The National Orchid Garden 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 not to be missed is its design concept which presents the display of plants in four separate colour zones over most of its areas:
- "spring" zone with its prevailing colours of bright and lively shades of gold, yellow and creams
- "summer" zone with its major tones of strong reds and pinks
- "autumn" zone of matured shades
- "winter" zone of whites and cool violet shades
This colour zoning is achieved by a careful blend of selected trees, shrubs, herbs and orchids (mostly hybrids) with matching foliage and floral colours.
The National Orchid Garden was opened on 20 October 1995 by Mr Lee Kuan Yew and offers free admission for students during the first week of every school term holidays in March, June, September and November.
Find out more about the National Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens website.
Alight at the Botanic Gardens Station which is about a 20-minute walk to the National Orchid Garden.
Tanglin Gate - Take bus number 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174 and alight along Napier Road. The National Orchid Garden is about a 15-minute walk from the Garden's Tanglin Gate.
Bukit Timah Gate - Take bus number 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186 and alight along Bukit Timah Road. The National Orchid Garden is about 20-minute walk from the Garden's Bukit Timah Gate.
Parking is available at Botany Centre with a 15 minute walk (Tanglin Gate), Visitor Centre with a 12 minute walk (Nassim Gate), Cluny Park Road with a 20 minute walk(Cluny Park Gate) and public parking along Tyersall Avenue (6 minute walk).
The nearest taxi drop-off point is at the Coach Drop-off point at Ginger Garden (next to the entrance of National Orchid Garden).
In the Central Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
8.30am to 7pm daily (last ticket sales and entry at 6pm)
$5.00 for adults
$1.00 for students
$1.00 for senior citizens (60 years and above)
Free for children below 12 years
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the National Orchid Garden.
Things to note:
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a smoke-free garden.
For the convenience and comfort of all visitors, pets are not allowed to be brought into the National Orchid Garden.
For the safety of all visitors, please observe the Rules and Regulations of our Gardens.