A Fresh take on the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Garden has a history spanning 150 years and holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. The Gardens were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on 4 July 2015. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Besides housing the famous National Orchid Garden, there is a newly opened attraction – The Learning Forest. On our specially arranged tour, a tour guide will showcase the biodiversity of this latest attraction. The Learning Forest features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways that allow visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and walk amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia at the SPH Walk of Giants.
Some of the highlights of the Keppel Discovery Wetlands are the Orchid Islands, Botanists’ Boardwalk and Pulai Marsh.
The SPH Walk of Giants is an elevated boardwalk which measures approximately 260 meters in length and takes visitors from ground level up to a height of 8 meters. The boardwalk brings visitors up-close to a diversity of plant species that are found in lowland rainforests in the region. Highlights of the SPH Walk of Giants include an impressive variety of forest ‘giants’, palms, epiphytes and climbers, as well as the ‘Canopy Web’.