Singapore Botanic Gardens

Holiday Travel Guide
Singapore Botanic Gardens which includes a waterfall and tropical scenes

Get lost among the rainforest foliage, spices, herbs and flowers at this perennial Singapore attraction.

Singapore's Botanic Gardens have offered respite from the hubbub of the city since 1859. But this is more than just a park – it is an essential centre for plant preservation and research. As a visitor, it's possible to spend hours admiring the various gardens which span over 74 hectares. In fact, it's easy enough to make a whole day of it. There are food and drink options inside; otherwise take a picnic along.

The gardens are especially humid, becoming warmer through the morning. The good news is that the attraction opens before the sun is up. Set your alarm and make an early start of it. This way, you'll avoid the worst of the heat and the crowds.

The favourite attraction at Singapore Botanic Gardens is the famed National Orchid Garden, which contains an awe-inspiring collection of flowers. This in itself takes an hour or so to do justice to. Other areas of the Botanic Gardens include a small tropical rainforest which pre-dates the gardens; the Evolution Garden which explains how plants have adapted and changed over the centuries; as well as a Ginger Garden featuring an idyllic waterfall and an excellent restaurant.

If you're taking kids along, make sure that you visit the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden. It has a maze, tree houses and a water play area. Children can also learn how various dyes and drinks are made from plant life, as well as get to grips with the concept of photosynthesis.

Those with a picnic to hand should eat alongside other picnickers on the lawns of Palm Valley. Outdoor concerts are sometimes held here too.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens are in downtown Singapore. It is reachable by car, taxi or public transport. The attraction is open daily and it's free to get in. There is a small entrance fee for the National Orchid Garden, but it’s well worth it.

Top 10 Hotels Near Singapore Botanic Gardens

YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
366 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$194 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Orchard, this hotel is steps away from Royal Thai Embassy, Palais Renaissance and Shaw Centre. Forum The Shopping Mall and ION Orchard are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"The room and the toilet..perfect"

Reviewed on 10 Dec,2021

YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore
The price is S$400 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Located in Orchard, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Merlion and Singapore Flyer are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (987 reviews)
"N/A"

Reviewed on 21 Jan,2022

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore
The price is S$280 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in the shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Thai Embassy, Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (989 reviews)
"My children really enjoyed the pool, Splash water playground and Buds indoor playground. The staff was all friendly and accommodating. The hotel doesn’t serve halal food at any of its restaurants and there are none nearby too so you would have to order food in through food delivery apps or walk out ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan,2022

Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hotel NuVe Heritage (SG Clean)
Quincy Hotel (SG Clean)
Hotel Grand Pacific (SG Clean)

Popular places to visit in Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens


Top Singapore Botanic Gardens Hotel Deals

JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore
The price is S$165 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore
The price is S$400 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore
The price is S$280 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
Shangri-La Singapore (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
366 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$194 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore
The price is S$399 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
The St. Regis Singapore (SG Clean)
Grand Hyatt Singapore (SG Clean)
Grand Hyatt Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
10 Scotts Road, Singapore
The price is S$320 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
Grand Hyatt Singapore (SG Clean)
Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
442 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is S$207 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
Orchard Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Goodwood Park Hotel (SG Clean)
Goodwood Park Hotel (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
22 Scotts Road, Singapore
The price is S$230 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Goodwood Park Hotel (SG Clean)
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
4 out of 5
28 Stevens Road #01-01, Orchard District, Singapore
Novotel Singapore on Stevens
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.