Programmes to celebrate the rich heritage of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

20 Jul 2015

ANNEX

The National Parks Board (NParks) has lined up a series of activities to celebrate the rich botanical and cultural heritage of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from July 2015.

The events are listed in the table below.

More details of the activities can be found at tinyurl.com/sbgeventcalendar  

 

Date

Time and location

Activity

6 Jul – 31 Aug

Visitor Centre & Bukit Timah Gate

EXHIBITION:

People’s Gallery - Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis in bloom

Photography Exhibition

10 Jul – 10 Aug

9.00am to 8.00pm

Level 1 Botany Centre

*Extended hours from 7 to 9 August will be from

9.00am to 10.00pm

EXHIBITION:

Orchids of Singapore Botanic Gardens and Their Heritage

The exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the National Orchid Garden and traces the orchid breeding and hybridisation experiments in the late 1920s under then director Eric Holttum to the ongoing conservation and breeding programme. It showcases the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ role in the world of orchids, featuring our Heritage, VIP and Celebrity orchids.

10 Jul – 1 Nov

9.00am to 6.00pm

CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum

*Extended hours from 7 to 9 August will be from

9.00am to 10.00pm

EXHIBITION:

Tropical Splendour: Plant Portraits from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of Contemporary Botanical Art

Preceding modern technology, botanical paintings were an important means of keeping scientific records for plant taxonomy. With the introduction of photography, botanical painting has since developed into an art form. This is the Gardens’ first exhibition of botanical art by international artists, curated by Dr Shirley Sherwood, whose family sponsored the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew Gardens, UK.

10 Jul – 31 Aug

8.30am to 7.00pm daily

(last entry at 6.00pm)

National Orchid Garden

FREE ADMISSION:

National Orchid Garden for residents*

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the National Orchid Garden, as well as SG50 Jubilee Celebrations and the inscription of the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, residents enjoy free entry into the National Orchid Garden from 10 July to 31 August.

*Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes. Proof of residency may be required when purchasing tickets or when entering the Orchid Garden.

1 Aug

9.00am to 1.00pm

PLANTING WORKSHOP CUM GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN:

National Day Special: Our National Flower - Vanda Miss Joaquim

This tour of the National Orchid Garden provides an introduction to various well-known orchid collections in the Orchid Garden. Following the tour, participants will get the opportunity to visit Burkill Hall, a historical British colonial bungalow built in 1866. Participants will also plant and decorate a pot of Vanda orchid to commemorate this special occasion.

Age suitability:

Children in K1 - P6 levels

Fee:

$50.00 per child (includes all materials & refreshments)

Meeting Point:

Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

(*Indoor session will be held at Ridley Hall while outdoor guided tour will be held at National Orchid Garden)

7 Aug

10.00am to 5.00pm

Bandstand & Orchid Plaza

CARNIVAL:

Activities, Games and Food & Beverage

The carnival celebrates shared memories and the Gardens’ rich heritage with game and craft booths, stalls plying childhood snacks and activities for children like balloon sculpting.

4.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

The first of a series of multicultural concerts or Aneka Ragam Ra’ayat was launched in the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1959. Bringing back the much-loved nostalgia of the 1950s, the concert will feature performances by the following popular local artistes, bands and community performing groups

-       Suhaimi Yusof [host]

-       Vernetta Lopez [host)

-       53A

-       Corrinne May

-       John Molina

-       Mel & Joe

-       Olivia Ong

-       Robert Fernando

-       Rui En

-       Shabir

-       Taufik Batisah

-       Ballet Eastern Dance

-       Eurasian Association Dance Troupe

-       Apsaras Arts

-       Sriwana

7.45pm to 8.20pm

The Bandstand

PERFORMANCE:

T’ang Quartet

8.30pm to 10.00pm

Lawn E (near Swan Lake)

MOVIE SCREENING:

It’s a Great Great World

8 Aug

10.00am to 5.00pm

Bandstand & Orchid Plaza

CARNIVAL:

Activities, Games and Food & Beverage

The carnival celebrates shared memories and the Gardens’ rich heritage with game and craft booths, stalls plying childhood snacks and activities for children like balloon sculpting.

5.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

The Sam Willows + Singapore Lyric Opera

Visitors can unwind with an evening of classical music by a classical music group accompanied by a touch of contemporary tunes from a popular local band.

7.45pm to 8.15pm

The Bandstand

PERFORMANCE:

Brass Nation

8.30pm to 10.00pm

Lawn E (near Swan Lake)

MOVIE SCREENING:

Singapore Dreaming

9 Aug

10.00am to 5.00pm

Bandstand & Orchid Plaza

CARNIVAL:

Activities, Games and Food & Beverage

The carnival celebrates shared memories and the Gardens’ rich heritage with guided walks, game and craft booths, stalls plying childhood snacks and activities for children like balloon sculpting.

4.00pm to 9.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

NDP Telecast with Pre Concert Performances

Live telecast of National Day Parade and pre-telecast performances by local artistes

Pre-telecast performances by:

-       Andrew Lua [host]

-       Jocelyn Ong (The Sonomas)

-       Lorraine Tan

-       Sezairi

-       MINDS Taiko

-       Trick

-       Vocaluptuous

-       Wicked Aura

22 Aug

6.30pm to 7.30pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Voytek Proniewicz: Solo Violin Recital

6 Sep

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Pianobotanica - A Night of Brazilian Music with Duo Bastos & Borges

12 Sep

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra

13 Sep

4.30pm to 6.30pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park

26 Sep

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Organised by Germany Embassy Singapore 

3 Oct

6.00pm to 8.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

International Acappella Festival  

4 Oct

5.30pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Tropic Green Performance 

11 Oct

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Performance by NUS Symphony Orchestra 

1 Nov

4.30pm to 6.30pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Park

21 Nov

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

Performance by Singapore Armed Forces Band 

28 Nov

5.30pm to 7.00pm

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

CONCERT:

National University of Singapore Presents:

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

1st Saturday of Every Month

9.00am, 10.00am,

TOUR:

Healing Garden Tour (English 9am & 10am)

*Mandarin at 10am only

The Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems.

1st Saturday of Every

10.00am

TOUR:

Rain Forest Tour (Japanese)

Conducted by our very experienced and passionate Japanese volunteers (in Japanese only)

2nd Saturday of Every Month

9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 4.00pm

TOUR:

Rain Forest Tour (English)

Our very first tour since 2001 is still the most popular to date. Find out more about the importance of the ecosystem of the Gardens' Rain Forest.

2nd Saturday of Every Month

10.00am, 4.00pm

TOUR:

Rain Forest Tour (Mandarin)

3rd Saturday of Every Month

9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 4.00pm

TOUR:

National Orchid Garden Tour (English)

*Admission fees apply

Visit one of the largest collections of orchids in the world today at the National Orchid Garden. With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids under our collection, you will be treated to a visual spectacle and learn through our guides the distinctive attributes of orchids.

3rd Saturday of Every Month

4.00pm

TOUR:

National Orchid Garden Tour (Mandarin)

*Admission fees apply

4th Saturday of Every Month

9.00am

TOUR:

Heritage Tour

Our history dates back to 1859 and there is no better way to find out more about the grand old trees and characters that have shaped the Gardens since then.

Last updated on 09 July 2018

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