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10 Must Visit Botanical Gardens

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Ever dreamed of visiting the most exotic orchid gardens in the world? Then check out our list of 10 must see orchid botanical gardens.


Botanical Garden Meise, Belgium

Belgium's oldest botanical garden is home to over 2,000 orchids. Orchids can be found around every corner here within greenhouses or the orchid garden. Be sure to visit in spring or early summer when most orchids are in season.


Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew- United Kingdom

Photo by Tom Podmore

The world's largest collection of living orchids can be found at Kew gardens- London. More than 30 orchid species are on display in the orangery and can also be viewed through orchid boards.


Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore

Located close to the equator, the orchids at the Singapore Botanic Gardens are specially adapted to warmer climates. Some of the orchids look unique with leaves that grow horizontally rather than vertically. During orchid season, orchid enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view orchids in all four major orchid groups, those being: Cattleyas, Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums and Vandas.


The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, United States

Photo by Antonio Becerra

The magnificent orchids at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens are truly one of a kind. The orchids are so unique that botanists have described them as "living jewels".


Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Gardens, Australia

The orchid collection at this Royal Botanical Garden houses more than 1,300 orchids in about 400 displays and orchid beds. Be sure to visit in July or August if you want to see orchids in bloom.


Jardin de Ranural, Ecuador

The orchids at Jardin de Ranural can be found along the paths or leading up to different parts of this beautiful garden such as waterfalls and ponds.


National orchid garden, Singapore

Orchids are the pride of this garden. Visitors will be able to see orchids in all shapes and sizes, from large orchid trees whose roots look like orchids on display, to orchids growing on tree trunks or hanging from tree branches.


Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Photo by Isaac Matthew

These orchids are not the typical orchids you're used to seeing. Several orchid species grown here can even change colors or wilt their flowers depending on flower arrangement or humidity levels.


Kula Botanical Garden, Maui , United State

Located at a 3,000 feet elevation, the orchids at Kula Botanical Garden are well known to be home to some of the most beautiful orchids in Hawaii. Be sure to visit during orchid season (May–November).


Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Thailand

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is home to more than 1,500 orchids. The orchids here are truly magnificent with elegant orchid ornaments, orchids that resemble birds and orchids that look very ornamental. These orchids will take your breath away with their beauty and exotic shapes. In fact, the fragrances of some orchid species are so strong you can smell them as you're walking along a path!

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