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Series of picture posts, Singapore Botanic Gardens 2015, post (4) Flora & Fauna By David Keegan
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens in Singapore was founded at its present site in 1859 by the an agri-horticultural society with Lawrence Niven appointed as superintendent and landscape designer to turn what were essentially overgrown plantations and a tangle of virgin rain-forest into a public park. The layout of the Gardens as it is today is largely based on Niven's design. The Agri Horticultural Society, however, ran out of funds and, in 1874, the colonial government took over the management of the Gardens. It is also the only Botanic garden in the world to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.