Botanical Gardens, Singapore

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    Enjoying the Flowers

    by ushar Updated Oct 6, 2015

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    A sight seeing visit to the National Orchid Garden was really delightful. It is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Enjoy over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids, with about 600 species and hybrids on display in this carefully landscaped slopes of three hectares land.
    The differnet shades of colours are focused in different zones "spring" zone- bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams., "summer" zone - reds and pinks
    "autumn" zone - matured shades and the "winter" zone - whites and cool violet shades

    Address: 20 min walk from Botanic Gardens Station

    Directions: 1 Cluny Road
    Singapore Botanic Gardens
    Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1800-471 7300 (Toll-free)

    Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/national-orchid-garden

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    colourfull, big and interesting

    by AnnaHermans Written Oct 21, 2014

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    We went by metro to the botanical garden. Entrance is free accpet for the orchid garden. I am not interested in orchids, but I liked it anyway. It is so big and nice. There is a restaurant in the middle. A lot of shade and places to sit down.

    Directions: Take the metro and get out at the station botanical gardens

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    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    by SallyM Updated Aug 16, 2014

    Apart from the National Orchid Garden (see separate tip) admission to the Botanical Gardens is free, and they are well worth a visit. Established in 1859, the gardens are one of the most visited botanic gardens in the world.

    There are a number of separate themed gardens, including the Ginger Garden (you will be amazed at how many different species belong to the ginger family), the Healing Garden, the Fragrant Garden, The Foliage Garden, and the Evolution Garden.

    There are also several lakes. Symphony Lake, which is overlooked by a statue of Chopin, has a concert stage in the middle of it. Also in the middle of this lake is the 'Greenwich Arrow', which , marks the spot where scientists from the Royal Observatory conducted experiments into the Earth's magnetic field.

    Swan Lake has a sculpture of swans in it, as well as live ones. There is also a notice requesting visitors not to dump aquatic animals in the water. I later noticed a number of terrapins in the lake.

    Another landmark is the Prisoner-of-War brick steps, which were constructed during the Japanese occupation.

    There are a number of food and beverage outlets in the gardens, but we didn't try them (other than buying a soft drink at a kiosk). The gardens are open from 5.00 a.m. to midnight.

    Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore

    Directions: Botanic Gardens or Orchard MRT. From Orchard, it is a 15 minute bus ride to the Tanglin Gate. You can walk, as we did, but it's not particularly pleasant in the humidity.

    Website: http://www.sbg.org.sg

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    Beautiful gardens in a bustling city

    by Phildy Written Mar 19, 2014

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    The Singapore Botanical Gardens is a delight, a breath of fresh air in a crowded city. Located not far from the touristy Orchard Road (a good walk if you are up to it), it's a pleasant break from the push and shove of downtown Singapore. Take a picnic (as many locals do) and a book and share a few hours 'holiday' break with someone.

    The gardens also contain the National Orchid Garden, a pay per visit addition, but well worth it if you are into orchids.

    Address: Singapore Botanical Gardens

    Plenty of shade! National Orchid Garden
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    Picnic in Botanical Gardens

    by lynnehamman Updated Nov 25, 2011

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    If you want or need a break from the frenetic pace of shopping and sightseeing in Singapore, its a good idea to make up a picnic basket, and head for the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
    Founded in 1822 by Sir Stamford Raffles originally. The Gardens were relocated to present site in 1859 by the Horticultral Society in 1859.

    The lawns are lush and green, with towering trees giving welcome shade. Pathways are well marked, leading to specified areas such as the Ginger Garden (which houses a large selection of plants from the Ginger family), Orchid House, English Garden, Symphony Lake,which houses an amphitheatre where outdoor concerts are held, Bromiliad Garden, Rainforest Gardens with its misty atmosphere, and many more.

    There are various statues dotted around the Gardens- my favourite being Mr & Mrs Frederick Chopin, near Symphony Lake.
    A restuarant is situated next to the Ginger Gardens, offering a wide selection of tasty snacks and meals- enjoy an outdoor meal while you watch the fountains and abundant birdlife.

    At the Visitors Centre there are free maps of the Gardens available, and a shop that sells souveniers and orchids, and other plants.

    Allow yourself a few hours to wander around, and drink plenty of fluids. Its very humid and hot , and dehydration is a danger.

    Getting to the Botanical Gardens is easy- taxis are cheap and will drop you at the entrance.
    Buses: there are buses which pick up on Orchard Road- we caught bus 105 which went via Holland Road, but there are a few that go also along Bukit Timah Road.
    MRT - alight at Botanic Gardens stop- a short walk to Gardens.

    Opening hours are 7.30am till Midnight
    Entrance in free (however, there is a S$5.00 fee , children free, to enter Orchid House)

    Directions: Entrance to the Gardens is through the Gardens' major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Burkill Gate, Nassim Gate and Cluny Park Gate, and through the Bukit Timah Entrance

    Frederick and Mrs Chopin
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    Beautiful gardens

    by Tricky_Dicky69 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This must be one of the best value things to do in Singapore as it is free apart from a small fee to gain entry to the orchid garden. We unfortunately had enough time to walk around the southern end of the gardens up as far as the orchid garden which is well worth a visit.

