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MYEXPI : Visit to the Orchid Garden of Kuala Lumpur

Assalam alaykum everyone! Now, I would like to share my experience during my visiting to the interesting places in Kuala Lumpur. One of it is Orchid Garden. There're various types of orchid here. We went there by bus whereas from my university, CFS PJ to the Pasar Seni. The fee was about RM2 per person. We went to the garden by walking for 2km to arrive there. Luckily, we have not to pay for the fee. I went there with my two coursemate friends which is from Terengganu, Izyan and Aiman. 

The Orchid Garden is opposite the Bird Park. It's a part of what is called the Lake Gardens. When you leave the Bird Park behind and you cross the road, then you're at the entrance of the Taman Orkid (the Orchid Garden). It's a 1 ha floral paradise, where you can admire the orchids and and pick tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers. The Taman Orkid can be combined with a visit to the Bird Park

The admission to the Orchid Garden is free. Only on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays you have to pay admission (RM1,-). The Taman Orkid is situated on a scenic hilltop within The Lake Gardens. Around and on this hilltop all the orchids are growing. 

An adjoining section is devoted to the hibiscus, Malaysia's national flower. This section showcases more than 2,000 varieties of hibiscuses.

The Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana) is probably the nicest park area in KL. You'll see people jogging, playing ball, and in the mornings practicing tai-chi.

The taxi drops you off the Bird Park. You'll have to cross the road to get to the Taman Orkid. The path is going slightly up and then you'll see the counter of the Orchid Garden. We had to pay during our stay, because we went on a Saturday. 

Don't worry, because Saturday and Sunday are the best days to visit the Garden. The admission is very low-priced (RM1.-) and the Garden is transformed into a lovely Orchid bazaar. Tourist and the local people are walking around in the garden. They are looking at the stalls, where you can buy blooming orchids and souvenirs.

The garden is opened from 9am to 6pm daily. Walk under pergolas, delighting in the exotic blooms of orchids or stroll through orchid-lined walkways! Buy a plant specimen as a memento of your visit to KL!

Over 800 varieties of orchids, including the exotic species, thrive abundantly on this 1 hectare floral paradise. Cut flowers and plants are sold on weekends. You can purchase cut flowers and plants to beautify your home’s interior

Orchid growers at the garden provide practical tips and advice on the art of orchid growing. 
This garden attracts flower-lovers from all over the world. Orchids are a Malaysian favourite, with both commercial gardeners and hobbyists. 

Two main types of wild orchid and hybrid orchids - the epiphytic orchids commonly grown in pieces of bricks, charcoal, Styrofoam pellets, fern roots and the terrestrial variety which grow and flower on the ground.

We were lucky to see, how they planted the orchids with bricks an charcoal in the pots.
It looks easy to let the grow, but we think it's difficult.

The greatest variety of wild orchids are in the hills and mountains. Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands in Pahang are two of the better-known localities for observing orchids but real orchid admirers should visit Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.

Wild orchid plants are usually much smaller than their commercially-grown hybrid counterparts.

Wild orchids are an amazing artistic display. The spectacular array of colours, patterns and sizes has evolved over millennia to make them more attractive to small insect pollinators and to take advantage of specific habitats.

The flower structure of orchids gives them their character. Some are tiny and singular; others are elongated with numerous blossoms. The tiger orchid, the world’s largest at up to 3m, is a random but magnificent sight of hundreds of hefty yellowish flowers pockmarked with maroon blots.