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Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Singapore Botanic Gardens offers a plethora of guided walks and workshops for you. View the list of different guided walks and workshops and decide which you want to organise for your students or children.

Tours suitable for Kindergarten & Lower Primary Levels

Flower Trail of the Gardens

FTG

Children will have the opportunity to take a closer look at selected flowering plants to learn about their beautiful colours and explore different parts of a flower as well as their different functions. Highlights of this programme include a guided tour for children to learn more about the flowers found around the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Suitable for K1 - P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $6.00 per child 
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Tanglin Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Sara Goes Gardening - This programme is temporarily unavailable until the 4th quarter of 2017

SGG

Join Sara as she discovers fascinating facts and enjoys interesting stories about aloe vera, lemon grass, garlic, spring onion and many more nutritious and yummy herbs and spices. Alongside learning about plants for a healthier and stronger body, pick up gardening tips to grow your favourite plants for your very own kitchen garden!

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $9.00 per student (includes $3.00 “Sara Goes Gardening” workbook)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Sara Goes to the Supermarket Garden - This programme is temporarily unavailable until the 4th quarter of 2017

SGSG

Sara, with her siblings and friends, visit the Supermarket Garden in the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Join Sara to learn fascinating facts and hear interesting stories about banana, peanut, soya bean, sugarcane, sweet potato, and many more yummy fruits and vegetables in this special garden. Alongside learning about plants which you can eat, pick up tips on being a nutritional winner by eating delicious greens to stay strong and healthy!

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $9.00 per student (includes $3.00 "Sara Goes to the Supermarket Garden" workbook)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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The Birthday Party: Sara at the Children’s Garden  - This programme is temporarily unavailable until the 4th quarter of 2017

BP

Sara is celebrating her baby brother's birthday party. At the last minute, she realizes she forgot the birthday present! Help Sara search for the perfect gift at the Children's Garden. Along the way, have a fun and memorable experience in Asia’s first Children’s Garden.

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $8.50 per student (includes $2.50 "The Birthday Party, Sara at the Children’s Garden" workbook)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Children’s Treasure Hunt

CTH

A giant prehistoric dinosaur, Sara, has left its eggs in the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Join Sara and her squirrel friends in this adventure. Alongside, children will discover some interesting members of the plant kingdom in this guided tour ending in a treasure hunt.

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $8.50 per student (includes $ 2.50 "Sara, the Forgetful Dinosaur" workbook)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Numbers & Shapes

N&S

Follow a trail of numbers and shapes at the Children's Gardens! Children will have the opportunity to discover some interesting characteristics about selected plants with special emphasis on leaves, their numbers and shapes.

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Choice of Location:
  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Pond Life

PL

How do aquatic plants survive when they are submerged in water? What are the special characteristics that aquatic plants have which enable them float on water surface? Aquatic plants are also habitats to many animals. Discover the fascinating pond ecology and be introduced to food chains and the ecosystem. You will be amazed by the many different types of aquatic plants and animals that could be found in the ponds.

Suitable for P3 – P6 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Choice of Location:

  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Let’s Discover Plants and Animals

LDPA

Apart from plants, we often come across many animals in the Gardens, such as, birds, frogs, squirrels, butterflies, dragonflies, ants, earthworms. Be amazed by the many different types of animals surrounding us! Learn fascinating facts about wildlife in the Garden and pick up tips on respecting them in nature and our environment. You may even have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with an oriental whip snake and a monitor lizard too!

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Choice of Location:

  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens 
  • Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Tours suitable for Upper Primary Levels and above

Learning Forest Tour

Walk of GiantsKeppel Discovery Wetlands

This tour will bring you through the lowland rainforest and restored freshwater wetland habitats in the Learning Forest. This latest addition to the Gardens adds 9.8-hectare to the existing Nature Area. Walk through the different layers of a tropical rainforest, observe the collection of giants on a network of elevated boardwalks and discover fascinating products of the forests. Learn more about the wetland, a restored freshwater habitat of native flora and fauna, once found in the Gardens back in the 19th century. Key features of the wetland include five of the eight freshwater vegetation belts described by the prominent botanist, EJH Corner. 

*Please note that this programme is a comprehensive tour which includes both the SPH Walk of Giants and the Keppel Discovery Wetlands. Separate tours could be arranged to focus specifically on either the SPH Walk of Giants or the Keppel Discovery Wetlands.  

