Encompassing over two hundred acres, the gardens exhibit more than ten thousand species of plants, trees, and flowers. It plays host to better than 4.5 million visitors per year, making it the top attraction in Singapore. By far, the number one exhibit is the 7.5 acre National Orchid Garden, which has become a pioneer in the development of over 2000 hybrids. Its "Orchid Diplomacy " exhibit honors visiting heads of state (and other dignitaries) by naming its finest hybrids after them. Burkill Hall, the restored original Anglo-Malayan plantation house, today, serves as the residence for the Director of the Gardens, as well as a main back-drop for special occasions (e.g. Weddings).
We spent a full day exploring this marvelous attraction and it was well worth it. If you ever make it to Singapore, be sure to include the Botanic Gardens as part of your itinerary.