Located within the Singapore Botanic Garden, the National Orchid Garden is a treasure for plant and flower lovers! It boasts the world largest orchid display with over 60,000 orchid plants. It makes it even more special the fact that it is the first and only botanic garden (the main Singaporean one) on the UNESCO's World Heritage list. Ah, let me also say that it is the first in Asia but the third in the world following the Orto Botanico in Padova (1545) which I am very fond of as my actual place of birth!
Back to the orchids, the design concept of the place is very interesting as divided in four separate colour zones:
"spring" zone with its main 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
Needless to say it was a joyful sight every time I laid my eyes on an orchid. I couldn't imagine to find so many different plants and varieties in one place. I really loved the Cool House which is a reproduction of the tropical highland cloud forest where orchids and carnivorous plants find the perfect cool and misty environment to show off their outstanding beauty and colour!
I honestly cannot count the number of pictures taken that day but I can assure you I was so excited and happy that I left with a huge smile on my face despite the mosquito bites! If you go to Singapore make sure you visit this amazing place.