Suitable for P4 - JC 2 levels

Duration    : 2 hours
Fees           : $12.00 per child (subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)
Venue        : Tyersall-Gallop Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Foliage Garden Tour

Join us for a guided tour of the Foliage Garden to learn about a wide array of ornamental plants boasting colourful foliage of varying shapes and textures. Spot interesting plants that lend themselves to the beauty of nature as you stroll along the boardwalk. Participants will learn that colours and diversity of plants do not rest solely on flowers!

Suitable for P4 - Sec 2 levels

Duration     : 1 hour
Fees           : $6.00 per child (subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)
Venue        : Tanglin Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Storytime with Sara - Sara Goes Back in Time

Sara, the Botanicosaurus, discovers a treasure chest of precious photos and items left behind by her grandmother, Nana. Each of these artifacts tells a story of the wonderful plants and people that have contributed to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Join Sara as she explores the Gardens and uncovers its rich heritage! Participants will go on a guided tour of the Heritage Museum and Heritage Core of the Gardens.

Suitable for P3 - P6 levels

Duration     : 1 hour
Fees           : $6.00 per child (subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)
Venue        : Tanglin Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Conservation of the Native Orchids of Singapore

Conservation of Native Orchids

Do you know that, of the 226 species of native orchids recorded in Singapore, more than 170 are considered to be extinct? Only five of them are common. Join us to learn about the recent orchid conservation programme, which sets out to monitor existing species, explore ways to conserve their germplasm and increase their number in various appropriate environments in Singapore. You will be amazed by the horticultural considerations and challenges involved in this meaningful re-introduction exercise.

Highlights of this programme include a guided tour for students to learn more about the native orchids found around the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Suitable for children in Sec 1 - JC2 levels 
Duration     : 1.5 hours
Fees           : $17.50 per student (includes $8.50 "Native Orchids of Singapore - Diversity, Identification and Conservation" publication) 

(subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)

Venue        : Tanglin Core & Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Flowers at Work

FaW

Children are encouraged to take a closer look at selected flowering plants to increase their understanding of the forms and functions of flower parts. Thus, unfolding the mysterious role of flowers in pollination. Highlights of this programme include a guided tour for children to learn more about the flowers found around the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Suitable for children in P3 - P6 levels 
Duration     : 1.5 hour
Fees           : $9.00 per child (subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)
Venue        : Tanglin Core, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting  - This programme is temporarily unavailable until the 4th quarter of 2017

Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting

Join Sara, the Botanicosaurus, and her new friend, Rana the Frog in this tour and learn about carbon footprints and the many little but important things that all of us can do to make a difference for our home, Planet Earth! Young participants will also be introduced to some useful and multi-purpose trees!

Suitable for P3 – P6 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $8.50 per student (includes $2.50 "Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting" workbook)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Looking At Plants

Looking at Plants

Have fun and learn more about the beauty of plants found in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Be introduced to the different characteristics of plants such as identifying simple and compound leaves, basic leaf shapes and their various parts and functions.

Suitable for P1 – P3 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Looking At Plants Part 2*

Looking at Plants

Immerse yourself in nature and learn about the beauty of plants found in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Observe and investigate interesting ways in which different plants adapt themselves to survive in diverse environments.

*Prior attendance of Looking At Plants Part 1 is not required for this programme.

Suitable for P3 - P6 Levels
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Choice of Location:

  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Herbs & Spices

Herbs and Spices

Herbs & spices are of great importance in culinary recipes and as medicines. Come and explore our Herbs & Spices Garden, hear interesting stories and you will learn more about the uses and many benefits that herbs & spices can provide.

Suitable for P4 – Sec 2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and The EcoGarden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Plant Classification

Plant Classification

Through observation of living specimens and investigating exercises, students will study the similarities and differences among different plant groups. The classification systems of plants will also be explored.

Suitable for P4 – Sec 2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: The Evolution Garden, Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Heritage Tour

Heritage Tour

Established in 1859 by an agri-horticultural society, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) has been an important part in the cultural and economic history of Singapore. As the birth place of the region’s rubber and orchid industries, SBG played an integral historical role in the development of the economy of the Southeast Asian region. A walk through the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days where ladies strolled through the Gardens with their parasols and long skirts.
 
