Notice27 Jul 2021
Closure of Car Park A (NParks HQ) on 5 & 6 Aug (5am to 12pm for both days). Alternative parking available at Car Park B, C & Raffles Building

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please click here to read all COVID-19 measures in place for the Gardens.

Please comply with instructions from our officers on the ground.

 

Located in central Singapore and just five minutes away from Orchard Road (Singapore’s main shopping street), getting to the Gardens is easy. Visitors can access the Gardens via its various major entrances. Knowing where to alight will help ensure that your visit is an enjoyable experience.


Map of SBG May 2021

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Opening Hours  Getting Here / Various Entrances  Bicycle Parking
Visitor Services Counters Parking Charges Coin-Operated Lockers

 

Opening Hours (Daily 5am - 12mn)

The general outdoor gardens is opened daily from 5am to 12midnight and admission is free. 

Specific opening hours, admission charges and more information on the attractions listed below.

Nearest Entrance Attractions & Opening Hours
More Information
Tanglin Gate Entrance

SBG Heritage Museum

Closed from 22 July till further notice

9am - 6pm daily (Closed every last Monday of the Month)

No dogs allowed

CDL Green Gallery

9am - 6pm daily (Closed every last Tuesday of the Month)

Closed from 22 July till further notice

No dogs allowed 

Library of Botany and Horticulture

Starting 16 July, new operating hours will be:

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 3pm

(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

No dogs allowed 

Bonsai Garden

5am - 6pm daily

 

Tyersall Gate Entrance

National Orchid Garden

8.30am - 7pm daily (Last Entry at 6pm)

Admission Charges Local* Standard
Seniors (60 years of age and above $1 $3
Adults $5 $15

Student (Valid student identification by local public

and private education institutes)

$1 $3
Child below 12 years of age Free
Notice:

During this period, the garden is operating with limited capacity and we seek your understanding on the following when the capacity has been reached: 

  • You may be required to wait till there is availability. Please expect a waiting time of about 1 to 2 hours. 
  • The last entry time may be as early as 4pm instead of the regular 6pm as we are unable to accept more visitors
No dogs allowed
Ginger Garden

5am - 12mn


Learning Forest

SPH Walk of Giants, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, Botanist Boardwalk & Pulai Marsh Trail are closed 7pm - 7am daily.

*No dogs allowed for Learning Forest elevated walkways and boardwalks.

No dogs allowed*

Gallop Gate Entrance

 

    

Botanical Art Gallery

9am - 6pm (Closed every last Thursday of the Month)

Closed from 22 July till further notice

 No dogs allowed

COMO Adventure Grove

7am - 7pm daily

 No dogs allowed

 Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum

9am - 6pm (Closed every last Monday of the Month)

Closed from 22 July till further notice

 No dogs allowed

OCBC Arboretum

5am - 12mn daily

 No dogs allowed

Mingxin Foundation Rambler's Ridge

7am - 7pm daily

 No dogs allowed
Nassim Gate Entrance

Rain Forest

7am - 7pm daily

 No dogs allowed

Evolution Garden 

 No dogs allowed

Healing Garden

7am -7pm daily

Closed every Tuesday unless it falls on a Public Holiday

 

 No dogs allowed
Bukit Timah Gate Entrance

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden*

Pre-book your visit here (Trial period between 9 July to 8 September 2021)

8am - 7pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

Closed every Monday unless it falls on a Public Holiday

Open to children up to 14 yrs old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult.

Notice: 

The Photosynthesis Play area and Flying Fox are closed till further notice. 

During this period, the garden is operating with limited capacity and we seek your understanding on the following when the capacity has been reached: 

  • You may be required to wait till there is availability. Please expect a waiting time of about 1 to 2 hours. 

No dogs allowed


Foliage Garden 

Ethnobotany Garden

No dogs allowed

Centre for Ethnobotany

9am - 6pm (Closed every last Wednesday of the Month)

Closed from 22 July till further notice

No dogs allowed              

Seed Bank

9am - 6pm (Closed every last Friday of the Month. Should this fall on a Public Holiday, the Seed Bank will be closed the following Monday)

Closed from 22 July till further notice

No dogs allowed

 

Getting Here / Various Entrances

As the Gardens is 82-hectares, it is ideal to access different entrances for different zones you may wish to visit. Parking facilities are available in each zone.

Please note that different zones are served by different bus services and train stations, with walking times averaging between 30-50 minutes (North to South).

Attractions & Facilities Food & Beverage Transportation
 Tanglin Entrance

Bandstand

Bonsai Garden

Botany Centre

CDL Green Gallery

Herbarium

Heritage Garden

Library of Botany & Horticulture

Plant House

SBG Heritage Museum

Swan Lake

Tanglin Gate

 

Fusion Spoon

By Bus

SBS Transit

7, 105, 123, 174, 174E

SMRT

75, 77, NR8

Tower Transit

106

By Train

Orchard MRT Station, North-South Line (Red)

By Taxi

Taxi Pick-Up and Drop-Off point available at Botany Centre

By Car

Basement car park at Botany Centre (5am - 12am daily)

224 car lots 

 Tyersall-Gallop Entrance

Tyersall Entrance

National Orchid Garden

Ginger Garden

Learning Forest

 

Gallop Entrance

Botanical Art Gallery

COMO Adventure Grove

Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum

Mingxin Foundation Rambler's Ridge

OCBC Arboretum

 

 

 

 

Tyersall Entrance

Forest Pavilion

Halia Restaurant 

Provisions

The Villa

 

Gallop Entrance

Bees' Knees Petite

 

 

By Bus

Nearest bus stop at Holland Road with a 10 minute walk

Hop-On-Hop-Off

SIA Hop-On Bus

By Taxi

Taxi Pick-Up and Drop-Off points available at Learning Forest (via Tyersall Gate entrance) and Gallop Extension (via Gallop Gate entrance)

By Car

Open-air car parks at Tyersall Gate and Gallop Gate

Driving directions: Please only enter via Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue. 

