Botanic Gardens : Penang, Malaysia

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 favorite 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.

The Gardens also provide sale of plants to the public at reasonable prices. At the Plants decoration nursery, wide choices of potted plants are available for rental to the public, organizations, government agencies and the private sector.

Prior approval must be obtained by applying through a prescribe rental form to the Director of the Penang Botanic Gardens.

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Article Title: Botanic Gardens : Penang, Malaysia

Short Description: The Penang Botanic Gardens also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site, under the supervision of Charles Curtis, who was the first superintendent.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Botanic Gardens : Penang, Malaysia was last modified on August 14, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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