The National Parks Board (NPARKS) opened approximately 1 hectare Ethnobotany Garden. According to The National Parks Board, this themed garden is the first in Singapore where visitors can learn about plants used by indigenous cultures of Southeast Asia. The garden includes a Centre for Ethnobotany which complements the outdoor landscape with an interpretive exhibition of artefacts and interactive elements.
The Ethnobotany Garden features plants that are native to Southeast Asia which are traditionally used in four areas – living, symbolism, medicinal and craft purposes. This is the largest collection in Southeast Asia. Various artefacts that reflect the different aspects of indigenous living are also displayed throughout the garden.