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“Orchid lovers delight”

Sarawak Orchid Garden
Ranked #7 of 94 things to do in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is an amazing garden, showcasing , many of the indigenous orchids of Sarawak and many of the hybrid Vandas , , beautifully arranged and looked after ....

Thank KellyLandrey01
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We were a little cautious about what to expect after several reviewers saying March and April must be out of season with few blooms but having been left looking for something to do after discovering the botanical trails at Semenggoh Orang-utan Centre are no longer open we decided to chance it.
We got a water taxi across from the waterfront which was very nice but actually could have parked the car at the gardens directly (if you put the Sarawak Legislature Building to a Sat Nav you'd find it).
It's a beautiful garden with both native and hybrid orchids and plenty of both were in flower. By no means did every plant have open flowers but I don't think they could possibly achieve that, there were more than enough flowering to make the garden really beautiful.
The 'cool zone' greenhouse kept at a chilly 26 degrees had some of the most spectacular blooms but my partner was much more excited by the nearly microscopic blooms of one of the native plants.
They could help by giving a bit more information about which are the native orchids but they are there among the hybrids (often on trees and branch structures rather than in pots of flowerbeds) and very pretty when you do spot them.

Thank CatB_99
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

No signboard for direction... waste around hour hour to search the place n ask the locals...
Our family enjoyed in the garden.... but not many survinier can choose in the garden... still need many improvement... saw the one of the worker in the garden play game using handphone..the cool greenhouse is the best

Thank 3331bee
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Our family visited the Orchid Garden on a cycling tour. It is a nice place to visit and have a wander. I believe a bit more information could be provided about the orchids though. I also love the idea of planting your own orchid! I believe for the free admission, this is a nice little attraction and worth a visit if you have some time and are on this side of the river!

Thank McChickenNugget
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

I went here in March expecting that the flowers would not be in bloom after having read previous reviews. They were right, unfortunately. Only about 10% were in bloom. Having said that getting to the garden via the water taxi is half the fun, and it's still a pretty area to walk around. It's also free to enter. So if nothing else it allows you to kill an hour and try out the water taxi (~50 sen each way).

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