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.
Wheelchair friendly route is available.
Alight at the Botanic Gardens Station which is about a 25-minute walk to the National Orchid Garden.
Tanglin Gate - Take bus number 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174 and alight along Napier/Holland Road. The National Orchid Garden is about a 20-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 25-minute walk from the Garden's Bukit Timah Gate.
Nearest Parking is available at the Tyersall Entrance via Tyersall Avenue. Nassim Entrance Carpark (A/B/C) via Evans Road. Note that Nassim Entrance is a 15-minute walk to the National Orchid Garden.
The nearest taxi drop-off point is at the Drop-off point at Learning Forest via Tyersall Entrance.