Trying to capture the smell of the Botanical Gardens of Singapore in one bottle did not prove too difficult. The gardens have a collection of over 3000 orchids and each year they add more to these with the hybrids that they work so hard to breed.
The garden also has a small tropical rainforest that is around 3 hectares in size and is the original and natural rainforest that existed from even before the garden was created, making it only one of two cities in the world to have a tropical rainforest in it. Rio de Janeiro is the other.
Sunrise in Botanical Garden is the incredible perfume of an early morning walk in the beautiful and serene Singapore Botanical Gardens. It is steeped in the scents of shrubs, cut-grass, and native plants that include Aquatic Submerged Ginger, Lipstick Plant, Jarum Jarum, and the Wax Flower.
Singapore Botanical Gardens and its splendid areas
Situated in Orchard Road, the Singapore Tropical Gardens were created in 1859. They are the only tropical gardens in the world that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The honor came at the time of the nation’s 50th year of independence and was a confirmation of the hard work that has been put into preserving and conserving the flora.
A must-see is the National Orchid Garden, where botanists are at the forefront of orchid studies and pioneering cultivation techniques. Besides the 1200 natural species of orchids, the gardens also have 2000 hybrids. The rest of the 82 hectares of the Botanic Gardens have over 10,000 species of flora.
Besides the Rainforest, the Botanical Gardens also have a Ginger Garden. This is located next to the Orchid Garden and is planted with plants from the Zingiberaceae family. This area has a beautiful waterfall and a restaurant.
The expertise that the gardens made available to the nation of Singapore has helped it to establish its fame as the “Garden City”. Singapore honors all visiting heads of state, other dignitaries, and celebrities by naming hybrid orchids after them. These are displayed in an area known as the VIP Orchid Gardens. Some of the most notable orchids are Dendrobium Memoria Princess Diana, Renantanda Akihito, Dendrobium Masako Kotaishi Hidenka, and Dendrobium Margaret Thatcher.
The Orchidarium is for the serious orchid enthusiast and houses the natural species of orchids in a tropical setting.
Burkill Hall was built in 1886 and was the house of the director of the gardens. Isaac and Humphrey Burkill were the only father and son to hold the post of Director at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Tan Hoon Sian Misthouse is where one can find a colorful collection of hybrids and a small collection of a few fragrant orchids, including the Vanda Mimi Palmer.
The Coolhouse is where the orchids from the tropical highland forests are kept and it recreates their natural environment.
Sunrise in Botanical Garden by Singapore Memories is the room fragrance that will recreate the medley of scents from the gardens. Every visitor to Singapore wants a bottle as a souvenir and it is the ideal corporate gift.