Located within Singapore Botanic Gardens amidst lush tropical greenery, National Orchid Gardens is a paradise for orchid lovers. The garden is home to more than one thousand species of orchids and includes VIP orchids named after foreign dignitaries and celebrities. You are bound to be amazed by orchids that are generally found in tropical highland areas and also cool-growing species of plants and carnivorous plants.
Singapore Orchid Garden is home to a wide variety of orchid species, some of which are almost extinct within their natural habitats.
Tons of Orchid Species to Appreciate
The best part about National Orchid Garden is the orchid display design. The orchids are displayed and organised base on the colour scheme that reflects the winter, autumn, summer and spring seasons. The orchids are set amidst a backdrop of strikingly similar trees and foliage. Some of the attractions inside the National Orchid Garden include the Burkill Hall, Dancing Lady Orchid or Golden Shower, Tiger Orchid, Vanda Miss Joaquim, Tan Hoon Siang Mist House and VIP orchid garden.
Set against a backdrop of tropical foliage and cultural decor, a host of award-winning rare orchids are displayed in the mist house.
Some of the rare orchids featured by the National Orchid Garden include Elephant’s Ear Orchid, Rat’s Tail and Slipper.
The Cool House is another special attraction within the National Orchid Garden which you should not miss at any chance. The house simulates montane tropical forest and consists of varieties of orchid species, cool growing plants and carnivorous plants. The famous Pitcher Plant with its nectar scent and beautiful colours is also available here.
The Orchidarium is where most of the wild orchids are seen. Despite generally being less snowy and free-flowering than the cultivated orchids, wild ones often have delicate and intricate blooms.
If you are visiting Singapore for the first time then you should not miss the opportunity to visit this spectacular outdoor retreat which houses orchids from nearly every corner of the globe. There is hardly any other orchid gardens around the world where you can witness such great variety of orchid species at one place. It is a nice quiet world to witness away from the hustle and bustle of busy Singaporean city life.
Opening Hours and Accessibility
The National Orchid Garden remains open from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with last ticket sales taking place at around 6 p.m. The admission fees for adults is S$5, for students S$1, for senior citizens S$1 and free for children below twelve years of age. Car parking facilities are available for your convenience and the garden consists of directional signs and map boards for easy navigation within the area.