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About Singapore Botanic Gardens

Established in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens has played a significant historical role in introducing and promoting economically valuable plants to Southeast Asia, such as the Pará rubber tree. While constantly rejuvenating its horticultural attractions, the Gardens has remained committed to its mission of connecting plants and people.

Today, the 82-hectare Gardens serves as a key civic and community space and a renowned tourist destination. Attracting an annual visitorship of over 5 million, it is also an important institution for tropical botanical and horticultural research, education and conservation. The Gardens showcases the best and most spectacular of tropical flora, including more than 10,000 plant varieties and the region’s most significant and well-documented collection palms, orchids, cycads and gingers. Its meticulously preserved 19th-century garden landscape features Singapore’s earliest ornamental lake, numerous heritage trees and a primary rainforest.

Recognised as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, the Gardens has received numerous accolades, including TripAdvisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards for Asia’s top park in 2014 and the inaugural Garden of the Year Award by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2012. It was also awarded the prestigious Michelin three-star rating and selected by Time Magazine as Asia’s Best Urban Jungle in 2008.

Managed by the National Parks Board, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a must-visit destination that is less than a 10-minute walk from the Orchard Road shopping belt. For more information, visit www.nparks.gov.sg/sbg and www.facebook.com/singaporebotanicgardens.

About Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organisation, representing >800 botanical organizations in more than 120 countries around the world. It is an independent UK charity established in 1987 to link the botanic gardens of the world in a global network for plant conservation. We aim to support and empower our members and the wider conservation community, so that our knowledge and expertise can be applied to reversing the threat of extinction facing plants. Our vision is a world in which plant diversity is valued, secure and supporting all life, and our mission is:

To mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.

As outlined in BGCI’s Strategic Framework (2021-2025), we do this in four ways by:
  1. Saving plants;
  2. Inspiring and leading people;
  3. Sharing knowledge and resources, and;
  4. Addressing global challenges through public engagement and education.

Link: Our Organisation & Strategy