The tradition of naming orchids dates began in the 1940s in the United States, where orchids were bred to honour the VIPs. And ever since then, it seems like it has become a trend to name hybrid orchids after famous people. In fact, at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, they have a very popular “VIP Orchid Garden,” which showcases over 100 orchid hybrids named after celebrities, political figures and other VIPs.
Here’s a look at some of the VIPs with orchids named after them, in no particular order.
Sir Elton John
Prince William and Princess Kate
Which one is your favourite?