play and exploration, the Children's Garden will cultivate
an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment among
the young. It meets the demands for nature education in an
increasingly sophisticated tropical Garden City. Developed
along the theme "All Life On Earth Depends on Plants", it
is created as a unique and interactive fun place where children
up to 12 years of age can discover how plants provide their
daily needs. It also gives children a first introduction to
the life sciences - an important branch of science as Singapore
embarks on life sciences research as a new thrust for economic
Experiences in the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden will stimulate
a sense of wonder for the plant world and provide happy memories
for our child visitors.
8.00am - 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday)
Refreshments are available
at the Visitor Centre, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
Admission to the Jacob Ballas Children's
Garden is free. The garden is open to children up to 12 years
old. All children have to be accompanied by an adult.
car or taxi
- From Dunearn Road - At
the Dunearn-Kheam Hock Road junction, turn right to enter
NUS Bukit Timah Campus. Turn right into Jacob Ballas Children's
Garden after car park gantry.
- From Bukit Timah Road -
At the Bukit Timah-Kheam Hock Road junction, turn left to
enter NUS Bukit Timah Campus. Turn right into Jacob Ballas
Children's Garden after car park gantry.
Parking is available at Jacob Ballas
Children's Garden and NUS Bukit Timah Campus.
By bus SBS Bus No. 48, 66,
151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 186 and SMRT Bus No. 67, 171. Alight
along Bukit Timah Road, NUS Bukit Timah Campus bus stop.
By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT, Circle Line):
Alight at Eco Garden (North end of the Gardens) via the Botanic Gardens Station.
This new station along the Circle Line brings you closer to the junction of Bukit Timah and Cluny Park Road and provides you access to the NUS School of Law and Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
Bus services near this station are similar to the ones along Bukit Timah Road.
For emergencies, lost and found
and general queries, please enquire at the Visitor Services
Desk, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
For a map of the Jacob Ballas Children's
For a list for things to take note while in the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, please click here.
NEWTo help your children make the best of their visit to the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, bring along this worksheet and help them learn more about plants! This worksheet is suitable for children aged 5 to 12. Please click here to download a copy.
For more information, please contact:
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Telephone: 6465 0196
Fax: 6473 7983