Archive for the 'Botanical Gardens' Category

More from Singapore’s National Orchid Garden

Friday, November 29th, 2019

One post from Singapore’s National Orchid Garden certainly wasn’t enough, and here are more photos to prove it. With so many brilliant, tropical varieties growing outdoors in the sunshine, Dave took lots of amazing pictures. Colorful Vandas, Dendrobiums, Cattleyas, and Renantheras all competed for his attention. The blooms include many historic hybrids. Some have won […]

November Orchid Events

Friday, November 1st, 2019

People love orchids all over the planet, evidenced by these long, monthly lists of events. Don’t miss these chances to enjoy lots of stunning blooms. November 1 – 2 Nambour Orchid Society Species Show, Uniting Church Hall, Coronation Ave., Nambour, Queensland, Australia November 1 – 2 Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Native Show, Twyford Hall, Market […]

It’s Always Springtime in Singapore’s Flower Dome

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Dave’s work schedule only permitted him a couple days to play tourist in Singapore, but he really saw a lot. He was able to enjoy the stunning Singapore Botanic Gardens, including the National Orchid Garden. He also toured the Cloud Forest Conservatory. In addition to all that, he took lots of photos in the Flower […]

The Many Orchids of Singapore’s Cloud Forest Conservatory

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Singapore’s Cloud Forest Conservatory is a great place for orchids. It houses large displays of orchid species and hybrids, along with ferns, carnivorous plants, and other tropical greenery. The enormous glasshouse replicates a cloud forest, which is a high mountain forest bathed in constant mist and cool temperatures. Some of these varieties, like Masdevallias, Odonts, […]

Experience the Orchids of Asia in Sarasota, Florida

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida begins its exhibit “The Orchid Show 2019: Blossoms of Asia” tomorrow. The event runs from Saturday, October 12th to Sunday, December 1st, and features Asian orchids. It also includes information about orchids’ roles in Asian cultures, arts, and philosophies. Numerous lectures and classes will take place through the […]

The Singapore Botanic Gardens Are World Class

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

The Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) is one of the most popular gardens in the world. Founded in 1859, it’s played a pivotal role in Singapore’s orchid industry, but there’s more than orchids in its 203 acres (82 hectares.) This tropical paradise is home to the National Orchid Garden, and also a Ginger Garden, Children’s Garden, […]

October Orchid Events

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

From Honolulu to Helsinki, from Buenos Aires to Bologna, orchid lovers gather for shows, auctions, and conferences this month. The USA, New Zealand, and Australia have busy schedules. Check the list below to make sure you don’t miss any of these great events near you. October 2 – 13 Big Fresno Fair Orchid Show, Fresno […]

The National Orchid Garden of Singapore

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Earlier this month, Dave traveled to Singapore for work, and had some time to play tourist, too. It was his first trip to Asia, his first time across the international dateline, and his first visit to the tiny, tropical island nation.  He returned with lots of photos, including many, many orchids. This first post shows […]

September Orchid Events

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

September is busy with orchid events around the globe, especially in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Don’t miss these great opportunities to enjoy incredible flowers, take photos, talk to fellow orchid lovers, and buy plants. September 1 Hastings River Orchid Society Show, Wauchope RSL Club, Young St., Wauchope, NSW, Australia September 3 RHS Orchid […]

60 Year Old Orchid’s One Week To Shine

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Head to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this week to see a native Australian orchid in its full splendor. Dendrobium teretifolium is sometimes called the Rat’s Tail Orchid because of its long, skinny leaves. However, when it bursts into bloom, it earns another nickname, the Bridal Veil Orchid, with cascades of creamy white flowers. The […]