Orchid Gardens Kuala Lumpur (Taman Orkid)
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Jalan Cenderasari,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2617 6000
|| 09:00am - 06:00pm (Daily)
Approximately one hectare in size, the Orchid Gardens of Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur is a one
of its kind garden, surrounded by lush greenery. The Orchid Gardens is located at the highest
point of the Lake Gardens. The main aim of this garden is to showcase the various species of
orchid of this region as well as a center where conservation of orchids and the study of
them are done.
The Orchid Garden has an impressive showcase of thousands and thousands of orchids. In this small
garden of about one hectare, you will be able to see over 800 species of orchids and a total of
6000 orchids all together. You can also choose to buy pots of orchids back home. The price range
differs with the species but they are around RM30 to RM40 per pot. There are two main types of
orchids which are the Epiphytic Orchids and the Terrestrial Orchids. The Epiphytic Orchids grows
on charcoal, bricks, tree trunk or branches while the Terrestrial Orchids usually grow from the
ground. On weekends, you will be able to learn how these magnificent flowers are planted. Much
can be learnt from there caretakers of the garden. Just next to the Orchid Gardens is the
Do drop by at the Hibiscus Gardens if you are a flora fanatic. If you are more interested
in animal watching, you can always go to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park which is the world's largest
free flight aviary. At this park, it is the home of over 3000 birds from more than 200 species.
Just close by is the Deer Park Kuala Lumpur which showcases several deer species. The highlight
of the deer park is the mousedeer with is the smallest hoofed animal in the world.
At the Islamic Art Museum, you will be able to learn more about the Islamic religion in Malaysia.
But if you are a fan of the galaxy and space, the National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur is a place not
to be missed. Hotels around the city center are aplenty. Put up for the night at any of the
hotels if you wish to visit more places in Kuala Lumpur.
There are three ways to get to the Orchid Gardens. You can either get there by taxi
or by driving there yourself. But if you would like to take the bus, you can take the
RapidKL bus number B101 and B112 and stop at the Dayabumi Complex. Walk towards the
National Mosque and walk up the hill to the Orchid Gardens. If the train is what you
want to take, then hop on the KTM Komuter and remember to stop at the
Old Railway Station. Walk towards the National Mosque and the Lake Gardens is
just behind the mosque.