Atbara, a mansion at the Singapore Botanic Gardens,  is now home to the Forest Discovery Centre, which highlights the importance of Singapore’s diverse forest areas, from coastal mangroves to tropical rainforests. Photo: National Parks Board, Singapore
Atbara, a mansion at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, is now home to the Forest Discovery Centre, which highlights the importance of Singapore’s diverse forest areas, from coastal mangroves to tropical rainforests. Photo: National Parks Board, Singapore
Singapore

Singapore Botanic Gardens extension adds trails, botanical art and forest discovery centre, and children’s playground full of giant fruit

  • Once a place where Singapore’s rich exercised their horses, the extension to the historic gardens features a lot more than rare plants and trees
  • Colonial mansions house a child-focused discovery centre and botanical art, and a children’s playground has giant jackfruit and seed pods to clamber over