Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kuala Lumpur Orchid and Hibiscus gardens

Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Garden complex is one of its most prominent attractions. This expansive green lung consists of a network of individual parks like the Butterfly Park, the KL bird park and  the KL Orchid and Hibiscus gardens amongst others.  Known as Taman Bunga Orchid and Taman Bunga Raya, respectively these two flower-filled parks are located on a small promontory overlooking the KL Bird Park

The Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden

The Kuala Lumpur Orchid garden offers displays of more than 800 varieties of orchids hailing from all over the world. The exotic orchid is a much-loved flower in Malaysia, and its many different varieties grow in abundance in country’s many lush forested lands and nature reserves, like Taman Negara, the Cameron highlands and the Kinabalu national park.
The Kuala Lumpur Orchid garden was established in 1986 to provide a display platform for Malaysia's vast collection of orchids, though the garden also has a breeding and research center onsite which explores methods to grow and conserve this much coveted bloom.
The garden offers displays of stunning wild and hybrid orchids and it is accordingly equipped with various display props like a semi-circular pergola for climbing and epiphytic varieties and a rock garden for terrestrial varieties. The orchid garden abounds with colors and fragrances as it features orchids of every shape and size. A small corner of the garden is reserved for retail and here live orchids as well as orchid-themed souvenirs are offered for sale.
The garden center also has onsite growing specialists who are on hand to provide information to visitors about growing and caring for these stunning exotic blooms

The Hibiscus Garden

The Hibiscus flower, which is popularly referred to as the 'Queen of Tropical Flowers' is much admired in Malaysia. In fact, the ‘rosa sinensis’ variety of the Hibiscus has been designated as Malaysia’s national flower and is called ‘Bunga Raya’ in Malay.
Kula Lumpur’s Hibiscus Garden is situated adjacent to its Orchid Garden, and it offers displays of more than 200 varieties of Hibiscus flowers. The garden features a terraced terrain liberally littered with Hibiscus blooms along pathways and terraces.
Various varieties of the Hibiscus flower are on display at the garden including single and multiple petal varieties in various shades. The garden is said to host 40 varieties of local hybrid hibiscus and more than 65 varieties of hybrid hibiscus hailing from around the world.  Other notable features of the garden include sparkling water bodies, a small fountain and benches which offer visitors a chance to sit and soak in the fragrant ambience of this wonderful flower-filled paradise.

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