Singapore Botanic Gardens is the first world heritage site and the first botanical garden in Asia. The garden has been registered as a world heritage site after the Orto Botanico di Padova in Italy and the Royal Botanic Gardens in England. Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only English-style garden with the tropical landscape zone and located in the center of Singapore. Singapore Botanic Gardens was built since 1859. The aged over 156 years and still showing the evolution of the tropical botanical gardens of the British colonies style. Nowadays the botanic garden become a world-class modern on scientific institution for both conservation and education as a leading institution of tropical botanical education in Singapore.
During the first year, Singapore Botanic Gardens had an important role in supporting agricultural to development, experiment and distribution of useful plants. One of the oldest and most important achievements is to introduction of experiments and promotion on rubber until become the main plant in Southeast Asia since 1875. In addition, Singapore Botanic Gardens also consists of National Orchid Garden with more than 2,000 species of orchids and a tropical rain forest simulation in this area.
Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Open hours: Open everyday from 5.00 am – 12.00 pm
How to get there: By publish transportation
- SBS Transit 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170.
- SMRT 67, 171.
- Nearest MRT Station : Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle Line)