Singapore’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site

Singapore Botanic Gardens has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 4 July 2015, being the First UNESCO World Heritage...

Singapore's First UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gardener’s Day Out 2015

Gardener’s Day Out 2015 will be held at Singapore Botanic Gardens for this first time this year instead of HortPark. Whether you are a beginner...

Gardener's Day Out 2015

Chinese New Year 2015

With Chinese New Year 2015 just less than two weeks away, have you got your orchids yet? If not, do drop by to visit us, we will be open till the eve of Chinese...

Chinese New Year 2015

Orchid Planters for Christmas 2014

  This Christmas we’ve dressed up our orchids with ceramic planters to spruce up your homes. To order these orchid planters, please...

Orchid Planters for Christmas 2014

Singapore Garden Festival 2014

The Singapore Garden Festival 2014 is upcoming this 16th August. This year’s Singapore Garden Festival will be held at Gardens by the Bay and...

Singapore Garden Festival 2014

Singapore’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site

Singapore Botanic Gardens has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 4 July 2015, being the First UNESCO World Heritage Site in Singapore. In celebration of both the award and the 20th Anniversary of the National Orchid Garden, more than 16,000 orchids were placed on display along the main Tanglin Gate, all the way to the Botany Library, showcasing Botanical Art and Heritage Orchids. For those who missed catching a glimpse of the orchids named after Mr & Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, its a good time to catch both orchids now! Both the orchids are currently in bloom and on display at the heritage orchids exhibits where they can be seen up close together with many varieties of rare heritage orchids of Singapore that were created here in Singapore over the past decades. Admission is free.

Orchid vendors/farmers will also be selling orchids for this weekend at the Orchid Plaza (where the clock towers are) right outside the National Orchid Garden. Do find us there! 😉

Gardener’s Day Out 2015

Gardener’s Day Out 2015 will be held at Singapore Botanic Gardens for this first time this year instead of HortPark. Whether you are a beginner at growing plants or an avid gardener, you are welcome to join us at the Gardener’s Day Out this year. There will be different talks and demonstrations by expert and community gardeners on topics such as home vegetable farming, the know hows on building your own herbs and vegetable garden, talks on heritage orchids, orchid growing and troubleshooting workshop, help and advice on horticultural pest management and free plant clinic consultation for all. Admission is free.

Toh Garden will be participating at the OSSEA Orchid Sale. This year, we will have large selection of  young orchid plants for beginners to try out at home. Aside from orchids, we will also have some Tillandsia for sales with prices starting from $5 per plant. Orchids such as the rare black Arachnis flos-aeris, heritage orchids such as Arachnis Maggie Oei, Aranda Peter Ewart, new and recent hybrids such as Papilionanda Chua Chu Kang as well as some orchid species like Paphiopedilum bellatulum will be available.

For more information on various talks, tours and workshops, please refer to the brochure as attached below.

Gardeners’ Day Out – Jun 2015 (PDF)

Chinese New Year 2015

With Chinese New Year 2015 just less than two weeks away, have you got your orchids yet? If not, do drop by to visit us, we will be open till the eve of Chinese New Year! The cool climate has brought about good flowering for certain varieties of orchids. Its a good time for strolling down flower and vegetable farms and fisheries in the farms area down west to view the wide selection of fresh flowers, vegetables and seafood with the pleasantly cool weather this Chinese New Year. Parking and spaces are ample around the farms, so if you love orchids, farm produce and simply hate traffic jams or finding parking lots, try visiting the farms in our area!

The flower dome in Gardens by the Bay comes into full bloom this Chinese New Year. Photos below were taken last week and more and more flowers are unraveling from buds to blooms this week. Good idea to spend some quality family time and frolic with these flock of cute little lambs in these marvelous floral pastures this Year of the Goat. =)

Orchid Planters for Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Paphiopedilum Hybrids

Paphiopedilum Hybrids

 

This Christmas we’ve dressed up our orchids with ceramic planters to spruce up your homes.

To order these orchid planters, please email us directly at sales@tohgarden.com.

Orchid planters can be customized with different orchids and ceramic pots.

Orchids can be selected directly at our orchid farm and we will transplant them into ceramic pots for you.

*Delivery charge applies for purchase below $200. 

*Examples below consist of multiple pots of orchids transplanted into ceramic pots for display. 

Some pictures of ongoing Christmas decors from the National Orchid Garden and this Gardens By the Bay this Christmas 2014! =)

Singapore Garden Festival 2014

The Singapore Garden Festival 2014 is upcoming this 16th August. This year’s Singapore Garden Festival will be held at Gardens by the Bay and setup has began early August. Exhibitor faces new challenges this year, having to work under the heat of full sun, and with exhibits susceptible to Mother Nature unlike previous years where exhibits were indoor. Its a challenge to source for suitable flora and fauna or positioning them in the right places or risk having them burnt in the heat.

Delivery to SGF Exhibits

Quarter Teretes and Dendrobiums

For orchids, most teretes, quarter teretes and semi teretes are able to take full sun without getting burnt. In fact, their flower last very well under full sun and they flower more frequently. Terete orchids are very good landscape plants as have low maintenance and can be top cutted for transplanting once they reach heights that are difficult to maintain.

Foliages such as the variegated Dischidia are a hot favorite this year. Other foliage plants like Tillandsia usneoides, Tillandsia ionantha and other bromeliads are also amongst the favorites this year.

Its been a long hiatus since our last update on our orchids. I thought it would be a good time to update whilst snapping photos for our landscape clients that were reserving our orchids. Orchids in flowering season as well as several new varieties of orchids available this August are as shown below. If you visit the Singapore Garden Festival, you should be able to spot a good number of them in outdoor displays.

Arachnis flos-aeris

Arachnis flos-aeris “insignis”

Arachnis flos-aeris

Arachnis flos-aeris “insignis”

Last month, the Arachnis flos-aeris that we’ve bought over from Mandai Orchid Garden has finally flowered. This black orchid is rare these days, and currently its the only black Arachnis (spider) orchid. We’ve were blessed with two long sprays around 80cm to 90cm, with multiple side branching flowers, after growing it for 3 years from a cutting. Unfortunately, it was rather difficult to photograph the sprays as the plant was way too tall and the sun’s incidence kept causing the photos to be overexposed. In the end, I have to snap the spray with my phone instead and also cut it down to take proper photos.

We did about 10 different crossings with this orchid, hoping that it will produce something special in years to come.

Another interesting orchid that we have flowering recently are hybrids of the Neofinetia falcata. We often call Neofinetia “The Orchid with a Tail” as they carry a long tail behind their flowers. Just found out that its also called the “Samurai Orchid”. The tail is rather dominant and reproduced in hybridization done using the Neofinetia. Currently, we only carry the white, greenish, orange and purple hybrids.

Wishing Singapore and Singaporeans a Happy 49th National Day. :-)