The National Orchid Garden will be enhanced to showcase more orchid varieties.
The National Parks Board (NParks) revealed on 28 January that the plan is to enhance the Cool House, the Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection enclosure and the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House into a tropical orchidetum.
All three buildings will be upgraded to meet energy efficiency and sustainability requirements. For example, a more advanced cooling system and technology will be used at the Cool House, allowing more space to showcase at least twice the number of orchid species from the current 1,000 in its collection.
The Cool House will also be modified to allow two-level access instead of the current single level one, and visitors can have a better access to the orchids and plants located at the higher levels.
Additionally, the nursery, will be re-configured to provide more space for orchid propagation, and an artificial lighting system will be installed to facilitate the blooming of orchids.
Located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the National Orchid Garden (pictured) opened in October 1995.
Image source: NParks