Thursday, 29 March 2012

NATIONAL ORCHID GARDEN, SINGAPORE

Since 1859, orchids have been closely associated with the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The products of the Gardens' orchid breeding programme, which began in 1928, deserve a place where they can be displayed in their full splendour. The very design of these orchids is, one could say, 'hand-crafted' by the Gardens' horticultural staff, dedicated to bringing out the finest in any hybrid cross.

Within the Botanic Gardens a dedicated area exists and is designated the National Orchid Garden. Over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids are now found in the Gardens' collection, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. Every year, more vibrant and enduring hybrids are added on. So that all may admire and enjoy their diversity, richness and beauty, the National Orchid Garden now offers a permanent showcase, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world. If you like flowers, and especially so orchids, you cannot afford to miss seeing the Botanic Gardens in Singapore and this very special place within them.

This post is part of Lesley's Signs, Signs meme,
And also part of my Floral Friday Fotos meme.















15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! Great photos!

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  2. Oh, how I would love to spend the day exploring those gardens!

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  3. Their plants displayed at the National Garden are the very common variety, i wonder if they are national orchids or they are just easy to tend and care for. I haven't seen it but my sister always drop by everytime she comes home, so i see lots of orchid photos from there too.

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  4. Fantastic! I would simply love to visit this place.

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  5. Oh, my, what a lot of orchids in one place!

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  6. I could spend all day there just looking at all the color and beauty

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  7. Calling by from Floral Friday as another participant, glorious gardens that I would love to visit, I love orchids.

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  8. I think I would feel I was in heaven visiting here!

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  9. Andrea, I must have taken 150 photos of orchids in that garden so it was very hard picking just a few to show. They had an immense variety both rare and common ones. What was the most amazing thing was seeing the orchids growing happily in garden beds all over the place!

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  10. A fabulous series of captures Nick - a veritable optical feast!! Thanks for sharing (and hosting).

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  11. Such a romantic setting for these glorious flowers!

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  12. What a beautiful place to spend the day with camera in hand. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. I love it! A park dedicated solely to different species of orchids. The photos are crisp and clear to its details!

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  14. Hello Nick
    Great pictures you show of orchids.
    Have been looking at Floral Friday ...... but there is nothing today.
    Wishing you a good Maundy Thursday / Easter.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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