Orchids, Orchids Everywhere: A tour through Singapore’s National Orchid Garden

Some personal items before we get to today’s post — as many of you may know, there have been some big developments lately!

First, thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. It’s touching to receive so much love from a wonderful community of writers, travelers, and friends.

Second, I GOT ENGAGED! More on this to come.

Third, I finally caved and created a fanpage. You can now follow my site on facebook here.

And finally — Singapore Sunday is back! To celebrate, today’s post is a photo essay of the orchids in the Singapore Botanical Gardens (SBG).


Located inside the Botanical Gardens, the National Orchid Garden is home to over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids of orchid, 600 of which are on display.

On the third Saturday of each month, you can join a free tour of the Orchid Garden and learn all about the national flower, from how to recognize an orchid to how to care for these delicate flowers. There’s even a part of the garden that features new hybrid orchids, which Singapore creates specially to honor visiting dignitaries and politicians.

If you’re ever in the SBG, make time for a detour into the National Orchid Garden. Even without a tour guide, it’s a surprisingly informational experience — and a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

National Orchid Garden (located inside the Singapore Botanical Gardens)
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
8.30 am — 7.00 pm daily 

Free tours on the third Saturday of each month at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, and 4 pm. The Botanical Gardens are free to enter; the National Orchid Garden costs S$5.

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  1. Congratulations on the engagement!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That’s so exciting :) Can’t wait to read the engagement blog <3

  3. Congrats on your engagement! Beautiful floral photos – thanks for sharing!

  4. These photos are gorgeous and definitely brightened up my morning. And, even more importantly, congratulations on the engagement! I’m looking forward to hearing more!

    Facebook page: liked.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement, Edna! Super happy for you! Try not to get too champagne-tipsy if you Skype with Louise haha! (well, maybe a little).

    Beautiful photos of the orchids, they’re one of my favourite flowers – crocuses, sunflowers and tulips are my others. The gardens in Singapore look lovely, yet another reason to visit ^.^

    • THANKS Tom! Louise and I did Skype but it was champagne-less, haha.
      Orchids are my favorite flowers too — tulips are a close second though! Although with sunflowers I prefer to eat the seeds :)

    • I love them all, but the one beneath the green and yellow ones is definitely my fave. I have never been a big fan of orchids but after visiting the phila. flower show the last two years, they have grown on me. (no pun intended) Thanks for the virtual tour. You can never have enough photos of flowers to look at. never.

  6. I love orchids and loved looking at your pics!! AND, congrats on becoming engaged :)

  7. Pictures of flowers are lame … More pictures of you and the muppet on segways please :)

  8. Happy Belated Birthday and Congrats on the engagement!

  9. Congrats!


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