The Gallop Extension is an eight-hectare addition to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, bringing the total area of the Gardens to 82 hectares. It comprises two conserved buildings that have been refurbished into the Botanical Art Gallery and Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum, the COMO Adventure Grove, and additional trails, scenic lawn and landscaped areas and naturalised habitats.
Points of interest at the Gallop Extension are Botanical Art Gallery (Gallop House No. 7 – Inverturret), COMO Adventure Grove, Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum (Gallop House No. 5 – Atbara), Gallop Valley, Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge & OCBC Arboretum.
COMO Adventure Grove
Inspired by the distinctive parts of trees found within the Gardens, this is a modern interpretation of the timeless experience of climbing and playing in trees. Children can swing, slide and climb on structures resembling the aerial roots of the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), scramble over the warty surface of a giant Cempedak (Artocarpus integer) or roll and hop around the pod and seeds of a Saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina). These adaptive components will help introduce children to nature through play.
The COMO Adventure Grove is set within nature, so children can connect with nature through play and exploration. It will enable children to choose how and what to play with, thus developing a sense of adventure and discovery, and increasing their independence.
How to Get to The Learning Forest Singapore
Address: Opposite 1, Tyersall Ave Singapore 257700
Bus: 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, 564
Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens MRT
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