Orchids Named After Famous People

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.

Michelle Obama

michelle obama orchid

Photo credit: nytimes.com

Laura Bush

Laura Bush orchid

Photo Credit: chadwickorchids.com

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton orchid

Photo credit: chadwichorchids.com

Martha Stewart

martha stewart orchid

photo credit: themarthablog.com

Princess Diana

Sir Elton John

elton john orchid

photo credit: eltondaily.com

Queen Elizabeth

queen elizabeth orchid

photo credit: chadwickorchids.com

Nelson Mandela

nelson mandela orchid

photo credit: Flickr

Prince William and Princess Kate

Which one is your favourite?

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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3 Responses to Orchids Named After Famous People

  1. I absolutely love your blog!! This post in particular is very interesting. Keep up the good work! 🙂


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