Wednesday 12 October 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens sits on a 74-hectare (183-acre) of land.  The Garden is bordered by Holland Road and Napier Road to the south, Cluny Road to the east, Tyersall Avenue and Cluny Park Road to the west and Bukit Timah Road to the North.

If travelling by foot, entrance is easy through the Gardens' major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Burkill Gate, Nassim Gate and Cluny Park Gate, and through the Bukit Timah Entrance. The Bukit Timah entrance (located at the northwestern part of the Bukit Timah Core area of the Gardens) is right outside the MRT station exit, called "Botanical Gardens"

MRT Exit (when you exit, the gates are on your right)

National Orchid Garden
Since 1859, orchids have been closely associated with the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The products of the Gardens' orchid breeding programme, which began in 1928, deserve a place where they can be displayed in their full splendour. The very design of these orchids is, one could say, 'hand-crafted' by the Gardens' horticultural staff, dedicated to bringing out the finest in any hybrid cross.

Over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids are now found in the Gardens' collection, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. Every year, more vibrant and enduring hybrids are added on. So that all may admire and enjoy their diversity, richness and beauty, the National Orchid Garden now offers a permanent showcase, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world.

Admission to the Botanic Garden is free, except for the National Orchid Garden.

There is a lot more to see and do at the Gardens, go for a visit!

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