KL Hibiscus and Orchid Garden – Land of Exclusive Tropical Flowers
The Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens form part of the Botanical Garden, a vast park that stretches over the hills around the picturesque Tasik Perdana Lake, in the very centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is a genuine paradise of beautiful flowers, featuring an amazingly varied collection of the most beautiful tropical flowers that exist anywhere in the world.
The Orchid Garden
The small, but incredibly beautiful Orchid Garden occupies a territory of just one hectare. However, in this compact space are more than six thousand orchids from over 800 different species.
The garden has both common and extremely rare specimens of this exotic flower, which charm and amaze visitors with their rich colours, inimitable patterns, and fantastic shapes.
There are two main types of orchids which are the Epiphytic Orchids and the Terrestrial Orchids. The Epiphytic Orchids grows on charcoal, bricks, tree trunk or branches while the Terrestrial Orchids usually grow from the ground.
On weekends, you will be able to learn how these magnificent flowers are planted. Much can be learnt from there caretakers of the garden.
You can also choose to buy pots of orchids back home. The price range differs with the species but they are around RM30 to RM40 per pot (orchid markets only open on every weekend).
During the orchid blooming season (occurs all year round depends on conditions), you will have more choice and variety of orchid to choose and buy from.
We are being told by the local gardener to be extra careful with the giant beehives during the orchid walk, loud buzzing noise can be heard from steps away which are an obvious alert that you are getting into the bee’s territory.
The Hibiscus Garden
Just right next to the Orchid Gardens is the Hibiscus Gardens, both of these gardens is a popular venue for the local professional photographer to take wedding pictures (due to the beautiful scenery setup).
The Hibiscus Fountain is a clear marking to indicates that you are now situated in the Hibiscus Garden. The Hibiscus is an astonishingly beautiful plant, nicknamed as the king of tropical flowers and thought to be the embodiment of peace, happiness and harmony.
However, hibiscus has much greater importance for local residents because it is an official national symbol of Malaysia: its five petals symbolize the five basic commandments of Islam (most Malaysians are Muslim).
The newest breed of hibiscus which we had not seen before, two layers of petals with significant front and back posture. Due to the weight pressure, these hibiscus species always situated at the bend towards down position.
The hibiscus garden also houses a colonial-era building, where you can find a quaint tearoom and a gallery showcasing the history and significance of the hibiscus flower in Malaysian history.
Sadly, these particular places are under upgrading construction so might need to host another visit in the near future.
Do drop by at the Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens if you are a flora fanatic, there are lots of special floral species that you can ever think of!
The admission fees for Orchid & Hibiscus Garden:
The admission fee is FREE during the Weekday but a nominal fee of RM1 is charged for each garden during the Weekend.
10 min walking from KL Bird Park (right opposite only).
RapidKL bus number B101 and B112 and stop at the Dayabumi Complex.
Use KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service:
Stop at Station 14 (Planetarium Negara, KL Bird Park, Memorial Tunku Abdul Razak, Taman Tasik KL, Taman Orkid, Taman Rama-Rama).
Hop on the KTM Komuter and remember to stop at the Old Railway Station.
Cab or Uber Grab Car:
You can take a cab from KLSentral or Central Market. It will take approximately 10 minutes to reach.
Address: Jalan Cenderasari, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Hour: 09.00 am – 06.00 pm (Mon-Sun), Including Public Holiday.