Notice08 Jan 2024
Please be informed that a section of the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is closed for upgrading work until 2nd Quarter 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden



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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.


Opening hours

8.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm) The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)

Refreshments are available at the  entrance of Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.


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, which is normally permitted only when accompanied by NParks’ staff.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Map of Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden 12 June 2023 

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.

For the convenience and comfort of all children, pets are not allowed.


Getting Here

By car or taxi

  • 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.

Parking is available at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and NUS Bukit Timah Campus.

By bus

SBS Bus No. 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 186 and SMRT Bus No. 67, 171. Alight along Bukit Timah Road, NUS Bukit Timah Campus bus stop.

By Mass Rapid Transit (Circle Line & Downtown Line, Botanic Gardens MRT):

Alight at Eco Garden (North end of the Singapore Botanic Gardens) via the Botanic Gardens Station. The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden will be a 10 minute walk from the station.


For emergencies, lost and found and general queries, please enquire at the Visitor Services Desk, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.

For the explorer map (activity sheet), please click here.

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