National Orchid Garden
Address:1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Getting there:By MRT: Take the MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19).
Take SBS Transit No. 7, 105, 123, 174, and SMRT No. 75, 77, 106 and alight along Holland Road.
Take SBS Transit No. 66, 151, 154, 156, 170, 186 and SMRT No. 67, 171 and alight along Bukit Timah Road.
Parking is available at the Visitor Centre Carpark at Cluny Road and along Tyersall Avenue.
Contact:(+65) 6471 7138 / (+65) 6471 7361
Operating Hours:Daily from 8.30am - 7pm daily (Last ticket sales at 6pm).
Description: The National Orchid Garden, opened on 20 October 1995 by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, 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 is its design concept which presents the display of plants in four separate colour zones over most of its areas :the 'spring' zone with its prevailing colours of bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams; the 'summer' zone with its major tones of strong reds and pinks; the 'autumn' zone of matured shades; and the 'winter' zone of whites and cool blues. The colour zonation is achieved by a careful blend of selected trees, shrubs, herbs and orchids (mostly hybrids) with matching foliage and floral colours.
The garden offers free admission for students during the first week of every school term holidays in March, June, Sept and Nov.