From Holland Road (Towards City):
 • Turn left into Tyersall Avenue
 • Turn left into Gallop Gate entrance OR Turn right into Tyersall Gate entrance

From Holland Road (Towards Ulu Pandan Road):
 • Turn right into Tyersall Avenue
 • Turn left into Gallop Gate entrance OR Turn right into Tyersall Gate entrance

(Note: No access via Cluny Park Road/Tyersall Road/Bukit Timah Road)

Tyersall Gate car park - 36 car lots

Gallop Gate car park - 29 car lots

 Nassim Entrance

Car Park A, B, C

Institute of Policy Studies (1C)

National Parks Headquarters

National Biodiversity Centre (1A)

Palm Valley

Rain Forest

Raffles Building (Office)

Raffles Building Car Park

Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage

Symphony Lake

Visitor Centre

 

Corner House

Casa Verde (dog friendly)

 

By Bus / MRT

No MRT & bus stops available.

By Taxi

Taxi Pick-Up and Drop-Off point available at Visitor Centre (via Nassim Gate entrance)

By Car

Basement and open-air car parks at Nassim Gate

NParks HQ car parks A, B & C - 141 car lots

Raffles Building car parks (RB1 & RB2) - 133 car lots

 Bukit Timah Entrance

Bukit Timah Gate

Centre for Education & Outreach (1F)

Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, CUGE (1E)

Car Park, Cluny Park (along Cluny Park Road)

Eco-Lake and Eco-Garden

Ethnobotany Garden and Centre for Ethnobotany (1G)

Foliage Garden

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

NUS Law Faculty

Seed Bank (1D)

Bee's Knees

The Botanico

Little Spot

JUJU

By Bus 

(Bus services via Bukit Timah & Dunearn Road)

SBS Transit

48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170

SMRT

67

Please click here for updates by SMRT

By MRT

Botanic Gardens MRT Station

Circle Line & Downtown Line, (Yellow & Blue)

By Taxi

Taxi Pick-Up and Drop-Off points available at Downtown Line and Cluny Park Road

By Car

Open-air car parks at Cluny Park Road and Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Cluny Park Road car park - 50 car lots

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden car park - 39 car lots

 

Nearby Train Stations

Nearby Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations are available. They are: 

  • Orchard Road MRT Station
    • North-South Line [Red]Transfer to bus services and alight at Napier Road required
  • Botanic Gardens MRT Station
    • Circle Line [Yellow] & Downtown Line [Blue]Bukit Timah Entrance

Outlaying MRT stations are available as options, and all require transfers to bus services. They are: 

  • Farrer MRT Station Circle Line [Yellow]
  • Commonwealth MRT Station East-West Line [Green]
  • Doby Ghaut MRT Station North-South Line [Red]
  • Somerset MRT Station North-South Line [Red]
  • City Hall MRT Station East-West Line [Green]

Please click here for more information of on Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.

Download the "MyTransportSG" application to help plan your routes using bus services in Singapore.

 

 

Parking Charges

Hours* Charges
7.00 am to 10.30 pm $0.02 per minute
7.00 pm to 10.30 pm $2 maximum
8.00 am to 9.00 am $1 **
No overnight parking is allowed

**Peak hour charge on all passing vehicles that enter from Kheam Hock Road and exit at Evans/Cluny Road

For further information, please contact Wilson Parking at 6411 5592.

 

Visitor Services Counters

Our Visitor Services staff are on duty from 8.00am – 5.30pm daily at our various service desks to handle queries you may have on the Gardens.

We have 6 Service Desks located throughout the Gardens. 

  • Visitor Services @ Tanglin (Drop-Off Point, Level 1, Botany Centre)
  • Visitor Services @ Tyersall (Drop-Off Point, Tyersall Entrance)
  • Visitor Services @ Nassim (Drop-Off Point, Nassim Entrance) 
  • Visitor Services @ Bukit Timah
  • Visitor Services @ Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
  • Visitor Services @ Gallop Entrance

 

At the Visitor Services Desk, you may seek assistance for:

  • Information on the Gardens
  • Maps
  • Feedback
  • Lost & Found
  • First Aid
  • Handling of Emergencies
  • Wheelchair loan

 

Coin-operated lockers

Pay-per-use personal lockers are available at these locations. (Price range $1 - $3 depending on size are currently available at these locations:

  • Tanglin Entrance
  • Nassim Entrance
  • Melati Gate ($2-$3 sizes only)

 

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking (4-6 lots each) is available at our entrances as we do not allow cycling in the Gardens. 

  • Tanglin Service Desk
  • Ridley Hall (side gate along Cluny Road)
  • Tyersall Coach Park
  • Gallop Service Desk
  • Palm Valley Gate
  • Car Park C, Nassim Entrance
  • Car Park B, Nassim Entrance
  • Raffles Building Car Park
  • Cluny Park Gate
  • Melati Gate
  • Jacob Ballas Children's Garden Car Park 

 

 

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