DBKU Orchid Garden
Sarawak’s very own State Flower, the Normah Orchid (Phalaenopsis Bellina) is amongst the wide collection of Borneo Orchids found in this garden. The 15.4 acre property is strategically located opposite the Kuching Waterfront in the vicinity of the historical Astana and Fort Margherita. The Dewan Undangan Negeri (State Legislative Assembly building) is nearby.
The DBKU Orchid Garden is divided into two major areas, made up of the nursery and the display area, which house a total collection of 75,000 plants comprising of 82 genera. Other than the Normah, some other famous Borneo orchids found in the garden are the Lady’s Slipper (Paphiopedilum Sanderianum), Coelogyne Pandurata – the green and black flowered orchid, Bulbophyllum Beccarii – the flower with stinking smell and the Vandal Dearei – a fragrant flowered orchid.
Tip: Crossing the Sarawak river on a wooden boat known as ‘Penambang’ is a more interesting way to get to the garden. Remember to bring a hat and your camera (great for macro photography). Free admission. Open everyday except Mondays.
Admission to the garden is free. The garden is open to public every day except Monday from 9:30am to 6pm.
The garden is developed and managed by DewanBandaraya Kuching Utara (DBKU).
By boat across Sarawak river from the Kuching Waterfront to Pangkalan Sapi. The garden is a short 5-minute walk up the road Getting There
By taxi / car / coach from city centre to Jalan Astana, Petra Jaya.