National Orchid Garden

We brought my mom to see the National Orchid Garden in November of 2008.

After this photo opp, our camera battery went dead.

We revisited the place in 2009 and made sure the camera battery was fully charged. Lol!

My mom was fascinated with the arches full of dancing ladies orchid.

After our eyes feasted on a wide variety of orchids, we went to explore the Cool House. I will write an entry about it another time. 

FYI: 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. ~ SOURCE

Opening hours 
8.30am - 7.00pm daily (last ticket sales at 6.00pm)
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


  1. It looks amazing. I tend to think of orchids as single plants in small pots on someone's windowsill, good to see them like they are supposed to grow.

  2. Hello to your lovely mom ! The arches with dancing orchids are just gorgeous !!!


  3. I sure would love to visit this garden in person!

  4. What a fantastic place. I love orchids and so amazing to have a garden full of them. Great shots.

  5. What a wonderful garden. I love orchids.

  6. Lovely photos! your Mom and the flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  7. beautiful pictures, Che, the dancing lady arch with your mom is really awesome, looks like a very relaxing garden to find some moments of relaxing peace.

  8. Isn't that always the are somewhere away from home and the camera battery dies. Thank goodness you got some wonderful photos of you Mom and the flowers..beautiful place to visit and perfect for Nature Notes..Thank you...Michelle

  9. you have a pretty, sweet looking mom twinzy! am sure she had a great time orchid viewing!