Wordless Wednesday: Orchids at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanical Garden

Wordless Wednesday: Orchids at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanical Garden

The following photos are orchids taken in the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanical Garden with a Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone. So do pardon me for the low quality. There are 7 photos altogether, please give it a little time to load.

More Wordless Wednesday.

Yes I know it is supposed to be wordless. Please allow me to say a few words. A close friend of mine had just gotten marry last Friday. On Thursday, we were still driving around, looking for a suitable place for photo taking on his wedding day. We had planned to go to a few locations actually but due to some hiccups, we managed to explore only one location and that is the Singapore Botanical Garden.

The Singapore Botanical Garden sits on a 32 hectares of land in Tanglin, which is very near Orchard Road and the heart of the City. The Singapore Botanical Garden can be accessed easily by public transportation.

This trip has certainly brought back a lot of memories for me. The last time I was in the Singapore Botanical Garden, I was only 6-7 years old; that was more than 20 years ago. However, it didn’t seem to change much. If you are a nature lover, you must definitely pay a visit to the Singapore Botanical Garden. You don’t have to pay any fee. I am very sure you can find a spot inside the Singapore Botanical Garden that will suit you.

If you want to go into the National Orchid Garden, you need to pay a fee of $5. Trust me, it will be very much worth it. We spent at least 1 hour exploring the National Orchid Garden. According to Wikipedia, there are more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. I have only taken 7 species. πŸ˜€

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58 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Orchids at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanical Garden

  1. Cricket

    You gave your age away πŸ™‚ That is a sign up being young you know!

    These are beautiful. I can see why you made one stop. We have a Botanical Garden in my city. I love to visit there and so do the children.

    These are such beautiful colors. Everything where I live is brown and dormant right now. Spring is right around the corner.

  2. jakill

    It’s about 45 years since I was in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. All I remember is monkeys and blossom trees. I daresay it has changed a lot anyway. These orchids are gorgeous and pretty good quality for a phone camera.

  3. Avril

    Oh .. simply beautiful! I love orchids – I had orchids in my wedding bouquet many many many years ago!! I have tried to have them as house plants but with no luck. I am now tempted to buy another one .. again .. after seeing your photos. What a beautiful place to visit!
    Thanks for your visit … and by the way .. my hubby was drinking a cold beer !!

  4. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Cricket, it doesn’t really matter. We must learn to age gracefully. You are right, Spring is just around the corner and come spring, you’ll see all the colours again. πŸ™‚

    @ Jakill, that is really long ago. It would be really nice to see you coming back again. Not only has the Singapore Botanical Garden changed, a lot of things changed too. πŸ™‚

    @ Cindy, thank you. Orchids are pretty resilient huh; you can find them in a lot of place. πŸ™‚

    @ Crazy Working Mom and Andrea, thank you.

    @ Avril, I’m sure you can get them to bloom, maybe just have to research or ask the people who are selling them, how to take care of them. πŸ™‚

    @ Mrs. D. Lightful, I hope I can send some over to you. But I heard orchids are pretty common in US. Maybe you can try to look for them. πŸ™‚

  5. Tomas

    Wow, your wonderful photos have pierced deeply into my heart. The shots looked like alive – the beauty was living here. I…I never was at the Singapore Botanical Garden: it is located too far from my homeland, but your wonderful post rescued me from the mourning for that. You pen just made me fly high on the wings of the gratitude and the awe warmed my heart.
    After reading your post (after meeting with your flowers) I see their magical lights everywhere I go now.
    Please visit my blogs. You will not find any Orchids there, but I hope you will smell their aroma there too – Your Orchids filled the whole earth.
    So please click on the links

    I hope you too will have a good time with my pictures and I will get your feedback.
    Thank you in advance.

    Tomass last blog post..wings of the gratitude

  6. Diana Rambles

    Very lovely…even if taken with a phone. And when you said Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone, you remind me of all the ads/product placement during The Amazing Race Asia. Yup…we are followers of it here in the USA. We love the teams from Singa & Malaysia. (We were expats in KL in 2001)

    Diana Rambless last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Medusa Cuteness

  7. Alvis

    That’s a lot of orchids! Very nice, colorful pictures. I think my favorite one is the second picture from the top.

    I need to go visit a botanical garden or an arboretum. So many photo opportunities.

    Alviss last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  8. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Modern Mom, Gloria, you are most welcome. πŸ™‚

    @ Alvis, indeed, there are a lot of photo opportunities. πŸ™‚

    @ Clara, yes, it is actually quite nice to see a ‘sea’ of white when I was taking the shot. They call it the white fairy. πŸ™‚

  9. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ MBL, you are right, there are some very unique and rare orchids; the 5th one from the top is one of them. In the National Orchid Garden, there is a corner dedicated especially for rare type of orchids. I’m sure they are the one which is harder to find and more expensive. πŸ˜€

  10. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ ECL, LOL, it’s a small world. But I was there inside the National Orchid Garden most of the time while you must be comfortably seated inside the office? πŸ˜‰

  11. grace

    That was exactly what I was saying “This is supposed to be wordless”, but after I read your post, I understand why. πŸ™‚

  12. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Jena, thank you; just hope that you would all bear with the low quality. Sure, you can use any one that you like. It is really a pleasure to share these pictures. πŸ˜€

  13. Shinade

    Oh my it is certainly good to be back blogging. I am slowly making my rounds and trying to get back into the swing of things.

    Oh these are simply beautiful. I live so far away from any major towns that to get a picture like this in the winter time is impossible.

    They are beautiful and you did a fantastic job with the shots.

    I’m also glad you had a good time. I now have you added back into my favorites. I don’t want to miss your lovely pictures!

    Happy Weekend:-)

  14. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Shinade, it’s great to be hearing from you again. Thank you for the compliment; I was doing my best with my Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot camera phone. Hope that you have a wonderful weekend too and have a lot of fun with your up and coming 400MM Telephoto lens. πŸ˜€

  15. Shinade

    Thanks again BK for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment. you certainly are an inspiration for me.

    I also order my very first telephoto lens today. Wow my hands were shaking the entire time I was checking out.

    But, with a more powerful lens then hopefully I can spend the summer getting some really good close ups of birds, butterflies, and all sorts of things.

    I hope you have a grand weekend!:-)

  16. iWalk

    How about your new year festival holiday, BK?

    I think you already said hello with the God of fortune. And he will give you a lot of help in the golden OX year! πŸ™‚

    iWalks last blog post..Spring Is Coming

  17. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Shinade, I am looking forward to more great shot from you. πŸ˜€

    @ iWalk, my new year festival holiday was great! Thank you for asking. πŸ™‚

    @ Jena, you are most welcome. πŸ˜€

  18. BerNarD Liew

    Yoz’s mate, the picture & orchids was beautiful. Without mention, the picture look like taken from professional shooter. May drop by to have a look myself someday, thanks & GoD bless…;)

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Pat, pardon me, while I was looking for the information about the National Orchid Garden of the Singapore, I did not find any information that mentions that it is the biggest orchid garden in the world. So I guess it is not the biggest. πŸ™‚