The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.
The Garden offers children a space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and our urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips! Be an ‘Adventurer’, ‘Gardener’ or ‘Naturalist’ for a day at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden by following these carefully curated trails.
Please click here to download a copy of the Explorer Map (Trail map) to help make the best of your children’s visit to the garden.
Find out more about the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens website.
10-min walk from Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle/Downtown Line)
Alight at “NUS Bukit Timah Campus” bus stop along Bukit Timah Road or “after Kheam Hock Road” bus stop along Dunearn Road. It is a 5-min walk from the respective bus stops.
Bus services along Dunearn Road and Bukit Timah Road: 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186
From Dunearn Road - At the Dunearn-Kheam Hock Road junction, turn right to enter NUS Bukit Timah Campus. Turn right into Jacob Ballas Children's Garden after car park gantry.
From Bukit Timah Road - At the Bukit Timah-Kheam Hock Road junction, turn left to enter NUS Bukit Timah Campus. Turn right into Jacob Ballas Children's Garden after car park gantry.
Limited parking lots are available at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and NUS Bukit Timah Campus.
In the Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Address: 481, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
Opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm). Closed on Mondays (except when Monday falls on a designated public holiday)
Admission: Free admission. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is designed for children aged 14 and below. Children aged 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult. To promote a safe environment for children, adults are permitted entry only if accompanying a child. Adult visitors without children must consult the Service Desk for entry.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Things to note:
Please do not damage plants, turf, furniture or facilities provided. Tents, tables or chairs are not allowed.
For the safety of everyone, glass objects, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and other related items are not allowed to be brought into the Children's Garden.
Pets are also not allowed.
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