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Penang Botanic Gardens    

  Kompleks Pentadbiran,Bangunan Pavilion, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350, George Town, Pulau Pinang | Visit Website |   04-226 4401
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Also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, this is a state public park on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town, covering 50 hectare of area. It is a well landscaped place that contains a huge variety of indigenous and exotic plant species.

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What to Expect?

One of the places worth mentioning in Penang is the Botanic Gardens. Located at Jalan Kebun Bunga (translated to Flower Garden Road), Penang Botanical Gardens are certainly one among the coolest things to do in Penang but are often overshadowed by other Penang attractions such as Kek Lok Si temple, Entopia, and the popular Penang shopping malls.

Being the island's main botanic garden, the park boasts a great and artistic landscape. As such, Penang is proud for being home to this green piece of land that makes a great spot for a jog or stroll with friends and family.

The garden is most well-known for its greenery with a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the rare and special flora that can be found in the garden include the large roots of Sengkuang tree, the Cannon Ball tree, the Pinang palm, the black lily and the candle tree. Of all, you’d probably find the Cannon Ball tree most fascinating; there are indeed ‘cannon balls’ hanging from the tree trunks. On the other hand, you can see many types of insects and butterflies in the garden too. There are even cheeky Dusky Leaf monkeys and Black Giant squirrels to greet you as you step into the gardens.

There are many different specialty gardens in the Penang Botanic Gardens. Such as a lily pond, cactus and orchid house and more.

- Aquatic Garden
- Formal Garden
- Orchidarium
- Begonia and Bromeliad House
- Fruit Arboretum
- Cactus Garden
- Secret Garden
- Herb Garden
- Aroid Trail
- Lily Pond
- Sunken Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Cascading Stream

You can enjoy a relaxed stroll on the park's paved footpaths, or, for more exercise, take the up and down hilly trails, where you might see not just plants but occasionally wild animals such as monkeys (mostly macaques but some dusky langurs), monitor lizards, squirrels, wild boar, snakes and of course birds.

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 Address:   Kompleks Pentadbiran,Bangunan Pavilion, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350, George Town, Pulau Pinang

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04-226 4401

Everyday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Cycling Tracks

Comes with bicycle lanes for some family cycling fun

Jogging Track

Jogging track for parents too

  Reviews 4.5   (7,024)
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    Tzi Ling Chew

    a week ago

    It’s free to the public! Sad that the place has not been as well maintained as it could have been and some parts look almost decrepit. But the views are still scenic and the climate is cool under the trees. Perfect place for long walks in the morning

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    Teo Jing Yang

    2 weeks ago

    A must visit place for nature lovers and hikers. Free entrance fee. A good place for a morning stroll or evening walk. The garden is spacious, with a lot of greeneries, trees and flowers, and there are signboards that stated what plants are those together with their scientific names, as well as QR code for more information (I didn't scan the code though). There are many smaller parks inside the big garden such as ferns house, bamboo park and others.

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    Maria Shcherbakova

    4 months ago

    One of the best park in the city. Calm and relaxing atmosphere. Cute monkeys and lizards. Entrance is free, great for jogging. Disadvantages: there is a waterfall nearby, but the way to it is closed, the road through the jungle is terribly difficult, maybe not worth it

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    K G

    4 months ago

    Come in the early evening once the heat of the day has passed and enjoy a lovely 1-2km loop around the different gardens, forest and mingling with the locals out for walks and runs. Free to enter, fresh air and picturesque as the sun sets

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    12 months ago

    The garden is very well kept, nice and clean. Highly recommend to come before 8am. Otherwise, it's impossible to find parking.

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