The Singapore Botanic Gardens epitomises the tropical island's luxuriant parks. Spread over 52 hectares and close to the centre of the city, the Gardens showcases many outstanding plant collections. Some highlights include the National Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, and the Evolution Garden. The numerous plant species here, including many rare specimens, reflect the Singapore Botanic Gardens' richness and diversity of plant life.
Love orchids? The present orchid enclosure has 20,000 orchid plants on display. The National Orchid Garden promises sprawling orchid displays, water features, and an exotic bromeliad collection from Central and South America. Or head on down to Symphony Lake where outdoor concerts provide entertainment amidst a lush
Shop for ornate sets of orchid brooches and other souvenirs with Peranakan-inspired designs at the RISIS Store located at the entrance of National Orchid Garden. Or drop by Au Jardin, an exclusive little French restaurant by the greens for a fine dining experience. For more information, call (65) 6466 8812.