11 April 2011

16 Apr (Sat): Talk on "Success in growing native orchids in parks and gardens of Singapore"

Did you know that of the 226 species of native orchids recorded in Singapore, 178 of these species are considered to be extinct? Only five of them are common!
Native orchids have been attached to trees in many of our parks.
Come for this talk to learn about the recent orchid conservation programme in our parks.

The programme which sets out to monitor existing species, explore ways to conserve their germplasm and increase their numbers in various appropriate environments in Singapore. You will be amazed by the horticultural considerations and challenges involved in this meaningful re-introduction exercise.

Dr Yam Tim Wing is Senior Researcher at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and is responsible for the orchid breeding and conservation programme. He is a frequent speaker at international orchid conferences and is the author of "Orchids of the Singapore Botanic Gardens".

Time: 3-4pm
Venue: Fruit Room, HortPark
Website and contact: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/

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