Highlights of this heritage tour include a tour of the SBG Heritage Museum. The museum features interactive exhibits and panels that share little known facts of the Gardens’ rich heritage, as well as rare artefacts including botanical books, paintings, and some of the Gardens’ historical landmarks.
 
Participants will be enthralled and enriched by the rich heritage of the Gardens, following its nomination to UNESCO as Singapore’s first World Heritage Site

Suitable for P4 – JC2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Rainforest Trek

Rainforest Trek

This tour will give you fascinating insights into this last remnant of the same forest that used to cover the whole of Singapore Island. The Gardens’ 6-hectare Rain Forest has a long historic record dating from 1880 when Henry Ridley (the Gardens’ first Director) collected plants and toadstools from it. Today, the Rain Forest is home to more than 300 plant species of which most are endangered, rare or vulnerable. You will hear stories and learn secrets about these giant trees and rare plants in the context of the fragile and unique rainforest ecosystem, comprising both the plants and animals. Come and join us for a unique trekking experience in the Singapore Botanic Gardens Rain Forest!

Suitable for P4 – JC2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: The Rainforest, Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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EcoGarden Tour – Plants & Their Uses

Ecogarden Tour - Plants and Their Uses

Plants play a key role in our lives. Come explore our EcoGarden where opportunities to study, smell and feel selected living specimens will be provided! Special emphasis will be made on the economic uses of these plants to human.

Suitable for P4 – JC2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: The EcoGarden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Orchid Tour

Orchid Tour

View the spectacular display of orchids and bromeliads in the National Orchid Garden. Discover the beauty of our rich collection of unusual montane forest plants in the Cool House.

Suitable for P4 – JC2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: The National Orchid Garden, Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

National Orchid Garden Admission Fee:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Students / Senior Citizens 60 years and above: $1.00
  • Children 12 years and below: Free

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Evolution and Adaptation of Plants

Evolution and Adaptation of Plants

Did you know the first plant species appeared on earth about 500 million years ago?  How did plants evolve and adapt over time? Come and explore the Evolution Garden, and you will even discover endangered plant species and models of extinct plants & real fossils too!

Suitable for P6 – Sec 2 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $9.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: The Evolution Garden, Central Core of Singapore Botanic Garden

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Educational Talks

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Our Heritage Assembly Talk

 

Intro SBG

 

Established in 1859 by an agri-horticultural society, the Singapore Botanic Gardens has been an important part of the cultural and economic history of Singapore. As the birth place of the region’s rubber and orchid industries, the Gardens played an integral role in the development of the economy of the Southeast Asian region. Our aim is for students to be enthralled and enriched by the rich heritage of the Gardens, following its inscription as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Suitable for children in P4 - Sec 4 levels

Duration: 30 minutes
Fee: $150.00 flat rate
Group Size: A group of 20 students (min) to 60 students (max)
Location: School Premise (Dependent on Venue Capacity)

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Highlights of Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Highlights JBCG

Join us for a talk on Asia's first Children's Garden! Hear about plants of many colours, shapes and sizes, textures and feel in our Sensory Garden. Growing here are also plants for drinks, plants for dyes and plants that grow on other plants! Have fun at the fantastic forest which includes a tree house, a pond, a suspension bridge and a cave! Plenty to do and plenty to see in the Children's Garden!

Suitable for K1 – P6 Levels
Duration: 30 minutes
Fee: $150.00 flat rate
Group Size: A group of 20 students (min) to 60 students (max)
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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National Orchid Garden - A Floral Paradise

NOG

Let us walk you through the Floral Paradise of Singapore Botanic Gardens. In this talk, you will be introduced to various attractions, well-known orchid collections and fascinating displays around the Orchid Garden. Opportunities will be given to plan your own tour afterwards.

Suitable for K1 - P6 Levels
Duration: 30 minutes
Fee: $150.00 flat rate
Group Size: A group of 20 students (min) to 60 students (max)
Location: The National Orchid Garden, Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

National Orchid Garden Admission Fee:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Students / Senior Citizens 60 years and above: $1.00
  • Children 12 years and below: Free

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Storytelling Programmes

Storytime with Sara - Exploring the Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

Join us for a fun-filled storytelling session, specially designed for the little ones. Children will explore the Heritage Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens with Sara the Botanicosaurus and her squirrel friends, Fluff-tail and Twitchy. To conclude the programme, children will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with plants that are featured in the story, view the graceful white swans of Swan Lake and even visit the Singapore Botanic Garden’s iconic Bandstand.

