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See the Gorgeous Attractions of Singapore Botanic Gardens

 Located at the edge of Singapore’s shopping district on Orchard Road is a wondrous haven of natural beauty, filled with flowers, exotic trees, and a variety of environmental and cultural exhibits. The botanic garden was first built by an agricultural society in 1859 and did immense research and experimentation into effective methods of plant extraction.

These programs played a major role in the trade of rubber from Singapore, thanks to the techniques for rubber extraction perfected through the activities of this garden. Today, it stands as one of the most fascinating gardens in Asia and receives over 4.4 million visitors every year. Curious to know why? Just take a look below! 

 

1. Step into the Singapore Botanic Garden

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, green plant arches at Singapore Botanic Garden

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, plant collection in Singapore Botanic Garden

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, pond in Singapore Botanic Garden

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4. Bandstand, the gazebo at the botanic garden in which music was played in the 1930s 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Bandstand, the gazebo at the botanic garden in which music was played in the 1930’s

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Bandstand, the gazebo at the botanic garden in which music was played in the 1930’s

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6. The Sundial Garden

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, The Sundial Garden

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7. Picture yourself at golden hour sitting on this outdoor wooden bench in Singapore Botanic Gardens

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, an outdoor wooden bench in Singapore Botanic Gardens

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8. Sitting amid the flowers at daybreak

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Sitting amid the flowers at daybreak

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Sitting amid the flowers at daybreak

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The garden stretches across 200 acres. It is jam-packed with many attractions, including a small rainforest, the National Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, a children’s garden, 3 lakes, an outdoor auditorium for symphonies, a picnic lawn, 4 different restaurants and numerous botanical research centers. The Orchid Garden itself contains 6 different exhibitions, with orchids in every different color. Needless to say, the Singapore Botanic Garden is designed with something for everyone.

 

10. Enter the National Orchid Garden

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, the National Orchid Garden

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, pathways in the National Orchid Garden

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The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, orchids in the National Orchid Garden

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13. Burkhill Hall, in the National Orchid Garden 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Burkhill Hall, in the National Orchid Garden

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14. The Sun Garden (previously known as the Sun Rockery)

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, The Sun Garden (previously known as the Sun Rockery)

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15. The Frangipani Collection 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, The Frangipani Collection

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16. Replicas of the ancient Lepidodendrons (also known as giant clubmosses) in the Evolution Garden

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Replicas of the ancient Lepidodendrons (also known as giant clubmosses) in the Evolution Garden

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17. Singapore's first "green roof", which can be found at the Green Pavilion

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore's first "green roof", which can be found at the Green Pavilion

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There are more attractions in this garden than can be counted, and even more continue to be added every year. In addition to the lush greenly lit passageways and the stunning juxtaposition of nature-inspired art, let's not forget the main purpose of this garden. On display, in both the exhibits and along the pathways, are thousands of different species of trees, plants and flowers. The National Orchid Garden alone holds over 3000 different species, over half of which are hybrids.   

 

18. Saraca Stream, a recently added attraction in the Tanglin Core area

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Saraca Stream, a recently added attraction in the Tanglin Core area

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19. A waterfall in the Ginger Gardens 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, A waterfall in the Ginger Gardens

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20. Palm Valley, a popular spot for picnics and outdoor concerts

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Palm Valley, a popular spot for picnics and outdoor concerts

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21. SSO Concert in the Valley

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Palm Valley, a popular spot for picnics and outdoor concerts,SSO Concert in Palm Valley

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22. Symphony Lake

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Symphony Lake

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23. Monument to pianist Frédéric Chopin, south of Symphony Lake 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Monument to pianist Frédéric Chopin, south of Symphony Lake

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With its numerous different attractions and wide range of plant life, this 161-year-old tropical garden is the only of its kind and one of three gardens designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This garden was also declared the Inaugural Garden of the Year in 2012 by the International Garden Tourism Awards. It is undoubtedly a must-see destination and you won’t want to miss a single inch of it!

 

24. Walking through the rainforest

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Walking through the rainforest

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25. Bukit Batok Nature Park

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Bukit Batok Nature Park

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26. Dendrobium Margaret Thatcher, a hybrid orchid named after Margaret Thatcher 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Dendrobium Margaret Thatcher, a hybrid orchid named after Margaret Thatcher

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27. The Yuen-Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection in the National Orchid Garden 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, The Yuen-Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection in the National Orchid Garden

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28. Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national flower of Singapore

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national flower of Singapore

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29. Flight of Swans, a sculpture installed in May 2006 at Swan Lake

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, Flight of Swans, a sculpture installed in May 2006 at Swan Lake

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30. A turtle swims in a lake in the botanic garden 

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, A turtle swims in a lake in the botanic garden

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31. The Tembusu tree (Faraea fragrans) on Lawn E of the Garden, featured on the Singaporean five-dollar bill

The many beautiful flowers, sights, attractions and exhibits in the natural oasis Singapore Botanic Garden, The Tembusu tree (Faraea fragrans) on Lawn E of the Garden, featured on the Singaporean five-dollar bill

(By Genleorus, Wikimedia Commons)  

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