Guest Author - Haidy Ear-Dupuy
For those who like parks:
Some of the most beautiful orchids Iíve seen are in the Singapore Botanical Garden. The National Orchid Gardens is a section of the garden dedicated to mostly orchids. There are orchids named after famous people.
To encourage learning, most botanical gardens would have discounted price for students, senior citizens and or school groups. The Singapore Botanical Garden charges around $5 Singaporean dollar per person, students and people over 60 years old pay $1 while children under 12 years old get free entry.
Botanical gardens are great places to spend time with your family.
The Singapore Botanical Garden is an amazing place to spend time with your family. Wide open spaces, there is even a place where you can buy some orchids. The garden's orchid breeding and hybridization was started in 1928 in the laboratories by the Director of the Gardens, Professor Eric Hottum. The result of the hybridization conducted in the lab help boosted the Singaporeanís cut flower industry. Flowers from Singapore, especially orchids, can be ordered and shipped worldwide.
While you are passing through Singapore or going there for a vacation, you can stop by to see this amazing orchid garden. Many famous people have visited it in the past.
Just hanging around:
Antother great place to visit is the Washington DC's Botanical Garden, in front of the United States Capital building is a great place to go to learn about orchids for free. The garden always have beautiful display of flowers according to their seasons and the smell of fresh plants and water fountain provide a relaxing place to enjoy while touring Washington DC's famous museums.
For those living near the Washington DC metropolitan area, you can grab a good book and go to the United States Botanical Garden. Sit at the entrance of the garden and feel the warmth and enjoy the blooms of orchids or you can wander through the various theme sections of the garden to learn about the different kinds of climates plants enjoy. It is a great place to learn more about orchids and the kinds of environment they like.