Over 30 species of Costa Rican orchids on display at Gardens by the Bay until Jul 11

The display commemorates 35 years of diplomatic relations between Costa Rica and Singapore.

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Published: 28 June 2022, 6:09 PM

More than 30 species of Costa Rican orchids are on display at Garden by the Bay from now to Jul 11, in commemoration of 35 years of diplomatic relations between Costa Rica and Singapore.

Called Orchids of Costa RicaResilient Beauty, the display is part of a collaboration between the Embassy of Costa Rica in Singapore and the country’s Lankester Botanical Garden, which researches orchids and other air plants for conservation.

Some unique orchids featured include the Acianthera decipiens, which has colour-changing flowers from a dark purple in its initial days of blooming, to red, and eventually a orangey-yellow.

There is also the Ornithocephalus inflexus, which has dainty, fan-shaped flowers with a green-to-white gradient on its petals.


Both orchid species are native to Costa Rica. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) contributing to the research and conservation of Costa Rican orchids was also signed by Gardens by the Bay and Lankester Botanical Garden.

“We share a common purpose with Lankester Botanical Garden in educating the public on the beauty and diversity found in cloud forests of the world, and in turn, why conservation efforts are so crucial,” said CEO of Gardens by the Bay Felix Loh.

The display will be at Gardens by the Bay’s Cloud Forest. Admission fees for the Cloud Forest still apply.

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