Orchid-lovers will be delighted with Orchid Haven, a new 280 square metre space within Gardens by the Bay’s Cloud Forest dome.
Launched on 30 July 2021 by Minister for National Development Desmond Lee, it is a dedicated space within the cooled conservatory that will will host both permanent orchid exhibits as well as a changing display.
Orchid Haven is the first major revamp to the Cloud Forest cooled conservatory since 2017. It is three times the size of the original orchid display space within the Cloud Forest.
Orchid Haven was created in recognition of the growing popularity of the Cloud Forest’s orchid displays.
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Orchids also have a long history in Singapore and Gardens by the Bay also has an extensive collection of orchids and its own orchid hybridisation programme.
First Display at Orchid Haven, Cloud Forest
The first display at Orchid Haven is Flight of the Moth Orchid, a tribute to the Phalaenopsis orchid. This orchid is popular amongst orchid breeders for producing innovative new hybrids.
Gardens by the Bay’s CEO Felix Loh said, “My kudos to our team of horticulturists for working painstakingly to keep Gardens by the Bay going despite the challenges thrown up by the pandemic. Our latest creation Orchid Haven is a way for our horticulturists to pay tribute to the nation on its 56th birthday, and amidst the current setback, the Flight of the Moth Orchid display expresses our confidence that Singapore will soar again in our battle against the pandemic.”