If you are passionate about gardening, you will love HortPark. HortPark is a gardening lifestyle hub located at the west side of Singapore. Since its official launch, many recreational workshops, educational talks and activities about gardening are being held in its premises regularly.
Do you know that HortPark stands for Horticulture Park
Hort Park is not just for gardening lovers. There are many people who visit Hort Park to appreciate the nature beauty, for family outings, wedding shots or to take photos. It is a beautiful place where you can enjoy the nature while having picnic or sipping a glass of wine on the green grass lawn. The Butterfly Garden, Balinese Garden, Water Garden, Lifestyle Corner and the Flora walk are just some of the popular themed gardens in HortPark that people visit. HortPark features 21 themed gardens in total.
Getting to HortPark & Opening Hours
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road (Off Alexandra Road), Singapore 119578
You will need to take a combination of MRT and BUS to HortPark
|From MRT Station||Buses to HortPark|
|HarbourFront Station (NE1)||61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963, 408*|
|Labrador Park Station (CC27)||51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 166, 963|
|Clarke Quay Station (NE5)||51, 61|
|City Hall Station (EW13 / NS25)||61, 166|
|Commonwealth Station (EW20) / Serangoon Station (NE12)||100|
|Bugis Station (EW12) / Queensway Station (EW19)||51|
|Bukit Batok Station (EW 24 / NS1)||61|
|Jurong East Station (EW24 / NSI)||97|
|Woodlands Station (NS9)||963|
Personally, I think the best time to visit HortPark will be during evening time when the sun is not that strong. You will be able to see this big and green HortPark signboard when you reached.
The weather is extremely good when we visited. The breeze is cooling and the sky is cloudy. After a few minutes walk, we reached the HortPark Visitor Services Centre. This place looks extremely beautiful and refreshing. You can get yourself the map of HortPark here too. HortPark is pretty big so don’t get yourself lost!
After exploring the centre, we started venturing into the themed gardens in HortPark. Each themed garden has their own unique style. Here are some photos we took.
Found this beautiful white shelter while strolling.
Nicole wanted to take a photo with this white shelter so badly… So i took one for her.
This is a pretty big tree right?
Check out this scarecrow with a pot as the head! Keep the birds away!
Being connected to Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Park, HortPark is also an ideal place for joggers.
The most impressive thing about HortPark is that it’s super clean! No doubt it’s the gardening hub of Singapore.
Overall, HortPark is definitely a great place to hang out. There is also a French-Italian restaurant called Vineyard in HortPark that seems pretty good. We will do a review when we visit it next time.