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.
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).