- Type: Picnics, Parks & Gardens
NileGuide Expert Says:
A most incredible collection of beautiful flowers.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Don't miss the VIP orchids!
- The National Orchid Garden is the highlight of the Botanic Gardens and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Singapore. The Orchid Garden boasts the largest display of tropical orchids in the world, with over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids. Spectacularly laid out, plan to spend at least an hour wandering the gardens and marvelling at the beauty and variety of the flowers.
The National Orchid Garden has been experimenting in orchid breeding and hybridisation since the 1920s, and add more vibrant and enduring hybrids to their collection every year. In 1957 the Singapore Government began to honour state visitors and other VIPs by naming selected orchid hybrids after them, and there are now over 100 VIP orchids to admire. This prized collection is a visitor favourite at the National Orchid Garden, so be sure to seek out the Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela orchids!
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