The Orchid Park in Kuala Lumpur is located opposite the Bird Park, in the area known as the Lake Gardens. This fascinating attraction is located on a picturesque hillock which overflows with innumerable varieties of orchids. Often referred to as Taman Orkid the park features no less than 800 varieties of orchids in a variety of shapes and colours, and is a highlight for lovers of flowers.
Having had its inception in 1986, the main objectives of the park are to display the countless distinctive varieties of orchids, and to function as a centre for the rearing, protection and research with regard to these amazing plants. Orchid lovers will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the garden and learn the finer points of rearing orchids from expert consultants. On weekends you can even purchase flowers as a souvenir of your visit.
Visitors may walk through the pergolas and orchid-lined pathways, delighting in these exotic and enigmatic blossoms. Professional gardeners, amateur hobbyists and general visitors are all to be found at these gardens, which provide a delightful experience for all.
Two major subdivisions of the blooms are the wild and hybrid orchids, some of which, terrestrial orchids, grow on the ground itself, and others, epiphytic varieties which thrive in environments like charcoal, bricks, fern roots and Styrofoam pellets. Horticultural experts will demonstrate the art of planting the orchids in pots with charcoal and bricks. There is an extensive selection of orchid plants for sale, from small size cuttings to well-grown specimens.
Visitors will also encounter other flowering plants in the environs, including a well-maintained pond with exquisite water lilies. Another attractive flower to be seen is the heliconia, an unusual plant with a very distinctive appearance. Adjoining the park you will find the Hibiscus Garden with its delightful array of hibiscus plants; the hibiscus has the distinction of being the national flower of Malaysia.
Any visitor to the Malaysian capital will enjoy a visit to the Orchid Park with its diverse, colourful and fragrant blooms.
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