Occupying 20 acres, the Gardens had been created in 1765 by General Robert Melville, governor of the British Caribbean islands, as a plant breeding centre and ‘to offer medicinal crops for the navy and enhance the life and financial system of the colony’. The 450 m² greenhouse complex boasts countless herbaceous, medicinal, aquatic and potted vegetation as well as quite a lot of tropical and subtropical species. Botanical gardens are often run by universities or other scientific research organizations, and often have related herbaria and research programmes in plant taxonomy or some other facet of botanical science.
Criterion (iv): The Singapore Botanic Gardens is an excellent example of a British tropical colonial botanic garden, and is notable for its preserved panorama design and continuity of function since its inception. The manor house and a rural life museum are open to the general public. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is protected primarily … Read the rest