Lily Pond inside Penang Botanic Gardens

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Timings : Botanical Gardens: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM every day
Plant Houses: Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fees : Free

Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang Overview

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also called the Waterfall Gardens, is located on the Jalan Air Terjun Road in George Town. The landscaped gardens is popular for housing the indigenous and exotic plant species.

The beautifully manured 50 hectare park is divided into twleve sections - Formal Garden, Perdana Plant House, Tropical Rainforest Jungle Track, Lily Pond, Fern House, Fern Rockery, Cactus House, Aroid Walkaway, Horticulture Centre, Orchidarium, Nursery and Quarry Recreational Park.

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Waterfall Gardens

One of the main attractions of the Penang Botanic Gardens is the 122 meter high waterfall which flows through the mini pond areas and also nourishes the uncountable plant species growing in the garden. Thus, this garden is also called the Waterfall Gardens.

Exploring Penang Botanical Gardens

  • The pebble paths to each of the 12 centers of Penang Botanical Gardens are flanked with fresh rainforest vegetation on either sides as well as numerous mini ponds filled with water lilies and hyacinths, each of which are fed by the giant waterfall.
  • There are specially monitored areas where the temperature, humidity and other factors are maintained closely so that their natural habitats can be recreated. The desert plants like cacti and Himalayan plants are grown in such areas.
  • A leisurely stroll around the botanic garden is bound to reveal a variety of birds, giant squirrels, colorful butterflies and the lazy monitor lizards. One might even get to meet the friendly dusky leaf monkeys who reside in the nearby hills.
  • The main entrance is connected to a small route which heads towards the Penang Hill. It’s steep stretch which takes about an hour to cover.
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One of the observatories at the Penang Botanical Gardens (Source)

How to Reach Penang Botanical Gardens

Bus: TransitLink Bus which goes to Teluk Bahang stops at the Botanical Gardens on its route. Alternatively, opt for the transit link bus number 10 which starts  from Komtar.

Cab: Taxi is another convenient option, although not as economic as taking a bus. The taxi will drop you off directly at the main entrance.

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