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I traveled all the way to Singapore specifically to see this garden (was on that half of the world anyway), and I was not disappointed. It has one of the oldest, most mature palm gardens in the world, and is nicely kept and displayed. Some of the mature plants there I have not seen anywhere else in a botanical garden. The orchid collection is one of the finest on the planet. And it is great (for me) that English is Singapore's official language so everything was easy to read and no language barriers.
On September 11, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX wrote:
I have loved all the botanical gardens I have ever visited, but the SBG is by far the most memorable. With over 20 acres of luscious plantings, the gardens have an outstanding collection of crinums, orchids, gingers, plumerias, palms, rainforest, native and non-native trees, assorted exotic tropicals and 3 lakes. Admission is free, but the National Orchid Garden, which is housed within the SBG has an adult admission fee of SD$5 (about US$4).
I'll be dreaming about this experience for many years to come.