Singapore’s Sensational Orchid Garden

Meijer GardenWhen Susan and I took Cindi to Meijer Gardens on her birthday last month, Pink OrchidsjpgCindi mentioned how much she loved orchids, Balboa Park Botanic Building so I told her about having recently visited San Diego’s Balboa Park, Balboa Park Orchids where they have this incredibly beautiful botanic building that’s overflowing Orchids in Balboa Park's Botanic Buildingwith 100s (perhaps 1000s?) of orchids… more orchids than I’d ever seen in my Lush orchids. Balboa Park Botanic Buildingentire life, and Cindi decided on the spot to put that building on her bucket list! National Orchid Garden 15Well, Cindi (and orchid lovers the world around), do I ever have news for you!  Orange orchidsOrchids are the national flower of Singapore, National Orchid Garden & they have a free National Orchid Garden that’s home to 60,000 orchid plants,Yellow orchid-lined path. National Orchid Garden including 1,000 different species National Orchid Garden 6 and more than 2,000 hybrids. National Orchid Garden 14 Orchids are tropical plants, and I’ve been really excited that I’ve been able Orchids to grow a few orchids in our sunny garden room here in Michigan. National Orchid Garden 16 However, Singapore is just 1° north of the equator at the south end of the Malay National Orchid Garden 10Peninsula and is the perfect tropical environment for keeping orchids happy! Garden Room They need no shelter, such as orchids need in Michigan to keep them warm, National Orchid Garden 11 nor do they need protection from the heat and drought,  as they do in San Diego. National Orchid Garden 13In Singapore, orchids grow by the thousands outside in the fresh air and sunshine… National Orchid Garden 8 rather like rose gardens flourish (with care, of course) in temperate regions. National Orchid Garden 7 Singapore’s National Botanic Garden consists of three artistically designed and National Orchid Garden 12meticulously maintained hectares of gardens built on the highest hill and slopes National Orchid Garden 1of Singapore Botanic Gardens (which happen to be the only free garden in the world that’s open 5am-midnight every single day of the year). National Orchid Garden 3 So…if you’re in the area, you can go before any other attraction opens or visit long after other sites have closed! National Orchid Garden 2 I imagined feeling like Eve wandering through the Garden of Eden. National Orchid Garden 9 What would it take to produce a life that glorious?

National Orchid Garden 4For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself” (Philippians 3:20-21).


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