gallery and Seed Bank are all closed
The Singapore Botanic Gardens are one of the best gardens in the world and are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The garden was founded by the Agri Horticulture society in 1859 and it covers an area of 183 acres. The 150 years old botanic garden has a history of horticulture attractions and one of the worlds best plant collections.
Singapore Botanic Gardens – Opening Hours & Entrance Map
The National Orchid Garden is the only place in the garden they charge an entry fee, so visitors are able to enjoy the vast majority of the gardens for free. There are over 2,000 hybrids and species of orchids and other plants that are exhibited in the Burkhill Hall, Orchidarium, Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse and Bromeliad house.
Make sure to check out the Evolution Garden which tells the story of the evolution of various plants on earth. Here, visitors can learn about a variety of plants and see the evidence of how plants have evolved.
Jacob Ballas Children’s garden is a place for children to have fun and it is equipped with a tree house, a maze, slides and a mini-garden.
There are a huge number of walking tracks available through the gardens including the Rainforest Trail, Ginger Garden Trail, National Orchid Garden Trail, Evolution Garden Trail and the Heritage Trails. Most walks are child-friendly and are of an easy grade.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a no smoking zone and a disability-friendly park.