National Orchid Gardens
OK, let’s get this straight upfront, even if you are not a great fan of all things botany, you will love this often missed attraction right in the middle of the Singapore Botanical Garden. The National Orchid Garden boasts over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display.
There are acres of orchids of all colors and types, with trails that meander through the sprawling grounds. It is an orchestra of brilliant colors and even the novice will marvel at the magnificent and mind boggling showcase.
Allow at least an hour and a half to take in the truly spectacular array of displays, including Singapore’s national flower – Vanda Miss Joaquim. There is also a cool-house offering a shady respite from the heat outside.
We suggest going on a weekday to avoid jostling with the crowd. Getting a picture in without a warm body standing in between is a challenge during the weekends. Comfortable shoes and a camera is a must have. There is a nominal entry fee of S$5 dollars.
Oh, and one sure way to beat the crowd and the heat, go in the morning right about opening time.
Mondays to Fridays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9.00am – 1.00pm. Closed on Public Holidays.
Bus Services Available – 7, 105, 123, 174, 75, 77, 106, 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 67, 171
By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) – Botanic Gardens Station on the Circle Line. Exit to the Eco
Garden (North end of the Gardens)