After years of extensive enhancement works, National Orchid Garden Singapore (NOG) has expanded with new attractions comprising of 3 display houses and outdoor areas that showcase orchids from the valleys to the peaks of tropical mountains. The Orchidetum contains three display houses – The Sembcorp Cool House, the Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection and the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House. Situated at Singapore Botanic Gardens, NOG houses the largest display of orchids in the world.
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The Sembcorp Cool House
The centrepiece of NOG is the Sembcorp Cool House that houses more than 1000 species of orchids and hybrids. The cool house has been expanded to four times its original size and designed to emulate a high-elevation montane forest with a surrounding temperature of between 16 C and 23 C.
The Sembcorp Cool House is the smaller version of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.
Approximately 1,000 orchid species and hybrids are exhibited in the Cool House, together with new varieties from other plant families beyond orchids, an increase from the previous collection of 350 orchid species.
Tropical Montane Orchidetum
The Tropical Montane Orchidetum simulates the experience of ascending through a tropical montane forest and showcases a diversity of orchids and other plants.
Secret Ravine, Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection & Tan Hoon Siang Mist House
To get to the other 2 display houses you will take the winding Secret Ravine, which imitates the lush and biodiverse valleys of tropical mountains. Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection emulates a mid-elevation tropical rainforest of Central and South America. While the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House mimics a paleotropical garden that showcases orchids grown at an elevation of 650 to 1000 metres.
Burkill Hall & VIP Orchid Garden
The 1866 Burkill Hall is a fine example of an early colonial house in Singapore. The building is now the main architectural feature residing at the highest point of NOG. The VIP Orchid Garden is an English backyard garden of Burkill Hall. The orchids were named after the VIPs to promote goodwill and foster closer ties between nations.
National Orchid Garden
8.30am – 7.00pm daily (last ticket sales and entry at 6.00pm)
Singapore Botanical Gardens via Tyersall Entrance
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
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