“For its 17th year, The New York Botanical Garden’s popular annual orchid exhibition returns with The Orchid Show: Singapore, developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Two iconic architectural elements inspired by both sites—the iconic Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay and the famed Arches of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ National Orchid Garden—are featured as part of a horticultural tribute to the ‘City in a Garden,’ one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures.
Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only tropical garden in the world designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the country’s National Orchid Garden, a leader in orchid hybridization, with its famed Arches festooned with thousands of mesmerizing orchids and many other exotic tropical species.
Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s immersive horticultural attraction best known for its Supertrees—soaring vertical habitats that are marvels of nature, art, and technology. Dripping with brilliantly colored orchids, these impressive structures are embedded with photovoltaic cells that harvest solar energy, a shining example of Singapore’s contributions to the field of environmentally sustainable horticulture.
At The New York Botanical Garden, The Orchid Show: Singapore showcases renditions of both the Arches and the Supertrees—creating a kaleidoscope of colors with thousands of spectacular orchids, including dancing lady (Oncidium), rainbow (Vanda), cane (Dendrobium), and Asian corsage orchids (Cymbidium), and many other exotic tropical species.” — New York Botanical Garden
Photographs by Corrado Serra.