Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In a Sea of Orchids

Bird Cage of Orchids 
Located in the heart of The Singapore Botanic Gardens, The National Orchid Garden of Singapore holds the honor of having the largest display of tropical orchids in the world. With over 60,000 orchids, made up of 1,000 different species and 2,000 hybrids, the garden is awash with a full spectrum of color and fragrances. Numbers aside, the garden is otherworldly in its design with pathways surrounded by towering orchids, tropical palms, and three greenhouses. Singapore has been at the forefront of orchid hybrid and cloning research for the past century. And of course, it is only fitting that Singapore's National flower is an orchid: Vanda Miss Joaquim (also the first registered plant hybrid in Singapore and the only hybrid that is a national flower).   

Heritage Orchid Garden: Layers of Orchids up the hillside

The Swoonworthy Tan Hoon Siang Mist House 
You can get lost in the color and smells of the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House 
Hanging plants in the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House 
Tan Hoon Siang Mist House 
Yuen-Peng Mcneice Bromeliad House 
Bromeliad House: The Pineapple, the most well known Bromeliad, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 on the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe 
Lush Greenery line the paths throughout the Orchid Garden
Cool House: a collection of plants from tropical cloud forests
Some of the plants along the paths were just as intriguing as the multitude of colorful orchids 
VIP Garden; hybrids are named after important State Visitors and other VIPS
Golden Shower Arches 
I would't mind losing my way for a few hours/days in this stunning Orchid Garden. How can you say no to thousands of flowers?

Up Next: Singapore's Chinese and Japanese Gardens

The Bayou Botanist

1 comment:

  1. Their work in preserving and cloning the tropical orchids is definitely the best in world and the measures they have taken to ensure this, is the proof of their concern towards it.


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