Suitable for N1 & N2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour (30 minutes storytelling session followed by a 30 minutes guided tour)
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

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Storytime with Sara at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

SS

Join us for a fun-filled storytelling session, specially designed for little ones. Children will explore Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden with Sara the Botanicosaurus and her squirrel friends, Fluff-tail and Twitchy. To conclude the programme, children will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with plants that are featured in the story, and even have the chance to rock the Suspension Bridge and play hide-and-seek in the Maze. 

Suitable for N1 & N2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour (30 minutes storytelling session followed by a 30 minutes guided tour)
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Storytime with Sara – Learning About The 3Rs

S3Rs

Join Sara and her friend, Rana the Frog, as they learn about how to save the earth and protect the environment. Children will also be taught the importance of trees and learn what they can do to save the environment. 

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels
Duration: 1.0 hour (30 minutes storytelling session followed by a 30 minutes guided tour)
Fee: $6.00 per student
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per group
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on Planting "I Shrank a Garden" Series: My Garden Fits a Dish

Hands on Planting 2

Create a miniature garden in a dish!  Learn the art of landscape design too!  Be a budding landscape designer for a day.

Suitable for K1 – P6 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $30.00 per student (includes materials)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per workshop
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Hands-on Planting "I Shrank a Garden" Series: My Garden in a Bottle

Hands-on Planting

Bottle Gardens, also known as Terrariums, involves growing and arranging plants in an enclosed (usually glass) container. Find out which plants can grow in an enclosed bottle and use your creativity to personalise your very own miniature bottle garden. Bottle Gardens make great school holiday projects and gifts for family and friends!

Suitable for K1 – P6 Levels
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fee: $30.00 per student (includes materials)
Group Size: A minimum of 20 students per workshop
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Drama Workshops: “Grow with Nature” Drama Series

Drama

Through nature, we can learn and grow in character. The rich biodiversity in nature makes it a good teaching tool to develop children’s character through dramatisation. Children will be encouraged to care for nature and be aware of its biodiversity. With each story, children will also learn to emulate and incorporate good moral value in their lives.  

The following themes are available in the Drama Series (please choose one):

  1. The Grumpy Tree
  2. The Seeds
  3. The Wailing Forest
  4. Ice in the Forest

Suitable for K1 – P2 Levels

Duration    : 1.0 hour
Fee           : $10.00 per child
Group Size : subjected to a minimum of 20 children per workshop
Location     : Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Programmes for Educators

We offer a number of workshops, talks and tours through which we aim to share our knowledge and information about the Gardens and to equip educators who wish to lead their own tours for their students in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

 

 

Guided Tour for Educators: 

These 1.5 hours guided tours will bring educators to various parts of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. During the tours, our guides will share background information of the Garden’s landscape, history as well as interesting facts of selected plants. To ensure a pleasurable learning experience, the group size of each tour session will be capped between 15 – 20 participants.

The following topics are available (please choose one) :


  1. Singapore Botanic Gardens: Our Heritage

  2. Plant Highlights at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
  3. National Orchid Garden Tour  

 

Duration    : 1.5 hours

Fee           : $15.00 per educator

Group Size : 15 educators (min) to 20 educators (max)

Location     : 1) Botany Centre, Tanglin Core

   2) Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core

   3) National Orchid Garden, Central Core 

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Educational Talks for Educators:

Educators who wish to have a quick insight into the different areas of the Singapore Botanic Gardens may choose to attend our 30 minutes educational talks. A maximum of 60 educators may attend the talk in one session. Following that, you can then take a tour of the Gardens at your own leisure.

The following topics are available (please choose one):

  1. An Introduction to Singapore Botanic Gardens

  2. An Introduction to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

  3. National Orchid Garden Tour

Duration: 30 minutes 
Fee: $250.00 flat rate
Group Size: 25 educators (minimum) to 60 educators (maximum)
Choice of Location:

  • Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens 

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Workshops: Nature Educators Series:

Our "Nature Educators" Series is suitable for teachers who wish to pick up knowledge and practical skills ranging from basic gardening to propagation of specific plant types. These knowledge and skills could be applied to kick-start new projects in school and/or be imparted to students from various interest groups, for example, the environmental club. The duration of each session may be 3 hours or 6 hours, depending on the selected workshop. To ensure a pleasurable learning experience, the group size of each workshop will be capped between 15 – 24 participants.

