Exploring the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Inspiration from your landscape may come from anywhere, including some of the world’s most famous gardens. If your travels ever take you to Singapore, you might schedule a visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which represent the nation’s rich and varied history and display some of the most beautiful and exotic plants in the world. Let’s take a quick tour of what the Singapore Botanic Gardens have to offer for curious visitors hoping to glimpse at the local flora.

Historical Importance

Though the idea of a national garden of Singapore originated in about 1822, it was not until 1859 that the Singapore Botanic Garden first became planted in its current location. The gardens were designed in the English Landscape Movement style, and they soon became taken over by the British colonial government. Through this period, the gardens expanded as an institute for botanic research and native plant preservation, and they became an important landmark. Today, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the nation.

3-Core Design

The modern garden features a 3-core design with three distinctive zones offering something unique in each. The Tanglin is the historical core, where the oldest elements of the garden can be found. The Central Core is the tourist belt, which includes the National Orchid Garden, Rain Forest, Healing Garden, and Evolution Garden. Finally, the Bukit Timah Core is designated as the learning and discovery center of the gardens.

A Growing Attraction

Singapore Botanic Gardens only continues to grow, and there is development of a fourth core, which will enlarge the forest habitat of the gardens.

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