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Singapore National Orchid Garden-20,000 blooms, 25 of them species!

This is a discussion on Singapore National Orchid Garden-20,000 blooms, 25 of them species! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I exaggerate of course, but that is what it feels like. A trip like this ...

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    Default Singapore National Orchid Garden-20,000 blooms, 25 of them species!

    I exaggerate of course, but that is what it feels like.
    A trip like this exposes my ignorance of non-Philippine species, aside from the various issues of photography outside, with non controllable conditions.
    The Singapore National Orchid Garden is five hectares of landscaped heaven inside the Singapore Botanical Gardens. One enters the botanic gardens free, but a five Singapore-dollar entrance fee is collected at the entrance of the orchid garden.
    Inside the orchid gardens are thousands of plants in bloom, but I would have wanted more species. Oh well, I don't own it. Besides, most people probably go there for the colorful, large blooms of hybrids.
    Most species are inside the coolhouse, which has double glass doors, with regular cool mistings, and a private waterfall, lol...It will do damage to your lenses, but after the long, sweaty walk to get there, you will begin to feel like a species orchid, which will wilt outside.
    Still, its not a wonder that not a whole lot of visitors enter the coolhouse,
    because less than 5% of the plants are in bloom, compared to the large colorful displays of hybrids outside.











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    wow those are beautiful, will definitely look it up when we eventually get to singapore.
    thanks for sharing.

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    wow, nice pix nelson!

    i like the last one and the den macrophyllum, spectacular!

    c ya

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    Cool pics, Nelson. I really like the shot of the white dendrobium and the NOID that follows.

    Cheers,
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    those are beautiful, thank you for letting us see them, now I really want to come and visit.

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    I think No 4 and 5 is Coelogyne species not Cymbidium

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I think No 4 and 5 is Coelogyne species not Cymbidium
    This is very true, they are of a Coelogyne. The first one is either Den. aggregatum or jenkinsii.

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    Wow those are beautiful flowers.

    The last flowers is interesting.
    It looks like a man in a dance costume - or a cowboy with a really large hat.

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    Now my computer can display all the photos.OK.
    Photo3 is epigenium species
    Photo7 is dendrobium farmeri

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