The following topics are available in the "Nature Educators" Series (please choose one):

  1. Home Gardening: The Fundamentals & Another Perspective 
  2. Herbs and Spices
  3. Growing Tropical Orchids for Beginners

 

Duration: 3.0 hours

Fee: $50.00 per educator for 3 hours workshop

$80.00 per educator for 6 hours workshop

Group Size: 15 educators (minimum) to 20 educators (maximum)

Location: Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Speaker Series:

The Singapore Botanic Gardens benefits from the knowledge and expertise of eminent visiting botanists, as well as distinguished local scientists. This series offers them a platform to share their passion and fascinating stories behind their research with the public. These talks take place every month on a Friday evening. 

Duration    : 1.0 hour
Fee            : Free
Location     : Function Hall, Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens

 

Educators' Recce in Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

To facilitate the planning and preparation of school visits to the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, we encourage educators to write to us to seek approval to recce the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden on their own prior to their intended school outings.

Please send your request via email to the Education Branch of the Singapore Botanic Gardens at nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg at least 7 working days prior to the intended date of your recce.

 

Other Useful Information

How do I register my school/group for an educational programme?

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis upon receipt of registration form. Registration can be done on the Singapore Botanic Gardens website (under “Education”).
  • To avoid disappointment, please submit on-line registration to us at least one month prior to commencement of your intended programme.
  • The group size for each educational tour or hands-on planting session for children is 20 students (min) to 25 students (max). For educational talks for children, the group size is 20 students (min) to 60 students (max).
  • The group size for each educators’ tour or workshop is 15 educators (min) to 25 educators (max). For educational talks for educators, the group size is 25 educators (min) to 60 educators (max).
  • In the event that the number of participants is less than the minimum number required, please note that the minimum charge for each group will be levied.
  • Booking is only considered as confirmed when a confirmation letter is sent out by us to your school via email. If you do not hear from us one week prior to the commencement of the programme, please contact us.

 

What if I need to change my booking?

  • Changes to bookings should be made at least 7 working days prior to commencement of the educational programme. Otherwise, the minimum charge for each group may be levied.
  • Cancellation of booking must be made at least 3 working days prior to commencement of education programmes and no prior notification will result in the levy of the minimum charge for each group.
  • Cancellation due to wet weather/haze must be made at least one and a half hours before the commencement of the programme. Failure to do so will result in the levy of the minimum charge for each group.

 

What if my programme is affected by wet weather?

  • For safety reasons, programmes at the Gardens will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather on the scheduled day and/ or time of the programme.
  • Programmes can continue if weather conditionspermit eg. light drizzle.
  • Please call us at least 1 hour before commencement of the programme if you wish to cancel your programme in the event of inclement weather. There will be no charge levied for cancellation of programme due to inclement weather. 

 

What preparations do I need to make prior to my school’s visit to the Gardens? 

  • For schools who are visiting the Gardens on free & easy basis, we strongly encourage schools to submit applications athttp://www.sbg.org.sg/visitorinfo/usageparktc.asp for the use of the Gardens for organised or group activities. Submission should be made at least 14 days prior to your intended visit.
  • For easy access around the Gardens, you could download maps of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from on our webpage athttp://www.sbg.org.sg/visitorinfo/mapofground.asp
  • For educators who wish to recce Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden on their own, please send your request via email to the Education Branch of the Singapore Botanic Gardens at nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg, at least 7 working days prior to the intended date of your recce.
    Please present your Educator Identification (e.g. staff card, business card) to our Educator staff at the Information Counter of Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden on the day of your recce.

 

What happens when we reach the Gardens?

  • To ensure all programmes will begin and end punctually, please arrive at least 10 minutes before commencement of the programme.
  • Please present your confirmation letter to our Education staff at the Information Counter upon your arrival.
  • Please inform our Education staff the exact number of students and accompanying adults who will be attending the programme.
  • Payment can be made by cash, NETS or cheque on the day of the programme. Cheques should be made payable to “National Parks Board”. Please print the name of your organization, name of programme, date and time of programme on the reverse side of the cheque.
  • For schools and organizations, an invoice can be issued and mailed to your designated school or organization after the completion of the programme. All payments should be settled promptly. Please note our credit term is 30 days from the date of issuance of invoice.

