The Singapore Botanic Gardens are located close to the bustling city and serve as a peaceful sanctuary. This idyllic garden sits on 130 acres (52 ha) of land and is dotted with lakes inhabited by swans, ducks, and turtles. The park is excellent for a stroll around its pretty waterfalls, landscaped fountains, and well-situated rest spots. Refrains of orchestral music can at times be heard from outdoor concerns. It has both primary jungle and manicured lawns. The gardens orchid breeding program, begun in 1928, has produced more than 2,000 hybrids, with more being added each year. The garden has a reference library containing journals, rare books and botanical illustrations dating back to 1875.
National Orchid Garden
With over 1,000 species, this beautifully landscaped garden has the largest display of tropical orchids in the world.
VIP Orchid Garden
In 1928, the government started breeding hybrid orchids, and after 1957 started naming selected ones for distinguished guests.
Burkill Hall was home to many of the Garden’s past directors, including Isaac Henry Durkin and his son.
This octagonal bandstand was popular in the 1860c, when promenading in the gardens while listening to music played by a band was a fashionable pastime.
Swan Lake is home to a host of swans as well as a variety of pond flora.
Girl on a Swing (1984) is the first a series of a series of works created by Sydney Harpley.
Yuen-Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection
The collection of 20,000 bromeliads, which come from the forests of Central and South America, was donated by Lady Yuen-Peng McNeice. More than 700 species and 500 hybrids can be seen.
EJH Corner House
This colonial bungalow has been converted into a restaurant with a pleasant view of the idyllic surroundings.
The Tan Hoon Siang Mist House
The Tan Hoon Siang Mist House contains rare orchid blooms. Cultural artifacts particular to the orchid’s country of origin are displayed alongside.
On an islet in the middle of Symphony Lake Is the Shaw Foundation Symphony stage. Concerts and performances are regularly held in the pavilion.
The center has an information counter, a cafe, a shop, and restrooms, as well as ample parking space. It has its own main entrance access from Evans Road.
How to go to Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Address: Cluny Road
Contact Number: 6471 7361
Nearest MRT: Orchard
Bus Number: 7, 105,106. 123
Operation Hour: 5am-midnight daily
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