KL Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens ~ Places
to Visit in Kuala Lumpur
A must go for flower enthusiasts, the garden is situated on a scenic hilltop within the Lake Gardens area. It's a 1 hectare of floral paradise, where you can admire the different varieties of orchids and hibiscus at one go.
Also known as Taman
Orkid, the Orchid Garden houses a variety of orchid species from around the
world, with some 800 species from Malaysia alone. A stones throw is the Hibiscus
Garden that showcases more than
The Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden was established in the year 1986 and is located at the highest point of Lake Garden and is surrounded by lush greeneries. It was set up to showcase the various species of orchid plants in this region.
It is also a centre where the
study and the conservation of the orchid are done. As you go up the pathway
to you will come to the pergola where many orchids and a variety of other
flowers are planted.
Orchid growers at the garden provide practical tips and advice on the art of orchid growing. However, weekends are by far the best day to come as the orchid garden is magically transformed into a flower bazaar that puts up for sale many unique species of orchids. Here bouquet of flowers and other plants are set for sale and the florists can also provide consulting services to teach the arts and tricks on growing these flowers.
Two main types of orchids are found here, the wild orchid and hybrid orchids - the epiphytic orchids commonly grown in pieces of bricks, charcoal, Styrofoam pellets, fern roots and the terrestrial variety which grow and flower on the ground.
Wild orchid plants are usually
much smaller than their commercially-grown hybrid counterparts but
spectacular in its array of colours, patterns and sizes, having evolved over
a millennia to attract to small insect pollinators and to take advantage of
their specific habitats.
The garden has over 40 types of local-hybrid hibiscus and more than 65 types of overseas-hybrid hibiscus. Many unique shapes and colors of hibiscus are found here, each fully bloomed flower last only a day. The garden has also a small information centre and an exhibition centre.
Best Way to Visit -
Half Day KL Gardens & Bird Park
PLACES & SIGHTSEEING ~ LAKE GARDENS AREA
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