Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden @ Botanic Gardens

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is Asia's first children's garden. Dedicated to all children of Singapore, it is designed to provide unique discovery and learning experiences in a garden setting.


Several main are
as/sub-themes were created:

(i) laughter and joy – including a small water-play area, some innovative play equipment, a maze, a suspension bridge and a floating platform.

(ii) a fantastic forest – a place for exploration, adventure and stimulation, including a walk-behind waterfall, a ‘mushroom shelter,’ mysterious trees including two with low horizontal branches, unusual plants, a patch of forest, a tree house and a corner to demonstrate ecology and nutrient cycling.

(iii) plants in our lives – with examples of plants used in children’s daily lives, including fruit, fibre, dye and beverage plants and a potting garden where outdoor programmes involving planting and potting can be carried out

(iv) interpretation and guided programmes

(v) amenities, including four classrooms. Some of these areas would overlap to maximise the space. Using the butterfly form as a motif in the design of features in the garden. Butterflies represent change and life, activity, joy and beauty.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Opening hours:     
8.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
The Children's Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)

Admission :    
The Children's Garden is open to children up to 12 years old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult.