Penang Botanic Garden

  • Opening Hour

    Daily: 5.00a.m. – 8.00p.m.

  • Location

    Pavilion Building, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350, Penang, Malaysia

  • Admission Fee

    Free

  • Exploration Time

    1 – 3 hours

Brief Introduction

Located on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) in George Town. Penang Botanical Gardens are usually simply called the Botanic Gardens by Penang islanders. Also known as the Waterfalls Gardens, the gardens are located in a valley along Jalan Kebun Bunga. It is a well landscaped place that contains a huge variety of indigenous and exotic plant species.

History

The Penang Botanic Gardens, more popularly known as “Waterfall Gardens”, was established by the British way back in 1884 from an old granite quarry site. It lies in a deep valley, at the foot of 366 feet jungle clad hills, bound by evergreen tropical rain forests, divided by a cascading stream that meanders through a sprawling 29 hectares of prime and undulating grounds.

Its lush greenery and tranquil setting makes it a favorite park and a popular tourist attraction. It is Penang’s unique natural heritage, being the only one of its kind in Malaysia. Besides, being a repository of flora & unique to the country and to the region, it serves as a “green lung” for Metropolitan Penang.

In 1956, the first Malaysian Services Landscaping, Sales and Rental of Plants :
Landscaping services are some of the activities of the Gardens. Normally, these services are provided to government agencies organizations, the private sector and the public.

The Gardens also provide sale of plants to the public at reasonable prices. At the Plants decoration nursery, wide choices of potted plants are available for rental to the public, organizations, government agencies and the private sector.

Prior approval must be obtained by applying through a prescribe rental form to the Director of the Penang Botanic Gardens.

Attractions

The Penang Botanic Gardens (Taman Kebun Bunga) is a pleasant place to escape the heat of the busy city and enjoy walks or just relax in the tranquil gardens. Thus, It is the time to enjoy walks in nature.

Here is the link to visitor info of Botanic Gardens(For References), some gardens you may visit at these few places

Check this out! The Visitor Info: http://botanicalgardens.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/info-pelawat

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