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.