Penang Botanic Gardens
Penangites Favorite Park

The Sanctuary for "Nature Lovers" at Penang Botanic Gardens

Looking for a tranquility place of beauty and serenity? Or perhaps, you are a "nature boy" that just loves beautiful flora and fauna.

You can find this in Penang very own, The Penang Botanic Gardens.

Located in Jalan Kebun Bunga, Penang Botanic Gardens with its unforgettable artistic landscape garden provide a unique experience for individual as for the whole family.

Being the only one of its kind in Malaysia, it has becomes Penang unique asset and serves as a "People's Favorite Park" for the metropolitan Penang.

The presence of lush greenery couple with clean fresh air - Provides calm and relaxing atmosphere for every visitor. It is a perfect place to enjoy the gift of mother’s nature and to learn about the various botanical specimens.

The best time to visit will be in the morning as it will be cooler. You will be surprise to see countless of people who are already there in the wee hours of the morning performing their routine exercises.

Vehicles are not allowed in the gardens (even bicycle) except for authorized vehicle. So, tone your leg muscle and prepare to walk, run, jump or whatever it is.

Penang Botanic Gardens

Cannon Ball Tree

Nibong Palm Tree

Just to remind you that if you do bring small children together, keep close watch on them from the old habitant of these park - The monkeys (Like the ones over here).

There's a lot of it and sometimes things can get a little bit tense if the monkey saw your children carrying food on their hands. But of course, like what I said - just sometime as most of the time this monkey are well behave.

Some of the Activities and Attractions that are available at Penang Botanic Gardens are:
  • Recreational Activities - Jogging, brisk walking, jungle trekking, aerobics and performance like 'Qigong' are some of healthy physical activities that can be done.
  • You can also laze on the lush greenery gardens under the cool tree shades to relax and rejuvenate.
  • Visiting the tranquil ambience of LILY pond.
  • Fern Rockery that house a wide variety of distinct flora and fauna that is often found in the tropical rain forest.
  • Ornamental Plant house which have a variety of colorful ornamental flowering plants is a showpiece of the bio-diversity of the Malaysian flora.
  • Fern House that contains various species of ferns which are considered special in the plant kingdom.
  • Cactus House that consist of over 60 varieties of cactus species.
  • A good collection of over 200 species of dazzling orchids housed in the Orchidarium.
  • Aroid Walkway that displays about 100 species of aroids.
  • Research & Education - The Penang Botanic Gardens is an institution of learning, studying and researching of live specimens. Every year, undergraduates, students, government agencies and private sectors will come in droves to gain information and knowledge for the many aspects of botany and horticulture.
  • Flora Fest - The Penang Botanic Gardens has been the permanent host to usher the annual international floral fest held in May. Participants from overseas, government agencies, private sectors and local councils are invited to participate in this annual event. So... Planned yourself ahead for this big event.

Landscape Garden

Palm Tree Collection


Begonia / Bromeliad House.

Flowers At Orchidarium

Cactus House

There is a Plant Information Kiosk at the gardens office should you need any assistance. It is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm during weekdays but closed on weekends and public holidays. Refreshments and souvenirs are available at the Gardens Shop outside the Gardens. Just ask around if you can't find it.

As for me, I'm no expert when it comes to plant identification, plant propagation, landscape and herbarium techniques but with so many thing to do, to see and to feel - I don't see the reason why I'll not come back to visit this place next year. Furthermore, with the FREE admission - what else could you ask for?

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Opening Hour:
Open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.


Getting There:
The Gardens is located at the far end of Jalan Kebun Bunga, approximately 8 km
from Georgetown city. You can reach there by boarding transit link bus No.7.
Parking bays for motor vehicles are provided and it is located nearby the main

If you drive on your own, just lookout for the Penang Botanic Gardens signboard
which is being place on every strategic road leading to the place.