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Kuching Orchid Garden

Listed under Gardens in Kuching, Malaysia.

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Go through the gates and be transported to a world of orchids. There are over 60,000 orchids here, comprising 120 species and hybrids of orchid. The setting is perfect as the garden sits on the edge of a river with a view to Kuching across the way. A wonderful little sampan ride gets you to the front entrance. Most of the collections are of Borneo species consisting of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids, planted in the open, shaded and semi-shaded areas. Among the famous Borneo Orchids are the Lady’s Slipper (Paphiopedilum Sanderianum), Caelogyne Pandurata, a unique green and black-flowered orchid, the Bulbophyllum Beccari, a species which release a rotten smell, Vanda Dearej, a fragrant flower and the Phalaenopsis Violacea or commonly known as Orchid Normah, which was declared the state flower of Sarawak on Aug 28, 1983. (that orchid is the tiny little single orchid with the huge leaves). Entrance to the park is free.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

Other expert and press reviews

“Reopened!”

Nestled in a 6.2ha site in Jalan Astana, the Orchid Garden is a nature lover’s paradise with more than 40,000 plants from 65 orchid genera across its beautifully landscaped grounds. You can get there on the Number 3 bus, but a nicer alte… Read more...

Written by  Joseph.

“Kuching Orchid Gardens is no more!”

Having visited the excellent Orchid Gardens before, I was very sad to see on my recent visit to Kuching, that the gardens have now been replaced by a government building. I have asked around to see if the gardens have been moved somewhere else but, as f… Read more...

Written by  Dave Clucas.

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What is the address?

anyone interested in buying Tiger Orchids (World's biggest Orchids)

the garden...is open now for public...enjoy more beautiful orchid..in a bigger site...

operating hour

what is the time 8.00 to 5.00 everyday

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operting hrs: tuesday to sunday 930 am till 6 pm..entrance is free..welcome to sarawak orchid garden..

Now that the new parliament building is complete, I understand that the Orchid Garden is to be re-instated. I will report back when progress is complete.

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Hi..

my name is En Azahari...a coordinator personnel at the new Sarawak Orchid Garden...which has already been re-instated and opened to public since May 2010.

Do come visit us. There are more variety and numbers of orchids...species and hybrids. Located next to the state parliament complex and opposite The Astana...the orchid garden formed parts of the landscaped garden for the complex.

Getting there is much the same...u can still use the sampan from the waterfront via Sarawak River.

Thanks for the update - has the garden changed much?

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