 

What is the role of the school teachers and accompanying adults during the educational programme?

  • We encourage accompanying adults to participate and enjoy the programme together with their students.
  • Students should be divided according to the number of group to ensure all groups have supervision at all times.
  • Teachers and adults must be present at all times to instill discipline if necessary.
  • Our Guides and Education staff may request accompanying teachers and adults to discipline students if necessary. They also have the right to step in to discipline or remind students of garden rules should discipline problems persist after reminders to the accompanying teachers and adults.
  • Please note that schools and organizations are liable for any misconduct or damage incurred during the programme.

 

How can I enjoy the educational programmes at the Gardens?

  • Comfortable clothing, walking shoes are recommended. Participants may bring along water bottles, hats/caps as well as insect repellent/antiseptic ointment to minimize insect bites.
  • Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but foot prints.
  • Exercise care and caution when handling plants or its parts as they may contain poisonous or toxic qualities. We do not encourage plucking of any plants or plant parts in our Gardens.
  • Keep our Gardens pets and smoke free.
  • Food, ball games, skate-boarding, roller-blading, bicycles and skate-scootering are not allowed in Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. For picnics and games, please proceed to the Eco-Garden, a 5-minute walk from Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.

 

Where can I fill up a feedback form at the end of my programme?

  • Feedback forms will be provided to each accompanying teacher during the educational programme. We encourage you to fill one up at the end of your programme so that we can continue to provide better educational programmes to students and educators.

Disclaimer

As there may be physical risks that may arise from your participation in the programme. The National Parks Board shall not be liable to you or your participants for any loss or damage to property or for theft or personal injury sustained during your participation in the programme, or for any form of compensation whatsoever.

 

How to Get Here

By Car/Taxi via Major Entrances of the Gardens
  • Tanglin Gate/Botany Centre at the junction of Holland and Napier Road
  • Nassim Gate/Visitor Centre at the junction of Cluny and Nassim Road
  • Tyersall Avenue Access to the National Orchid Garden and Ginger Garden
  • Cluny Park Gate along Cluny Park Road via Bukit Timah Road
  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Visitor Centre via junction of Bukit Timah Road – Kheam Hock Road
  • The Healing Garden next to the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate
By Bus

Tanglin Core: Board SBS Transit No. 7, 105, 123, 174, SMRT Bus No. 75, 77, 106 and alight along Napier Road.

Bukit Timah Core & Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden: Board SBS Transit No.48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 186, SMRT Bus No. 67, 171 and alight along Bukit Timah or Dunearn Road.

By MRT

Alight at the Botanic Gardens Station.

 

Operating Hours

The Garden’s Grounds is open daily from 5.00am to midnight

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden: 8am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm)
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is closed on Mondays except when Monday falls on a designated public holiday.

National Orchid Garden: 8.30am to 7pm (last ticket sales is at 6pm)

Library of Botany & Horticulture:  Mon – Fri (9am – 5pm)
Closed on weekends and public holidays

 

Admission Fees

Admission to the Gardens is free except for the National Orchid Garden:

  • Adults:$5.00
  • Students/Senior Citizens 60 years and above: $1.00
  • Children 12 years and below: Free

 

Our Contact

Education Branch
Singapore Botanic Gardens 
National Parks Board
1, Cluny Road
Singapore 259569

Enquiries: 6471 9961 
Facsimile: 6467 4832
Email: nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg
Website: www.sbg.org.sg


Conservation of the Native Orchids of Singapore

 

Conservation of Native Orchids

 

Do you know that, of the 226 species of native orchids recorded in Singapore, more than 170 are considered to be extinct? Only five of them are common. Join us to learn about the recent orchid conservation programme, which sets out to monitor existing species, explore ways to conserve their germplasm and increase their number in various appropriate environments in Singapore. You will be amazed by the horticultural considerations and challenges involved in this meaningful re-introduction exercise.

 

 

 

Highlights of this programme include a guided tour for students to learn more about the native orchids found around the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

 

 

 

Suitable for children in Sec 1 - JC2 levels 
Duration     : 1.5 hours
Fees           : $17.50 per student (includes $8.50 "Native Orchids of Singapore - Diversity, Identification and Conservation" publication) 

 

(subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group)

 

Venue        : Tanglin Core & Central Core of Singapore Botanic Gardens 

Last updated on 12 April 2017

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