    We travelled there on the SIA tour bus and got off just by The Tanglin Mall which is close to the western end of Orchard Road.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Beautiful gardens

    by Tricky_Dicky69 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This must be one of the best value things to do in Singapore as it is free apart from a small fee to gain entry to the orchid garden. We unfortunately had enough time to walk around the southern end of the gardens up as far as the orchid garden which is well worth a visit.

    We travelled there on the SIA tour bus and got off just by The Tanglin Mall which is close to the western end of Orchard Road.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    The beautiful garden

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Botanic Garden of Singapore celebrate its 150th birthday in 2009, although it doesn't look a day older than 79. The garden is very popular, but without getting too crowded.
    We spent almost a whole day here, just wandering around in the park. First location was the Tangling Core, where we took thousands (well...) of photos of the fishes, the birds and the so cute turtles. For those of you who are into photographing, this is really good place.

    After slowly walking around the pound we drove our shoes to the Central Core, where we laid down and had a picnic on the grass, while watching people strolling by, playing football or just sitting down in the grass like us.

    Don't miss the huge eagle who flies around above you. And don't either miss the amazing sunset that gives you a great show between the trees.

    No matter what you like this is the place to relax in. Even if there are a lot of people around it still feels very calm. Can also imagine that it would be great to look at a concert here, at the stage in the middle.

    All in all a very nice place both for kids and adults. And also for dogs and their walkers. Think we stopped counting after the first 27 dogs...

    The park is open 5am to midnight every day, although I wouldn't recommened anyone to stay there after dark arrives. And remember it gets dark pretty quickly here.
    Although, if it's somewhere in the world where you should stay in a park when it's night it's probably in safe Singapore.

    Entrance is free, although there is a fee of S$5 to enter the National Orchid Garden.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

    Cute turtles. And cute dog. Even cuter dog. Sunset over the Botanic garden. So calm and beautiful park.
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    by sarah_m1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Absolutely lovely way to spend a day - the paths, gardens, ponds, picnic areas - unbelieavable range & varieties of plants - let your senses take over to guide you

    Like everything in Singapore - a very cheap taxi ride from anywhere

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    fish feeeding

    by junefer Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    singapore botanical garden is superb an extra ordinary colection of deffirent types of flowers and orchids...just dont forget to drop by and bring some loaf of bread when u come because u can feed fish in the fish fond inside its verry good and fun especially when have kids with you....

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Directions: just take taxi to botanical garden

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Botanical Gardens

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On Sunday after, I would visit this place. It has a nice pond where there are swans swimming. I love walking around the garden and just look at the trees and the orchids. I love orchids! Singapore has the most beautiful orchids I have seen!

    I had a picture taken with the century tree but the picture I have is already very old and it is with my grandmother! She refused to give it to me so I can scan it! But anyway, it's been over 22 years now since I last visited Singapore. At that time, they were building the underground subway.

    To go back with this century tree! There are flowers on its roots! And, the roots bear fruits, too! It was an interesting tree to see!

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    by limledi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest public park in Singapore and the birthplace of the rubber industry in the region. Walk through a section of the primary forest and listen to the rhythmic sounds of crickets all around you. If orchids fascinate you, visit the spectacular National Orchid Garden and be amazed by the varieties and colours of orchids on display. The newest exhibit, Cool House, simulates a tropical montane forest, and houses spectacular orchids and carnivorous plants.
    Opening times: 5am to midnight daily (National Orchid Garden opens from 8:30am-7pm)
    Admission: Free (National Orchid Garden: SGD 5.00 (Adult), SGD 1.00 (Student & Senior)

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Directions: Nearest MRT Station: Orchard
    Buses: 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174.

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    by martin_nl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I love to visit botanic gardens. We don't get them in Europe, so if I get the chance I visit one right away. Every botanic gardens has it's unique vegetation, but I have to say the ones in tropical climates like here in Singapore are the nicest. Very often there are performances here in the Botanic Gardens of Singapore. Just bring a book, a drink and enjoy the music in the distance. A great way to spend some of the day when it is too hot to walk around.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Flowers and trees in the heart of the city

    by redhotwax Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Singapore Botanical gardens are an impressive sight, bang in the middle of the city, only a ten minute stroll from the famous Orchard Rd. Take a stroll through these gardens to unwind and enjoy the large mix of flowers, trees and excellent landscaping.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Directions: Next to Gleneagles hospital

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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    Botanical Gardens

    by aussirose Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Well there's so many things to do in Singapore I don't know where to start. How about the Botanical Gardens. This is one place I would come back to time and time again. It is very well set out and so peaceful. Hubby and I didn't get to see it all but what we did see was most enjoyable.

    Address: Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

    Phone: 1-800-6-471-7300

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