This battle between some of the worlds most amazing botanical garden spaces is taking place in Singapore. There are only winners - botany and Singapore is winning hands down - the theme parks are attracking massive numbers of tourists and also providing beautiful opens spaces to the people of Singapore. Lets look at some facts:
- Kew Gardens is about 150 hectares.
- Central Park in New York is about 370 hectares.
- The City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane is about 20 hectares.
|City Botanic Gardens - Brisbane - Queensland, Australia.|
|Singapore Botanic Gardens - 1882 established by Sir Stamford Raffles|
|Gardens by The Bay - opens July 2012.|
Statistics of the Battle: Singapore Botanical Gardens versus the Gardens By The Bay!
SBG - opens 365 days a year from 5am to midnight and its free.
GBTB - TBA on all aspects.
SBG - established 1882.
GBTB - Established 2012.
SBG - Cost not known but approximated at about $700 million.
GBTB - Cost reaching $1 billion.
SBG - A very large and diversve educational centre - over 40 different attractions.
GBTB - Broken into three areas but huge number of attractions.
SBG - Known for the largest orchid collection but also the largest tropical plant collection.
GBTB - Known to house over 1/3 million different plant species.
Now for some photos of each so you can determine the winner:
|Singapore Botanic Gardens|
|Gardens By The Bay|
|Singapore Botanic Gardens 1st Green Roof|
|Gardens By The Bay - 2 giant biodomes,|
The amazing thing is I can go and enjoy the plants, people and places all in one location! Can we do this in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Horbart, Perth, Darwin, Sydney and Canberra? Tha answer is Yes! But we have to go to each city - let's invest in an AUSTRALIAN BOTANIC GARDENS?
Links to details of each of Singapores attractions:
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay
The Backyard Botanist will be away for one week developing the new Botanic Gardens in Queensland! Stay tuned!