Orchid Madness

We went to Singapore last year in July. One week of vacation before one week of otter congress.

And I discovered that Singapore is, quite simply, amazing! I loved the skyscrapers (I’ve never appreciated modern architecture before), I loved the nature-in-the-city feel, I loved the otters (obviously!), I loved the food. It was fantastic.

This incredibly modern city is also incredibly full of nature: there are birds, mammals, plants everywhere.

And the orchids. Orchids everywhere. Orchids in shops, on trees, behind corners, everywhere in the parks. So I decided that this year, I’m going to publish an orchid every week, to try and show how many there are in this great city.

Here goes!

This is the entrance to the Orchid Garden in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens. These Botanical Gardens took a whole day to explore, and the Orchid Garden…it was a whirlwind of colours, shapes and names. I have no idea how long we spent in there, but it was fantastic 🙂






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  1. While hopefully not putting a damper on your orchid excitement, can I encourage you to look at some of the orchids that are local to wherever you are in the world. There are orchid species native to every climate on the earth, and you might be surprised at some of the very beautiful flowers you see just taking a nature walk in your area.


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