The Art of Birding – A Nation’s Fascination with Birds

The Art of Birding – A Nation’s Fascination with Birds

23 November 2019 – 31 March 2020
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Opens daily 9am–6pm
Free Admission

The Art of Birding – A Nation’s Fascination with Birds

Birds are well-loved for their colourful plumage, melodious songs and graceful flight. Unknown to many, Singapore supports a rich variety of over 400 bird species.
Come discover the vibrant world of our feathered friends through the eyes of birders and artists in Singapore through this exhibition. These include that of Chris Hails and Frank Jarvis, who collaborated to publish Birds of Singapore. Find out how the local birding scene has grown, uncover what birding really entails and maybe, you can be a birder too.

*The CDL Green Gallery is closed every last Tuesday of the month. If the closure day falls on a public holiday, the closure will be moved to the following working day.

Bird Watching in the Garden
11, 12, 19 January

Come join our friendly guides and be wowed by the beautiful bird art showcased at The Art of Birding exhibition in the CDL Green Gallery with a chill weekend morning walk in Singapore's favourite garden. Find out the best spots to see birds at our UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free admission. Registration is required.

Bird Watercolour Painting Workshop
11 January, 9am–11am

Take a short tour of the Art of Birding exhibition in the CDL Green Gallery and discover beautiful bird art pieces. This workshop is a great introductory lesson to learn how to create your very own art piece, even for beginners! Taught by NParks Volunteer Mr Tham Pui San, this session will appeal to both the young and old, even those who have not picked up a pencil to draw in the last decade. Come and rekindle your spark with drawing through nature appreciation. Registration is required.

Nature Sketching in the Gardens
18 January, 9am–11am

Enjoy nature creatively through this engaging, fun and therapeutic activity. Join our volunteer artist, Mr Tham Pui San, as he teaches and guides you in acquiring drawing and observation skills to equip you for an interesting journey of nature appreciation. Please bring along your own sketching materials.

Registration is required 15 minutes prior to the Visitor Services Counter @ Tanglin Gate. Limited to a maximum of 20 adults per session. For more information, please email

Image courtesy of Singapore Botanic Garden

Art Seasons Gallery
14 January – 21 February 2020
Art Seasons presents a solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Justin Lee.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
12 – 18 January 2020
The artist tour of Kavita’s exhibition will provide insights into her process of creating and composing images on her morning walks.