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Singapore Botanic Gardens

After a leisurely start exploring the local hawker centre near the apartments we were staying, we decided to spend our first full day in Singapore visiting the famous Singapore Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens is a massive 74 hectare garden full of beautiful flowers and colours. Unknowingly, we¬†picked the same day that Prince William and Princess Kate were visiting the gardens, but we didn’t spot them or their entourage (it’s a huge garden).

There are many gorgeous areas within the Botanic Gardens, including a large lake called Swan Lake, Ginger Garden, National Orchid Garden (there’s a small $5/person fee for this area), Evolution Garden and more. We also spotted lots of great sculptures.

Here’s a brief photographic journey of our day wandering around the gardens.

Main gate at the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Alastair taking a photo at the main gate at the Singapore Botanic Gardens with our new Lytro (that broke during the trip *sigh*)

Range of signs in the Singapore Botanic Garden
Funny sign which looks like the dog has jumping poop
National Orchid Garden
Entrance to the National Orchid Garden ($5 entry into this part of the garden)
Mosaic of orchids
A range of beautiful orchids from the National Orchid Garden in Singapore Botanic Garden
Wire sculpture of a man pouring water into a bowl held by a little boy
Wire sculpture near the Cactus Garden
Sign with many many signs!
How many signs can this sign have?
Engagement photo shoot
We stopped for a while to watch this engagement photo shoot - I love the use of bubbles


Photos from the Evolution Garden
The Evolution Garden is a neat spot where you can follow along the winding path, watching the evolution of plants. It's actually pretty amazing watching the ecosystem change in such a small area.
Alastair standing among the Vanda Miss Joaquim
Alastair standing among the Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national orchid of Singapore
Funny grass creatures
Funny grass creatures spotted at one of the visitor's shops

After many hours of wandering around, I realised that my sitting-down-all-day-in-an-office body was struggling to keep up with the constant walking. We decided to call it quits and head back to our apartment before catching up with friends for dinner.

Singapore Botanic Gardens details

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

The Singapore Botanic Gardens are easy to get to. We caught a bus to the Tanglin Gate, but there is also an MRT station called ‘Botanic Gardens’ (can’t get this wrong!).

The gardens are open from 5 am to 12 midnight daily and it’s free (with the exception of the National Orchid Gardens which is gorgeous)! There are also a number of ways to get to the Botanic Gardens.


It’s free, relaxing and a great way to spend a several hours admiring the large range of flowers (and this is coming from a non-flower person).

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  1. Lovely park! Orchids are great. I’d love to walk in that garden.

    Sorry to hear about your Lytro!

  2. Gorgeous photos Ruth! I wish I’d had time to see the Botanical Gardens, they look so beautiful.

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