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20110312_00_34_52_3_3_01_This is Singapore No. 8 - National Orchid Garden.tif
Since 1859, orchids have been closely associated with the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The products of the Gardens' orchid breeding programme, which began in 1928, deserve a place where they can be displayed in their full splendour. The very design of these orchids is, one could say, 'hand-crafted' by the Gardens' horticultural staff, dedicated to bringing out the finest in any hybrid cross...Over 1000 species and 2,000 hybrids are now found in the Gardens' collection, with about 600 species and hybrids on display. Every year, more vibrant and enduring hybrids are added on. So that all may admire and enjoy their diversity, richness and beauty, the National Orchid Garden now offers a permanent showcase, the largest display of tropical orchids in the world..More info. http://www.sbg.org.sg/centralcore/nog.asp..Photographer: Paul w Sharpe aka Wizard of Wonders™."Wizard of Wonders™ All Rights Reserved copyright 2011"