Living up to its fame as a “Garden City”, you can enjoy the wondrous allures of Nature in Singapore’s two magnificent gardens: The Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay.
Located in Bukit Timah, the Singapore Botanical Gardens features the National Orchid Garden, the world’s largest orchid display featuring over 60,000 plants and orchids. Also there is the Jacob Ballas Children’s garden – Asia’s first children’s garden – which is the perfect spot for all children to play, discover and learn about the intricacies of plant life.
Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s newest and most exciting attractions. An award-winning horticultural and architectural project, you can find over 250,000 rare plants within its grounds that span a massive 101 hectares, and all right in the heart of the CBD.
Comprising three spaces – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central, visitors can enjoy an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline from the waterfront promenade. For all night-owls, the outdoor garden is also open till 2 am, perfect for the romantic midnight stroll.
Singapore Botanical Gardens
Address: 1 Cluny Road
Hours: 5 am to 12 am
Transport: Botanic Gardens Station (CC19)
Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive
Hours: 9 am to 9pm (Attractions); 5am – 2 am (Outdoor Garden)
Transport: Marina Bay Station (NS27/CE2) or Bayfront Station (CE1)
MacRitchie Nature Trail at MacRitchie Reservoir Park
A favourite among lovers of greenery and exercise enthusiasts alike, the reservoir serves as a water catchment area as its forests are protected from agricultural activities, ensuring that the water remains clean.
Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park
Hours: 7am – 7pm
Transport: Buses 132 or 167