Founded in 1859 with a mission to cultivate plants of economic potential, the 52-hectare (128.5-acre) Singapore Botanic ... More
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Founded in 1859 with a mission to cultivate plants of economic potential, the 52-hectare (128.5-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens made a historic milestone in 1877 with the cultivation of Malaysia and Indonesia's first rubber plantations. Today, with more than 600,000 plant specimens, it is clearly one of the world's largest botanical reserves.
This park comprises three large gardens, which are connected by footbridges above the traffic: the Jardin des Plantes, Jardin Royal
and Grand Rond. Wide paths wind around old trees, fountains, flowerbeds and ponds, and there are swings and pony ...
This offshoot of the Bogor Botanical Gardens was founded in 1862 to study mountain flora. The cinchona (a tropical tree
belonging to the madder family) was first brought from South America in 1854 and later cultivated here. The collection ...
A convenient stop for visitors en route to the Singapore Zoological Gardens , the Mandai Orchid Garden was set up
in 1950 and is Singapore's oldest and largest commercial orchid garden. Colorful varieties of orchids are showcased all year ...