Main/Tanglin Gate

Entering the Main Gate (also known as Tanglin Gate), visitors will come upon the oldest part of the Gardens, established here at Tanglin in 1859.

CDL Green Gallery & SBG Heritage Museum

The SBG Heritage Museum features interactive and multimedia exhibits and panels that detail the Gardens' rich heritage. The CDL Green Gallery is an extension of the Heritage Museum that displays botanical or greening related exhibits.

Botany Centre

The Botany Centre has a visitor information centre for the southern end of the Gardens. Research facilities like the Singapore Herbarium, the Library of Botany & Horticulture and the Orchid Breeding and Micropropagation Laboratory are located here.

Swan Lake

Catch a glimpse of the White Mute Swans from Amsterdam doing their graceful dances across the smooth waters as you stroll along the contours of the serene Swan Lake.


Previously used for music performances by military bands for many years, the Bandstand is now a popular spot for painters, wedding shots and a landmark feature of the Gardens.

Bonsai Garden

Located near the Bandstand, the Bonsai Garden displays 48 specimens of bonsai ranging from tropical to sub-tropical species and varieties.

Sun Garden

The desert landscape displays succulents and other plants of arid regions that stand out from the surrounding lush green tropical foliage.

Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim (Previously known as Vanda Miss Joaquim)

Be dazzled by the vibrant colours that characterise this beautiful hybrid, the national flower of Singapore. Visitors can also purchase a gold-plated souvenir piece of this flower at the RISIS Nature Gallery.

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