Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

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 an organic garden setting.

Through exploration and play, the Children's Garden aims to cultivate an appreciation for plants and the environment amongst its visitors. It meets the demands for nature education in an increasingly sophisticated tropical City in a Garden. 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. Dare to cross the swaying Suspension Bridge, shoot down the Tree House slides and explore the Melting Maze!  These and many more features will provide experiences to stimulate a sense of wonder for the natural world and provide happy memories for our child visitors.

The Children’s Garden will be doubling its current size with a new 2-hectare extension that includes new attractions geared towards children up to 14 years old. This will allow families with older children to immerse in the remarkable possibilities of nature as they explore the multiple eco-systems simulated in this comprehensive one-stop adventure site. The new extension also aims to expose children to and help them understand the ecology of plants through adventure play and experiential learning. Key amenities in the existing Children’s Garden will also be upgraded to support and complement the range of activities that will be found within the upcoming extension. When completed, the 4-hectare Children’s Garden will be the biggest children’s garden in Asia. The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden extension will be open to the public by 2018.

Find out more about the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens website.


Credit: Image of National Parks (NParks)

Opening hours

Tue–Sun 08:00–19:00.







481, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769

How to get there?

By 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.