Singapore Botanic Gardens


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Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore and a keen naturalist, set up the first Botanic Garden on Government Hill at Fort Canning in 1822 mainly to introduce into cultivation economic crops such as nutmeg, clove and cocoa. This Garden was closed in 1829.

The Gardens at its present site was founded in 1859 by an Agri-Horticultural Society, and was later handed over to the government for maintenance. From an ornamental garden with roads, terraces, a bandstand and even a small zoo, it has come a long way in evolving into a leading equatorial botanic garden of 74 hectares.

The 150-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens is a star visitor attraction for the sophisticated traveller as well as the local resident. This Gardens possesses an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. Complementing these unique resources are sensitive developments providing visitors educational and recreational facilities.

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Please note that Singapore Botanic Gardens is a smoke-free garden.


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1-Host has been appointed by the National Parks Board to manage venue bookings at Fort Canning Park, HortPark, Labrador Nature Reserve and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


For venue booking enquiries at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, please contact 1-Host at 6475-0558 or email nparks_sbg@1-host.sg.


Alternatively, you may call the NParks Helpline at 1800-471-7300 or email NParks_SBG_Venues@nparks.gov.sg.



The Singapore Botanic Gardens has been developed along a 3-Core Concept. The three Cores are Tanglin which is the heritage core retaining the old favourites and charms of the historic Gardens; Central which is the tourist belt of the Gardens; Bukit Timah which is the educational and recreational zone. Each Core offers an exciting array of attractions.


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Opening Hours & Admission Charges:

The opening hours of the Singapore Botanic Gardens are from 5.00 am to 12 midnight. Admission to the Botanic Gardens is free.

The opening hours of the National Orchid Garden are from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm. Admission charges are $5-00 for adults, and $1-00 for students and senior citizens above 60 years. Free for children (12 and below).

The opening hours of the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden are from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm daily Closed on Mondays except designated public holidays. Admission to the Children's Garden is free.


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For Visitor Services emergencies, first aid, lost and found items and general enquiries, please contact the Visitor Services Counter personally or telephone 6471 7138 / 6471 7361.


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1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569

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Information is Updated on 19/05/2013