Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
1. Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

Dubbed Asia’s Hidden Eden, Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang, is spread across eight acres of secondary jungle, of which 4.5 acres are open to the public.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
2. Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
3. pond

Celebrating its 12th year anniversary in 2015, Tropical Spice Garden remains a top tourist destination in Penang. This privately funded agro-tourism project is endorsed by the Penang State Government.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
4. pathway to the Spice Terraces and Heart of the Garden

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
5. rocky wall

The garden, with its herbs and spices alongside lush flora and fauna, is part natural, part man-made. It is Southeast Asia’s only award-winning spice garden.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
6. torch ginger – used in the logo of Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
7. our guide explaining the history of spices

Garden trails lead visitors through tropical rainforest of foliage, past terraces of exotic spices and herbs from around the world.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
8. some of the plants

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
9. directions to different parts of the garden

To assist visitors in getting the most information about Tropical Spice Garden with its fascinating history and stories behind the various plants, audio tours are available. The express tour requires 45 minutes wheareas the regular tour would probably require an extra hour.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
10. Malay Pygmy Bamboo – world’s smallest bamboo

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
11. mini waterfall

Paths are clearly marked and exhibits neatly labelled with numbers. When matched with the audio tour map, one could easily identify them. In fact, Tropical Spice Garden is home to more than 500 living specimens, with special emphasis on herbs and spices.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
12. foot reflexology path

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
13. a blooming iron tree

Night time is a different world at Tropical Spice Garden. offering Night Walks every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 8pm to 10pm, advanced booking is required. Charges are RM80 per adult and RM60 per child, inclusive of the use of torchlight. Refreshment is provided.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
14. ylang ylang

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
15. art installation named Syzygy using mainly tree branches by Australian artist Tim Cracker in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Tropical Spice Garden in 2013

Tropical Spice Garden also offers Penang’s first and premier cooking school. The purpose-built cookery school boasts individual custom-made workstations. Classes are limited to ten pax per session.

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
16. children’s play area

Tropical Spice Garden Penang
17. Tropical Spice Garden Gift Shop

The garden is also an ideal venue for themed parties, weddings, team-building and other private functions.

Admission fees:
Garden Audio Tour (in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Malay, German or French)
Adult: RM26
Senior Citizens (60 years old and above): RM20
Children (5 – 12 years old): RM15
Students: RM20

Live Guided Tour
Time: 9am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Language: English, Arabic, Mandarin, Malay
Adult: RM35
Senior Citizens (60 years old and above): RM28
Children (5 – 12 years old): RM20
Students: RM28

Visiting hours: 9am – 6pm daily. Last admission is at 5.15pm.

Tropical Spice Garden
Add: Lone Crag Villa, Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-8811797
Fax: +604-8813794

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