More to be done to conserve Botanic Gardens

We thank all members of the public who wrote in to share their joy on the successful inscription of the Botanic Gardens as Singapore's first Unesco World Heritage Site.

The inscription bears testimony to the hard work of generations of volunteers, partners and staff who have brought the Gardens to where it is today.

We are honoured to have received such a recognition and are very encouraged by the many jubilant responses.

Indeed, the Gardens is a well-loved place close to the hearts of many Singaporeans.

As a Unesco World Heritage Site, more will be done to conserve the Gardens.

We have established a comprehensive site management plan, which sets out measures to conserve the biodiversity, heritage trees and buildings, many of which are already in place.

In celebration of the successful inscription as well as our nation's Golden Jubilee, a host of events have been lined up at the Gardens.

Two exhibitions - Orchids Of Singapore Botanic Gardens And Its Heritage, and Plant Portraits From The Shirley Sherwood Collection Of Contemporary Botanical Art - are ongoing.

From July 10 to Aug 31, Singapore residents will enjoy free entry into the National Orchid Garden.

A carnival featuring nostalgic activities, such as the People's Variety Show and other performances, will be held from Aug 7-9. Various other concerts have also been scheduled.

More information can be found at

Kenneth Er
Chief Executive Officer
National Parks Board

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 14, 2015, with the headline 'More to be done to conserve Botanic Gardens'. Subscribe