Last weekend I (finally) visited the National Orchid Garden inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I've wanted to do it for a while, but Kyle's never been super fired up about the idea, so a colleague and I went this weekend.
The Gardens have been breeding orchids since 1928, and Singapore claims the largest display of tropical orchids in the world--over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids. And they really were amazing. I don't know their names (they aren't all labeled), but here are a few of my favorites.
|An orchid hedge.|
|This one was tiny.|
|This is the only one I can name. It's Margaret Thatcher--a hybrid named in her honor during a visit to Singapore.|
|This little orange guy was really unique. He was the only one in this color that I saw, and the leaves and petals were thicker and shiny, almost like succulents.|
|Several of the orchids looked almost like irises or daffodils with their ruffled leaves.|
The gardens were beautiful and I definitely plan to go back.