The Singapore Botanic Gardens spans across an area of over 180 acres and was established in 1822 by the founder of modern Singapore - Stamford Raffles. The garden greatly helped Singapore's agricultural growth in the early days with the various useful plants and greenery that were grown. In addition to being a botanical institution, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is also a prominent tourist destination as well as a regional park that is visited by numbers of people throughout the year. Many locals consider the garden as a national icon and the Singapore Botanic Gardens is also Singapore's very first UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination.
Most of the garden can be accessed free-of-charge. The National Orchid Garden charges a fee of $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for students and senior citizens.
Open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Guided tours usually take around 1 hour or longer
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate, and Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Though designated prayer facilities at the Singapore Botanic Gardens may not be available, it is possible to enquire for a private area to make use of during prayer times. It is also possible to visit a few of the mosques in the city centre - Masjid Sultan, Masjid Malabar, Masjid Abdul Gaffoor, Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, etc. – that are located a mere 15 minute drive away.
Though a number of restaurants at the Singapore Botanic Gardens are available, it is recommended that you enquire about the availability of Halal food. Plenty of Halal restaurants such as the Perdana Muslim Seafood, Al-Azhar Restaurant, BBQ Chicken and Botak’s Favourites are available at the city centre, a few minutes away from the Singapore Botanic Gardens.