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National Orchid Garden

Discover the delicate beauty of thousands of orchids in one of the most extensive collections in the world.

Nestled in the center of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the National Orchid Garden is a world leader in orchid hybridization, research and conservation. Since opening in 1995, the National Orchid Garden has exhibited the finest and rarest species of the plant for the people of Singapore. Spend an hour (or several) to see over 60,000 different plants, with over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids. 

Make your way through the four color zones of the gardens. See cool blues and whites in the winter zone or warm reds and pinks in the summer zone. In addition to their color variations, orchids differ greatly in size and shape, and have unique ways of adapting to their environment. See the paphiopedilum, often called the “Lady’s Slipper” due to its ballet slipper appearance, or the oncidium, the much smaller flower known as “Dancing Ladies.” 

As well as being visually spectacular, the National Orchid Garden is an excellent educational experience.  Head to the Visitor Center in the Botanic Garden and sign up for a workshop or tour. The 1.5-hour walking tour of the Orchid Garden is an excellent way to learn about the hybridization process and the ways in which the plants pollinate and thrive in harsh climates.

Visitors to the National Orchid Garden should prepare for particularly humid conditions. Bringing water is highly recommended. A kiosk within the grounds offers refreshments. Visit the gift shop on the way out to pick up orchid-themed souvenirs.

The National Orchid Garden is located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, in the downtown area of Singapore. The gardens can be easily reached by car, taxi or bus. There is paid parking on site or public parking on Tyersall Avenue. Once at the gardens, the National Orchid Garden can be reached by a short walk. The National Orchid Garden is closed on public holidays and there is a small admission fee for entry. 

Popular Activities at National Orchid Garden

Give yourself heaps of time at National Orchid Garden. Here are the most popular things to do:

Want to discover this popular attraction in the best possible way? Then you must try out a Private Little Red Dot City Highlights Tour.

Check out our Tanglin things to do page to find more activities in the area.


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Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La ¥15,343
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La

277 Orchard Road, Singapore
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Orchard, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orchard Central, National Museum of Singapore, and Peranakan Museum. Somerset Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dhoby Ghaut Station is 9 minutes.

    Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La ¥15,976
    Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La

    Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La

    1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Orchard, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tanglin Mall, Gleneagles Hospital, and Forum The Shopping Mall. Palais Renaissance and Far East Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes. Orchard Station is 14 minutes by foot and Newton Station is 25 minutes.

      Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore ¥22,094
      Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

      Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

      22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Singapore hotel is located in a shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Far East Plaza, Orchard Road, and Lucky Plaza. Gleneagles Hospital and The Paragon are also within 1 mi (2 km). Orchard Station is 14 minutes by foot and Newton Station is 19 minutes.

        Mercure Singapore On Stevens ¥10,203
        Mercure Singapore On Stevens

        Mercure Singapore On Stevens

        28 Stevens Road #01-02, Orchard, Singapore
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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          YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road ¥13,767
          YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road

          YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road

          366 Orchard Road, Singapore
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Grand Hyatt Singapore ¥18,181
            Grand Hyatt Singapore

            Grand Hyatt Singapore

            10 Scotts Road, Singapore
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Regent Singapore ¥17,619
              Regent Singapore

              Regent Singapore

              1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                Novotel Singapore on Stevens ¥12,964
                Novotel Singapore on Stevens

                Novotel Singapore on Stevens

                28 Stevens Road #01-01, Orchard District, Singapore
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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