Kuching Hidden Gems - Pitcher Plant and Wild Orchid Garden at Kota Padawan
The garden is not that big, but it has an impressive collection of pitcher plants and wild orchids. Besides going into the jungles, this is probably the only place you will get to see pitcher plants in Kuching.
Pitcher plants are actually carnivorous. They feed on small insects and animals. Their "pouch" or "pitchers" are shaped to trap unsuspecting animals who think they have found a safe haven, little do they know that they have just become "plant food" !
The entrance to the garden.
The lush garden inside.
Varieties of wild orchids.
Wild ginger torch flowers are quite beautiful.
Finally, the pitcher plants. Be careful not to fall into the traps !
If you have about half a day to spare, a visit to the Garden can be interesting and rewarding. Be sure to bring your insect repellents as the mozzies run wild here.