On some weekends, the Botanic Garden organizes classical open air concerts that are the ideal setting for a family or couple's picnic. Check our the events page for the dates.
Located in the Dempsey area, The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a vibrant monument to the founding fathers of Singapore. As a botanical institution, tourist destination and regional park, the gardens play an important role in educational outreach, horticulture and botanical research and training.Furthermore, with several seasonal tours and events, the gardens are a must-see for any outdoor aficianados and science advocates.
Inside the gardens themselves there is an information centre, a souvernir shop (also selling books and plants) as well as a lovely and very popular cafe-restaurant. With several more delicious food options on-site you'll be able to choose from classic Italian, French or local cuisine.
Just for children is the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, located within the Botanic Gardens themselves. Their Kidz Café offers light snacks and beverages for children's smaller appetites. Inside, children will have fun in the water play area, on the slides of the tree top house and on the suspension bridge with the nearby waterfall. Its a lovely outing for families.
Please note that adults without children or children without adults are not permitted inside the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
There is no admission fee for the Botanic or the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
The National Orchid Garden costs S$5 for Adults, S$1 for Students and Senior Citizens (60 yrs old and above). It is free for Children below 12 yrs old.
The Botanic Garden is open daily from 5am to midnight. The National Orchid Garden is open daily from 8.30am to 7pm.
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The park has two entrances, one near Gleneagles Hospital at the corner of Holland Road and Cluny Road. The main entrance is further along Cluny Road towards Nassim Road where you also can find the visitors center, shop and restaurant. You can choose any entrance and walk through the garden to reach the other side. The National Orchid Garden is located quite at the center in between both entrances.
"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac