Orchid Stories of Singapore

Featured prominently in all things Singaporean, from the country’s earliest circulation currency notes to its floral emblem, Singapore’s affinity with orchids goes way back!

Trace how the history, culture and commerce of our nation is intertwined with this fascinating, diverse family of flowers in our latest orchid-themed display, Orchid Stories of Singapore! The orchid display at Cloud Forest's Orchid Haven opens ahead of Singapore’s 57th birthday, and pays tribute to various people, plants and events that laid the foundations for our nation’s success in orchid cultivation.

More than just a dazzling floral feast, discover notable and historically important orchids that marked key milestones in Singapore’s journey to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the global orchid industry. These include the lovely Papilionanda (Vanda) Tan Chay Yan, which put Singapore on the orchid world map when it won a First Class Certificate at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1954; Vanda Miss Joaquim (Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim), Singapore’s beloved national flower prized for its vibrant hues, hardiness and resilience; and the stately Aranda Noorah Alsagoff, the best known of the Alsagoff Arandas prized for its unique blue shading, substance and floral arrangement.

As you explore this brand-new display, get acquainted with our key players in orchid breeding and learn about how their work impacted our nation’s efforts in orchid cultivation, as well as the ways in which Gardens by the Bay contributes to national efforts in orchid hybridisation!

Date & Time

4 Aug 2022 - 4 Sep 2022


Orchid Haven, Cloud Forest

Orchid Highlights

Click on the images to read more on some of the interesting orchids.