Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden

Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden, Kota Kinabalu: Address, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden Reviews: 4/5

Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden

Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,824 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
For just RM4 each for locals, (RM 5 for non Malaysians), don’t miss this little forest of Borneo. It is not big. You will see quite a few species although to most they are all almost similar plants. The garden is well designed with easy to walk trail. With soothing flowing of streams and beautiful background for photo taking. The walk will definitely set a relaxing mood for all.
Written August 29, 2020
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Not that exciting or expansive, but was made interesting with a knowledgeable guide of the Botanical Gardens. Entrance is 5 RM and it is worth planning to trip to be there with a guide. They share interesting anecdotes of the plants in the garden and have some cool demos. We did visit in February and feel the garden would be more in bloom in the spring or summer but it was still really green. We went at noon and enjoyed our time with guide Jeremy.
Written March 1, 2020
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Steven_Teo
Tawau, Malaysia542 contributions
Oct 2019
The Garden is not big. Many of the plants found inside the Garden are found everywhere in the country. And therefore to charge us a fee, although small, is unwarranted. But, a visitor to South-East Asia may find the plants in there to be interesting.
Written March 17, 2020
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CMSoon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia121 contributions
Apr 2022
Is a very small nursery but termed as botanical garden. About an hour to complete the round with photo shoot included and time searching for the species advertised. Not recommended but if you have nothing to do to kill time, then spend a small token for entrance fee to go in.

It is only interesting for people into plants and nature. There is nothing or flowers that are spectacular that must see for common people.
Written May 14, 2022
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AlwiHafiz
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The gardens can be covered within around an hour with a good guide at a nice leisurely pace. An interesting collecting of native flora set within the Kinabalu Park World Heritage site. No frills, and in my view a must visit to get a good summary about some of the unique aspects of vegetation in the area.
Written January 26, 2020
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Naweed R
43 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I guess this is more a reflection of my ignorance and lack of understanding in that I decided to visit the garden in what you would call Malaysia's winter.

In short. Everything. Is. Dead.

I mean no exaggeration, there was nothing really to see and it was a wasted trip.

If only I had researched earlier...May in the summer it's different. However, I have no idea about the authenticity of the reviews who also visited in January...I would've expected the same.

Regards, Naweed.
Written February 19, 2020
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shirley travel fan
Singapore, Singapore160 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
We were on our way to Kinnabalu Mountain and this was a stop. I paid for this at the Le Meredian Hotel for about $60 Singapore Dollars.

The coach picks us up, takes us to this Garden (alot of colourful & rare plants & preserved trees), then up the Kinnabalu Mountain where we hiked up for about almost 50 minutes i think till we reached the top where there was a canopy walk, 5 or 6 bridges I think, long and narrow but it was fun! The air up there is sooo amazing and fresh, so crisp! Halfway up it rained and I was completed drenched.....so it was really cold up there so its better to bring along a jacket when you decide to go up here. Travel light but bring along water. It was so cold and misty but incredible views!

On our way down, the guide told us to turn left and we saw a beautiful waterfall! it was still raining and the water was icy but my friends and I jumped and and got lost in the moment. I touched and kissed the rocks where the crystal clear water flowed....it was such a wonderful connection with nature. After this, we headed downwards, and there was hot springs! it was heavenly bec i was so cold and the water was warm! It was still raining! But i really enjoyed the trip. Its not good for kids below 6 I guess because of the hike and unpredictable weather. Lunch was provided as part of the trip. From Le Meredian, it took 4 hours to KK and another 4 hours back. So you leave very early and you are back to the hotel almost around 12. A well worth trip. I didnt take the 2 day hike and stay at the mountain as I wasn't prepared. But I will go again. The mountain is gorgeous!
Written November 13, 2017
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champkis
Dublin, Ireland1,754 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Visited as part of a day tour which went here and to Poring Hot Springs/canopy walk (booked with Borneo Eco Tours- I highly recommend them). The botanical gardens were really interesting as you get to see all the plants that are found in the Borneo rainforests. We had our guide which was essential really as he explained what everything was, it wouldn't have been the same without that explanation. The museum nearby was brilliant too.
Written August 9, 2017
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RainbirdM
Kent, UK183 contributions
Aug 2019
We went on a day trip to these gardens, and was given a rainforest walk along boardwalks first, before being shown the spectacular array of plants growing in these amazing gardens. We then had lunch at the centre which was really nice and the whole building with views was lovely.
Written September 4, 2019
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countryclub3
San Jose, CA117 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are in the area or even have to go out of the way a little-this place is totally worth enjoying!!! We had an amazing guide John from @lonemanborneo and took about 1.5 hours to finished a very detailed tour.

I do strongly suggest taking a tour or going with somebody who knows the plants and flowers well. Very picturesque!
Written July 26, 2019
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