Most cultures from around the world have a well developed system of plant-based traditional medicine. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), herbal treatments are the most popular form of traditional medicine. Many of the prescription drugs used in modern science-based medicine are still based on chemicals extracted from plant products.
The Healing Garden showcases over 400 varieties of plants used medicinally. It is laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, respiratory and reproductive systems. Spread over 2.5 hectares, this garden is designed as a tranquil retreat with medicinal plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the Healing Garden, and discover the power of plants to heal and enhance our quality of life.
For a map of the Healing Garden, please click here.
How to enjoy the healing Garden
The plant information featured in the Healing Garden is intended for educational purposes only. All information and recommendations are not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat or cure any diseases or illness. It is essential for visitors to consult a medical doctor or a qualified health care professional before administering any treatment for health or medical purposes.
For your safety and enjoyment, we seek your cooperation in the following:
||Take nothing but photographs
||Leave nothing but footprints
||Exercise care and caution when handling the plants or its parts as they may contain poisonous or toxic qualities
||Keep the garden pet and smoke-free
||Refrain from using motor vehicles (including motor or micro-scooters, segways), bicycles or skate-scootering devices
||Supervise your children at all times
The National Parks Board and Singapore Botanic Gardens shall not in any way be liable or responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever which may arise from the use of the information provided in this garden.
5am to 7.30pm Daily
Closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated Public Holiday)
Admission to the Healing Garden is free.
How to get to the Healing Garden
The Healing Garden is located next to the Gardens' Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate.
By car / taxi:
Alight / park at the Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate located at the junction of Cluny Road and Nassim Road.
Take SBS Transit No. 7, 105, 123, 174, SMRT No. 75, 77, 106 and alight along Napier Road. The Healing Garden is about a 20-minute walk from the Gardens' Tanglin Gate.
Or take SBS Transit No. 48, 66, 151, 154, 156, 170, 186, SMRT No. 67, 171 and alight along Bukit Timah Road. The Healing Garden is about a 15-minute walk from the Gardens' Bukit Timah Gate.
Alight at the Botanic Gardens Station which is about a 15-minute walk to the Healing Garden.
For more information, please contact:
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259 569
Tel: 64717361 / 64717138