What place can be more appropriate to enjoy the beauty of nature than a botanical garden? I am lucky to say that I had the opportunity to visit such a lovely place during one of my most recent travel experiences.
I am talking about the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is the city-state’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Situated right in the heart of the city, this tropical botanical garden is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Singapore. Covering an area of 82 hectares, this place shelters more than 10000 different species of plants.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is divided into three different areas. The Tanglin Core is the oldest part of the gardens and also a sort of museum and information centre. The Central Core is the main area of the entire place and it shelters the most interesting exhibitions. The Bukit Timah Core is the educational and the research area of the gardens. The entire scenery is embellished by some beautiful lakes, fountains and sculptures.
My favorite garden is the National Orchid Garden which is located in the Central Core. This garden is absolutely amazing and it shelters almost 60000 orchid plants, 1000 different species and 2000 hybrids.
The National Orchid Garden is divided in four different exhibition areas, named after the four seasons. This place is a real festival of colors with a multitude of shades and tones. The spring area displays lively shades of gold, yellow and cream, the summer area is blessed with tones of strong red and pink and the autumn area combines bright shades of orange, brown and dark red. Last but not least, the winter area shelters a variety of white and blue orchids. Walking in this garden is a real pleasure and a perfect way to relax and recharge your batteries.
If I haven’t convinced you to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, you should take a look at the following pictures.