When was the last time that you paid a visit to the National Orchid Garden? For Singaporeans, students, Permanent Residents and Work Permit Holders, the school holidays are a good time to pay a visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens attractions as there normally is a National Orchid Garden School Holiday Promotion.
National Orchid Garden School Holiday Promotion
The next National Orchid Garden School Holiday promotion takes place from Saturday, 4 March 2023 to Sunday, 19 March 2023.
During the National Orchid Garden School Holiday promotion period, students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Work Permit Holders get to enjoy free admission to the National Orchid Garden.
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Free Admission to the National Orchid Garden
Terms and conditions apply, of course. The terms and conditions of the promotion include that:
– Students are required to present valid student cards.
– Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders and Dependant Pass Holders are required to present their ID cards or relevant documentation.
– The promotion is not applicable to tour groups, tickets purchased in advance and other promotions.
Those who are planning to visit the National Orchid Garden can simply approach the Singapore Botanic Gardens ticketing counter at National Orchid Garden with their relevant identity card to gain admission into the attraction.
Take note that the last entry to the National Orchid Garden is at 6 pm daily.
What to See in the National Orchid Garden
What’s there to see and do at the National Orchid Garden?
Tropical Montane Orchidetum
The tropical Montane Orchidetum area simulates the experience of ascending through a tropical montane forest and showcases a diversity of orchids and other plants from the rich low to high-elevation mountain forest.
Sembcorp Cool House
The orchid collection in The Sembcorp Cool House has been curated according to five biogeographical regions – Malesia, Continental Southeast Asia and South Asia, Australasia, Afrotropics and the Neotropics.
VIP Orchid Garden
Orchids at the VIP Garden have named after visiting dignitaries such as Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United National and Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of United Kingdom. There is also an elegant white orchid that was named “Dendrobium Memoria Princess Diana” for the late Princess Diana after her death in 1997.
Sitting at the highest point of the National Orchid Garden is Burkhill Hall. This plantation house was used as a residence for the Director of the Botanic Gardens up till 1969. It was named after two Directors, father and son Isaac and Humphrey Burkhill.
Have fun visiting all these places if you are taking advantage of the free admission to National Orchid Garden with the school holiday promotion.