Cloud Forest

Step into a realm high in the mountains

Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world veiled in mist. Take in breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. And learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment.

  • Indoor temperature range: 23°C to 25°C

SCENTSATIONAL ORCHIDS

GET A SCENT OF THE BLOOMING WONDERS

Event Details

  • Friday, 19 Apr – Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

  • 9.00am - 9.00pm

  • Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies.

  • Orchids belong to one of the most diverse families in the plant kingdom. While they are known and appreciated for their variety of flowers, some have also developed an assortment of smells and strategies to attract pollinators. From the sweet perfume of Phalaenopsis bellina to the intense fragrance of Maxillaria tenuifolia, learn about the different smells that orchids produce and take in the scents at the Fragrance Box in Gardens by the Bay’s latest orchid display in Cloud Forest.


Orchid Highlights

Orchids can be categorised into four basic fragrance groups - Delicate Floral, Sweet Floral, Spicy Floral and Intense Floral. Orchids featured may vary as the display is refreshed periodically.

Keep your senses open for more interesting orchids coming your way!

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Yuki Sakura’

  • Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Yuki Sakura’

    Scent Group: Delicate Floral

     

    Similar to its namesake ‘Yuki Sakura’, the Oncidium Sharry Baby’s flowers are maroon with white tips on the petals and when many, this variety resemble white Cherry Blossoms. A hybrid between Oncidium Jamie Sutton x Oncidium Honolulu, this orchid emits a mild vanilla or chocolatey fragrance.

Miltoniopsis Playgirl ‘Cha-cha’

  • Miltoniopsis Playgirl ‘Cha-cha’

    Scent Group: Sweet Floral

     

    Commonly known as Pansy Orchids, the Miltoniopsis Playgirl ‘Cha-cha’ variety is a hybrid between Miltoniopsis Seine and Miltoniopsis Memoria Ida Seigel. Its attractive clusters of white flowers are patterned with striking pink and yellow colours, while the fragrant smell is alike to the famous Thai dish - Tom Yam Soup.

Maxillaria tenuifolia

  • Maxillaria tenuifolia   

    Scent Group: Intense Floral

     

    Native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Maxillaria tenuifolia variety can be found growing on trees in open or dense forests. This orchid is also known as the “Coconut Orchid” as it smells strongly of coconut notes.

Phalaenopsis bellina

  • Phalaenopsis bellina

    Scent Group: Sweet Floral

     

    Native to Borneo, Phalaenopsis bellina can be found growing in shady, humid, lowland and swampy riverine forests. This variety is highly fragrant and is commonly used in breeding to produce scented Phalaenopsis.

Acineta chrysantha

  • Acineta chrysantha

    Scent Group: Spicy Floral

     

    The Acineta chrysantha variety is native to countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. Its flowers are large sized and are known to emit spicy floral notes, reminiscent of cloves.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Duh's Wisdom 'Dreamy Star'

  • Rhyncholaeliocattleya Duh's Wisdom 'Dreamy Star'

    Scent Group: Intense Floral

     

    This hybrid between Rhyncholaelia digbyana × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Regal is an award winning variety, receiving a First Class Certificate (FCC) by the American Orchid Society as a measure of its flower quality. Its large yellow flowers are intensely fragrant, emitting a deep citrus smell.

Curious to find out more?

Find out more about the unique habitat in Cloud Forest by joining a free “ASK Me!” guided tour of selected areas in the conservatory. Pick up amazing facts about the plants on display and be inspired to play a part in protecting the environment!

See upcoming schedule here

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