Looking for a cost-free activity during the June school holidays? Consider this outdoor option at National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
With the June School Holiday Special, the National Orchid Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens will be offering free admission to local residents from 20 to 25 June.
As specified in their terms and conditions, students must present valid student cards, while Singaporeans, PRs, Work Permit Holders, and Dependent Pass Holders must present their ID cards.
Approximately 60,000 orchids are divided into four vegetation types, each inspired by a different season and landscape.
National Orchid Garden
- Visit the Tropical Montane Orchidetum to experience orchids’ mesmerizing beauty and appreciate their adaptability to different climatic conditions. Visitors to the collection can see rare and exotic orchids up close and learn about their conservation efforts.
Within the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the Sembcorp Cool House, a climate-controlled greenhouse. It is an ideal place to display cool-climate plants, such as ferns, begonias, and other temperate plants. Temperature and humidity levels in the Cool House are controlled to simulate high-altitude conditions. The Sembcorp Cool House offers visitors a unique selection of plants that are usually found in cooler climates. Singapore’s tropical climate can be replaced with a refreshing change of scenery and a chance to appreciate the beauty and diversity of temperate plants.
A diverse assortment of bromeliads can be found in the Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In addition to their unique growth habits and colorful foliage, bromeliads also produce striking flowers. The collection showcases a wide range of bromeliad species, hybrids, and cultivars from around the world. The Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection offers visitors the chance to admire the incredible diversity of bromeliads as well as their fascinating shapes, patterns, and colors. For plant lovers and nature lovers alike, this collection highlights the beauty and versatility of these plants.
The Tan Hoon Siang Mist House is an enclosed structure within Singapore Botanic Gardens that provides a high-humidity environment. The mist house contains epiphytic plants such as orchids, ferns, and other moisture-loving plants. The misty atmosphere and carefully regulated conditions create an ideal environment for these plants. In the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House, visitors can witness the epiphytic plants’ enchanting beauty and feel the ethereal atmosphere created by the mist. It provides an opportunity to observe these plants in their natural environment, suspended or attached to other plants, and provides insight into their fascinating ecological relationships.
By visiting these locations within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, visitors have the opportunity to experience a variety of plant species, appreciate their unique characteristics, and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of plant conservation. These exhibits offer a delightful and enriching experience for everyone, whether you are a nature enthusiast, a horticulture enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil and educational experience.
There are stunning orchid displays as well as other landscape features such as crane fountains and silver arches at the National Orchid Garden. A captivating atmosphere is created by these features, enhancing the overall beauty of the garden.
Tyersall Entrance is the nearest parking area (see the map below) for those driving. There is no admission charge for the garden, and it is open daily from 8.30am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm).
Take a look at these details before you head over:
National Orchid Garden Address:
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Nearest MRT: Napier MRT (15min walk)
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 7pm (6pm last entry)
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