Penang Botanic Gardens
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 favourite 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.
Scenes & Activities in the Gardens
The Penang Botanic Gardens is Penang's unique asset, being the only
gardens of its kind in Malaysia. Various floras unknown to many
are found in these gardens. Besides being a botanic centre, the
garden is a popular recreational spot.
Early in the morning, many people come to the Gardens to jog, exercise
and enjoy clean fresh air. As the day goes on, hundred of visitors
come to sit at the lawn, by the stream or underneath the shade of
Visiting Hour & Admission
Open from 5.00 am to 8.00 pm every day of the year.
Admission is Free at the Main Entrance.
Plant Information Kiosk
Available at the Gardens Office from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on working
weekdays. Closed on weekend and public holidays.
The Penang Botanic Gardens was selected as a Healthy Recreational
Gardens and Tourist Destination by the Health Ministry of Malaysia.
Access to the Gardens
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 entrance.
Refreshments & Souvenirs
Refreshments and Souvenirs are available at the Gardens Shop (Botanika)
besides the Formal Gardens.
Recreational / Picnic areas, toilets, wheelchair access walkways,
Bandstand, Gazebos, jogging tracks, jungle trails, resting lawns
and plant nursery.
Available only by prior arrangement - phone 604-2270428
Tel: 604- 2270 428
Fax: 604- 2286 075
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 Pulau Pinang,