If you like orchids than you would love the Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Many of our readers may know what orchids look like but in case you are like us — and didn’t know there are so many diffferent colors and patterns — we have included a myriad of different photos.
Living in America you will see these dainty flowers in the local supermarkets for sale in pots for outrageous prices and if you are foolhardy enough to purchase one you will find that they are beautiful for a bit but after their short “beautifying” existence, they lose their flowers and then just turn into 3 – 4 broad green leaves (with a certain impending death if they live in our house…sorry, Wife).
However these delicate flowers thrive in the humid, hot and basically soaking wet country of Singapore. The garden consisted of 30,000 – 40, 000 different types of orchids and within the first 10 meters you will agree with your partner that your $10.00 total to enter the garden was well worth it.
After walking through the steamy garden you start to dream for an air-conditioned room and if you keep to the signs and follow the path that leads you to the cool room you will find your dream a reality. Within this cool room you will find an array of carnivorous plants and orchids that grow in the highlands of Asian countries.
We walked, we talked, and were amazed by the sights and scenes in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, including this Curtain of Roots (Princess Vine).