Botanico is housed at the two storey 1920s art deco conservation building now known as The Garage.
Other than National Orchid Garden and Swan Lake, do check out Jacob Ballas Children Garden (with water play area) and Food for Thought (with a small outdoor playground) at Singapore Botanic Gardens too!
Situated at the heart of the city of Singapore, the site demonstrates the evolution of a British tropical colonial botanic garden that has become a modern world-class scientific institution used for both conservation and education. The cultural landscape includes a rich variety of historic features, plantings and buildings that demonstrate the development of the garden since its creation in 1859. It has been an important centre for science, research and plant conservation, notably in connection with the cultivation of rubber plantations, in Southeast Asia since 1875.
SBG is also a habitat of animals. Some were timid peeking around, some walked across my path like bosses. I had encounter lizards from as tiny as 5 inches to larger 1 meter ones. Swans, ducks, different species of birds, large fishes swimming freely in the ponds and many squirrels! However, I did not see any monkeys during my visits. These "encounters" are some how different from looking at caged animals in the zoo. It's thrilling, it's exciting and it's sometimes unexpected. It's a shiok feel of FREEDOM!!