At the 39th World Heritage Committee meeting, held this past weekend in Germany, four locations were awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of those sites, the 150+ year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens, was acknowledged as a top-notch scientific center for conservation and education.
It is the first botanical site to be recognized in Asia, and now one of only four botanical sites to be recognized by UNESCO -- along with Orto Botanico in Padua, Italy; Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, England; and Richtersveld Cultural & Botanical Landscape in South Africa.
The Sill team’s own Andrew Erdle visited the SBG in 2013. Enjoy his photos below!
(Photography courtesy of Andrew Erdle)