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Cloud Forest

Step into a realm of high mountains

Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist. Take in breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. And learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment.

  • Indoor temperature range: 23°C to 25°C



Event Details

  • Friday, 19 Apr – Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

  • 9.00am - 9.00pm

  • Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies.

  • Orchids belong to one of the most diverse families in the plant kingdom. While they are known and appreciated for their variety of flowers, some have also developed an assortment of smells and strategies to attract pollinators. From the sweet perfume of Phalaenopsis bellina to the intense fragrance of Maxillaria tenuifolia, learn about the different smells that orchids produce and take in the scents at the Fragrance Box in Gardens by the Bay’s latest orchid display in Cloud Forest.

Orchid Highlights

Orchids can be categorised into four basic fragrance groups - Delicate Floral, Sweet Floral, Spicy Floral and Intense Floral. Orchids featured may vary as the display is refreshed periodically.

Keep your senses open for more interesting orchids coming your way!

Phalaenopsis bellina

  • Phalaenopsis bellina

    Native to Borneo, Phalaenopsis bellina belongs to the Sweet Floral fragrance group. It can be found growing in shady, humid, lowland and swampy riverine forests. Highly fragrant, these flowers are commonly used in breeding to produce scented Phalaenopsis.

Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Passion 'Spring'

  • Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Passion 'Spring'

    A hybrid between Rhyncattleanthe Duh's Sweet × Rhyncattleanthe Love Passion, this orchid is awarded First Class Certfiicate (FCC) by the American Orchid Society as a measure of flower quality. Deeply fragrant with a sweet citrus smell, this cultivar can be found in clusters of orange flowers with maroon ruffled lips and yellow throat.

Maxillaria tenuifolia

  • Maxillaria tenuifolia   

    Commonly known as Coconut orchid as it smells strongly of the fruit, this orchid can be found growing on trees in open or dense forests ranging from Mexico to Nicaragua. The intense Floral fragrance group, which the Maxillaria tenuifolia belongs to, can overwhelm or desensitise one's sense of smell.

Epidendrum hugomedinae

  • Epidendrum hugomedinae 

    The Epidendrum hugomedinae is small-sized, usually found as an attractive cluster of white blooms with purple marking lips. It is a native of Ecuador and thrives better in cooler environments. Delicately floral and sweet-scented, its smell is found to be strongest at noon.

Curious to find out more?
Find out more about the unique habitat in Cloud Forest by joining a free “ASK Me!” guided tour of selected areas in the conservatory. Pick up amazing facts about the plants on display and be inspired to play a part in protecting the environment!

See upcoming schedule here


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