Jacob Ballas Park Waterfall

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at Botanic Gardens


“$7m green space meant to give the youngs an insight into natural world”

Isn’t sure where to go with the children over the weekends? That’s this great park that would speak for itself.

Sharing a post on the Asia’s first garden for children was part of my assignment. Yes, this great place opens just around your neighborhood here in Singapore!

This newly opened Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Botanic Gardens (at the Bukit Timah core) in Singapore was a great place to nurture a child on appreciation to the nature. For the active ones, this certainly was a place with extensively large space for them to deplete their energy in a positive way.

Admission to the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden was free, but this garden opened only to children up to 12 years old. And all the children had to be accompanied by an adult in order to enter. There were gate barriers at the main entrance with a security guard to do the checking.

Went there around 3pm+, with our picnic bag filled with water, packet drinks, hotdog and sandwiches. Happily, I entered the park, roamed around in the garden. Found a hut to have my tea. Oh wait a second, we noticed that no other visitor was having food here like I did, but just unaware of any restrictions.

After having my tea time at one of the hut, I went around exploring the greens venture. Found interesting man-made waterfall, and a small suspension bridge just around the corner. There was also a mini maze which looked pretty fun.

The waterplay area and sand pool playground looked thrilled, too.

Decided to leave the garden at around 6pm, I came out through the same gate, and somehow spoted the regulation board stating… no food should be brought in…. Oh what! Oops. My bad. Apologies. :)

To reach there, we went from Bukit Timah Road. At the Bukit Timah Road junction, turn left to enter the NUS campus. Then, turn right into the garden after a car park gantry (parking fee was reasonable @ $2 max).

An educational natural environment that worth going, learn about plants and love the nature. A good place to bond with your children.


Garden’s official site for your detail reference:
Children Garden

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