Singapore Botanical Gardens

Loves: Having a picnic while enjoying free musical concerts at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Free guided walking tours on Saturdays (English, Mandarin and Japanese).

Our Advice: If you are up for a 3 km walk, enter by the Tanglin Gate to grab a map at the visitor centre (guide to useful facilities like Parents Room and toilets) and end your exploration at the Bukit Timah Gate (near the Botanic Gardens MRT station). Many benches and F&B kiosks around. 

Possessing a rich history and numerous accolades, it is no wonder that the Singapore Botanical Gardens (SBG) is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It follows after the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as the third botanic gardens and first tropical gardens on the heritage list. Spanning across 60 acres of themed gardens and landmarks, SBG is also the heart of Singapore’s transformation into a Garden City.

Do not miss out on the world’s largest orchid display at the National Orchid Garden where you can also catch a glimpse of Singapore’s national flower, “Vanda Miss Joaquim”. Visitors can also have a picnic with their family and friends on the lush greenery in the Botanic Gardens. At the Jacob Ballas Children’s garden, children can play and learn all about plant life. There is also a slew of restaurants and cafes available to satisfy any hunger pangs while exploring the gardens.

Visit in the early morning and enjoy brunch in the lovely settings or late afternoons for cooler weather. Remember to bring your hat/cap, sunshades, some mosquito repellent and comfortable shoe for your day out at SBG!

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

District: Tanglin, Central


- Alight at Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19 / DT9) and take exit A (Bukit Timah Gate)

By MRT/Bus

- Alight at Orchard Road MRT Station (NS22) and take exit B

- Take Bus 7, 77, 106, 123 or 174 at the Bus Stop (09022) opposite Orchard MRT Station along Orchard Boulevard

- Alight at Bus Stop (13011) opposite Tanglin Gate at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Estimated walking distance: 100m

General Admission 

Operating Hours: 5.00 am – 12.00 midnight 

Recommended Duration: 3 hours

Fees: Free

National Orchid Garden 

Opening hours: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm daily (last entry at 6.00 pm) 

Admission Fee: 

Adults - $5.00 

Students - $1.00 

Senior Citizens (60 years and Above) - $1.00 

Children (below 12 years) - Free 

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Opening hours: 8.00 am – 7.00 pm (last entry at 6.30 pm) 

The Children's Garden is closed every Monday (except when it falls on a designated public holiday) 

Admission Fee: Free 

The Children's Garden is open to children up to 12 years old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult. 

Healing Garden

Opening hours: 5.00 am – 7.30pm

The Healing Garden is closed every Tuesday (except when it falls on a designated public holiday) 

Admission Fee: Free

Foliage Garden

Opening hours: 5.00 am – 12.00 midnight daily 

Admission Fee: Free 

Library of Botany and Horticulture

Opening hours: 

Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm 

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Admission Fee: Free 

CDL Green Gallery

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

Closed every last Tuesday of the Month 

Admission Fee: Free 

SBG Heritage Museum

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm 

Closed every last Monday of the Month

Admission Fee: Free 

Tel: +65 6471 7138, +65 6471 7361, +65 6471 9937

Fax: +65 6473 7983



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