Located in central Singapore and just five minutes away from Orchard Road, 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.

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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

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

No pets allowed

CDL Green Gallery

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

No pets allowed 

Library of Botany and Horticulture

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 3pm

(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)

No pets allowed 

Plant House

7am - 7pm 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


$1 $3
Child below 12 years of age Free

*Please show a valid proof of identity at the ticketing counter to enjoy the concession rates.

 1 Refers to all Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependant passes

2 Local student charges refer to students of local public and private education institutes and can produce a valid student pass. 

No pets allowed
Ginger Garden

5am - 12mn

Learning Forest

*Please note that the Canopy Web at the SPH Walk of Giants is partially closed for upgrading works till further notice. 

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

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


No pets allowed*

Gallop Gate Entrance



Botanical Art Gallery

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

Last entry at 5.30pm

No pets allowed

COMO Adventure Grove

7am - 7pm daily

No pets allowed

 Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum

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

No pets allowed

OCBC Arboretum

5am - 12mn daily

No pets allowed

Mingxin Foundation Rambler's Ridge

7am - 7pm daily

No pets allowed
Nassim Gate Entrance

Rain Forest

7am - 7pm daily

No pets allowed

Evolution Garden 

No pets allowed

Healing Garden

7am -7pm daily

Closed every Tuesday unless it falls on a Public Holiday


No pets allowed
Bukit Timah Gate Entrance

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden* 

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.


No pets allowed

Foliage Garden (7am - 7pm daily)

Ethnobotany Garden

No pets allowed

Centre for Ethnobotany 

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


No pets 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)

No pets 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


Botany Centre

CDL Green Gallery


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


75, 77, NR8

Tower Transit


By Train

Orchard MRT Station, North-South Line (Red)

Napier Station (Thomson East Coast Line, in operation starting 13 Nov 2022). Napier Station is directly opposite Tanglin Entrance.

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

Halia Restaurant 


The Villa


Gallop Entrance





By Bus

Nearest bus stop at Holland Road with a 10 minute walk

Hop-On-Hop-Off 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


Privé Botanic Gardens


Sprouts Food Place

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

Ice-Cream Man


By Bus 

(Bus services via Bukit Timah & Dunearn Road)

SBS Transit

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



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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

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

  • Orchard Road MRT Station (Red Line)
    • Transfer to bus services and alight at Napier Road required


  • Napier MRT Station (Thomson East Coast Line) (Brown Line)
  • Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Yellow & Blue Line)
    • 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]
  • Dhoby 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.

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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.


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Botany Centre B1 2 lots 11kW AC Charger / Lot number #207 & #208
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden 2 lots 22kW AC Charger / Lot number #38 & #39

Cluny Park Road Car Park

2 lots 120kW DC Charger / Lot number #43 & #44

For assistance on the use of these chargers, please contact support@cdgengie.com or call 6881 8383 for unauthorised parking. (Operated by CDG ENGIE)


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 (Closed every Monday)
  • 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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