The Botanical Garden in Singapore

Here is one of my favourite gardens in the world: the Singapore Botanical Garden.

Carved stone wall near the entrance of the Singapore Botanical GardenHeliconia. Heliconia in the Singapore Botanical GardenA crazy batch of bananas sprout forth from this rather ordinary banana palm.Crazy Banana Plant in the Singapore Botanical GardenCoral pink torch ginger on the ‘Ginger Walk’. They also come in red. Coral pink torch ginger in the Singapore Botanical GardenYellow tropical flowers with red spots. Yellow tropical flowers with red spots in the Singapore Botanical GardenPools with all sorts of water plants.Pool with Fish in Singapore Botanical GardenMega lily pads.Pool with Water Lilies in the Singapore Botanical GardenWaterfalls. Standing under a waterfall with a red umbrella in Singapore Botanical GardenMossy sculpture of two of the three ‘no evil’ monkeys. Mossy sculpture of the three 'no evil' monkeys in the Singapore Botanical GardenCrytostachys lakka (Red Sealing Wax Palm) with red and yellow stems and green leaves. Palm Tree Trunk Abstract at the Singapore Botanical GardenDirectional signage in the Garden. Directional signage in the Singapore Botanical GardenThe Orchid Garden had a small admission fee. Within the garden there were dozens of varieties in bloom.
Singapore Botanical Garden OrchidsThe same orchids as above showing them cascading over the greenery. Orchids cascading over everything in the Singapore Botanical GardenOrchids always look like they’re dancing to me. Two unusual white orchids in the Singapore Botanical GardenThese ones are called ‘Dancing Doll’ orchids. I first saw these little characters in Guatemala where they called them ‘huevos con chorizo’ (eggs with spicy sausage). I like the ‘dancing doll’ name better. Dancing doll orchids in the Singapore Botanical GardenThe rain starts but that doesn’t stop Al.
Downpour at the Singapore Botanical Garden Yellow orchids form these spectacular arches in the Garden, photographed during the torrential downpour.
flowered arches in the rainWhen the storm reached monsoon intensity we ducked into the garden restaurant and ordered the set menu. It was a bit pricey (28$S), but what a presentation! This is the appetizer of fried foie gras on ginger banana with red spicy mango and port wine reduction, both intensely flavoured and dancing on my tongue!lunch at the Singapore Botanical GardenThe main course of the set menu was chicken and garlic mash on a bed of lentils and parma ham. lunch at the Singapore Botanical GardenThe view from our table: a back-lit palm leaf with fruiting red seeds.Back-lit palm leaf with red berries in front in the Singapore Botanical GardenComplimentary plastic rain ponchos were provided by the restaurant to walk along the lush dripping paths. A walkway and complimentary raincoats were provided to walk through Singapore's Botanical Garden in the rainAll that rain, no wonder its so overflowing with green.
A path in the Singapore Botanical GardenThe Singapore Zoo also has a spectacular garden with lots of creatures in it but isn’t free like the Botanical Garden.
Red Dragonfly amongst the Papyrus in Singapore


10 responses to “The Botanical Garden in Singapore

  1. I love going to the Botanic Gardens in Singapore. It is quite a destination. I didn’t know they had great food there too, but it should be expected in Singapore.

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