The National Orchid Garden is located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Three hectares of carefully landscaped slopes provide a setting for over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. The distinctive feature of the National Orchid Garden, not to be missed, is its design concept which presents the display of plants in four separate colour zones over most of its areas:
- “spring” zone with its prevailing colours of bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams
- “summer” zone with its major tones of strong reds and pinks
- “autumn” zone of matured shades
- “winter” zone of whites and cool violet shades
This colour zoning is achieved by a careful blend of selected trees, shrubs, herbs and orchids (mostly hybrids) with matching foliage and floral colours.
The National Orchid Garden was opened on 20 October 1995 by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and offers free admission for students during the first week of every school term holidays in March, June, September and November.
Opening hours: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm daily (last ticket sales and entry at 6.00 pm)
Admission Fee: $5.00 for adults; $1.00 for students; $1.00 for senior citizens (60 years and above); Free for children below 12 years. Credit: National Parks, Singapore Botanic Gardens.