In the heart of Singapore, just off one of the busiest shopping strips in the city lies a hidden garden paradise that will make even the most city-dwelling traveller appreciate the raw beauty of nature. Nestled within Singapore's Botanical Gardens is the National Orchid Garden - a magnificent landscaped enclosure dedicated entirely to Singapore's national flower. Enter to discover decorative gardens filled with orchids in a myriad of colours from the brightest of pinks, purples and yellows, to the purest of whites.
Discover exotic, steamy hothouses and serene water features cascading with beautiful blooms. It's not a large garden but it has been thoughtfully designed into a collection of many smaller gardens connected by a winding path, creating what feels like a miniature world.
Finish your afternoon by strolling through the wider Botanic Gardens admiring ancient rainforest trees, picturesque lily ponds and getting caught in a hot, tropical rain storm before drying-off and refuelling at one of the many excellent food courts around the city. It makes for a lovely day of exploring and is the perfect way to spend a short stop-over visit to Singapore. Remember to bring your camera to capture nature at its most beautiful!