National Orchid Garden
Set within the verdant Singapore Botanic Gardens, the National Orchid Garden houses some of the most exotic selection of orchids in the entire world.
The National Orchid Garden has been breeding orchids for more than a century and even produces its own hybrids. With its astounding collection of more than 60,000 orchid plants, this highly esteemed garden is a must-see for all orchid and flower lovers.
The garden is located in the centre of Singapore and about 9 kilometres away from HarbourFront Terminal.
Opening Days and Hours
The Garden is open from 08:30 to 19:00 daily, with the last ticket sale and entry is at 18:00.
Entry Fee and Booking
The entrance fee costs SGD 5 (USD 3.71) for adults, while children below 12-years old can enter for free.
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach the National Orchid Garden is to take the train and alight at the Botanic Gardens MRT, which will bring you right to Singapore Botanical Gardens. You can also grab a taxi or car. If you are on Orchard Road, you can also opt to walk about 2 kilometres to the Gardens. Parking spaces are available at the Botany Centre at the junction of Holland and Napier Road.
The place is great for couples, families with kids, groups of friends, solo travelers, and backpackers who are interested in botany and gardens.
Time to Spend
Most visitors spend about 2 hours at the orchid garden.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the place is early in the morning when the temperature is relatively cooler.
A number of restaurants can be found within the Garden’s 1-kilometre radius, including local food shops and hip cafes.
- National Museum – 5.4 kilometres
- Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall – 6.2 kilometres
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay – 6.3 kilometres
- Marina Bay Sands – 7.1 kilometres
- Gardens by the Bay – 7.5 kilometres
- Fountain of Wealth – 8 kilometres
- Universal Studios Singapore – 8.3 kilometres
A number of accommodations ranging from budget to 5-star hotels can be found near the Gardens.
Good to Know
Singapore’s average temperature hovers between 24°C to 33°C, so to stay cool and hydrated, you should bring along a pair of sunglasses, a hat, or umbrella. Water fountains and vending machines for drinks can be found in the Gardens. Moreover, you should put on insect repellent to prevent insect bites and skin irritation.