The inaugural SGF Orchid Show will showcase a wonderland of orchid displays, with varieties of award-winning and heritage orchids, from 21 to 29 April 2018, at the National Orchid Garden and other parts of Singapore Botanic Gardens.
An offshoot of the flagship Singapore Garden Festival, the SGF Orchid Show is a partnership between National Parks Board (NParks) and the Orchid Society of South East Asia (OSSEA), which will prime Singapore to play its role as host for the Asia Pacific Orchid Conference in 2022.
With orchids closely linked to the national identity, the SGF Orchid Show brings to the audience an opportunity to spur more appreciation for orchids and greening. The show also coincides with the 125th anniversary of Singapore’s national flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim which adds significance to the event.
Key highlights include competitive landscape displays at Orchid Plaza (next to the entrance of the National Orchid Garden), created by local and international orchid growers. There will also be displays at the National Orchid Garden, designed by NParks, OSSEA and Singapore Orchid Growers Association. An educational exhibition at Burkill Hall chronicling Singapore’s history and achievements as a centre of orchid breeding will give visitors insights into the industry that began in the 1930s.
Visitors can look forward to talks, demonstrations and guided tours as well as a marketplace featuring a myriad of plant, gardening, and landscape-related products.
Entry to the SGF Orchid Show is free* for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Work Permit Holders, while international visitors can purchase tickets (click here to find out the admission fee) at the entrance of the National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens.
*Terms and Conditions
1. Students are required to present valid student cards.
2. Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders and Dependant Pass Holders are required to present their ID cards or relevant documentation.
3. Not applicable to tour groups, tickets purchased in advance and other promotions.
Note: Last entry into the National Orchid Garden is at 6pm.
By Train: Alight at the Botanic Gardens Station which is about a 20-minute walk to the National Orchid Garden.
By Bus: Tanglin Gate – Take bus number 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174 and alight along Napier Road. The National Orchid Garden is about a 15-minute walk from the Garden’s Tanglin Gate. Bukit Timah Gate – Take bus number 48, 66, 67, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, 171, 186 and alight along Bukit Timah Road. The National Orchid Garden is about 20-minute walk from the Garden’s Bukit Timah Gate.
By Car/Taxi: Parking is available at Botany Centre with a 15 minute walk (Tanglin Gate), Visitor Centre with a 12 minute walk (Nassim Gate), Cluny Park Road with a 20 minute walk (Cluny Park Gate) and a 6 minute walk from public parking along Tyersall Avenue.
The nearest taxi drop-off point is at the Coach Drop-off point at Ginger Garden (next to the entrance of National Orchid Garden)
Photos Credit: Singapore Garden Festival
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