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Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang | Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 6048811797
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay,...

Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you may take the Live Guided Tour starting at 9am, 11.30Am, 1.30Pm & 3.30Pm. The trails are uneven and going up hill, therefore wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended.

The Hidden Eden of Southeast Asia! Timeless and enchanting, Tropical Spice Garden is an eco-attraction tucked within a natural valley fronting the Straits of Malacca. The showcase garden houses over 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants. Explore and discover the fabulous diversity of nature as you through trails and pathways that meander through undulating hills, jungles terraces and natural streams.

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The gardens are amazing and the newly opened poisons section is very interesting and worth the climb up. The free herbal tea just before there was incredible. Take some bug spray... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kurt L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are amazing and the newly opened poisons section is very interesting and worth the climb up. The free herbal tea just before there was incredible. Take some bug spray in case they do not offer it too you. The drawback of the garden was that we found it hard to navigate our way around in the correct order.... More 

Thank Kurt L
Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to check out the new Poison Garden bar and the new "leaflet" design for poisonous plants - it's really something.

Thank Vince_Gogh
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent great time here and the atmosphere was relaxing and the sights were beautiful. We visited one hour but it was absolutely worth for our time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice garden has a huge variety of spices to look at, arrayed very neatly like a botanic gardens. The audio guide is extremely informative and provides both historical as well as botanical information about the herbs in the garden. There are also resting areas where you can sit and look at the trees, bushes, and herbs. This is one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for half a day on our holiday. Was lovely and the audio guide was very informative. Stop off at the tree monkey restaurant for a drink or lunch with a beautiful view after.

Thank James B
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee was rm15 for each of us. If you want a guided tour you can have it with a fee of rm25 each. They provide a spray organic insect repellent at the counter for you to use before entering the garden. And coincidentally our outfits matches the sign board omg lol. Best place to visit..

Thank selajuangin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute decision to come and visit the Spice Garden. Certainly a good decision. The entrance fee included an audio device to assist you get the most from your trip to the garden. We used the English version and the speaker was very clear. They also do Chinese, Arabic as well as other languages for the audio... More 

1 Thank sleepyd88
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 4th visit to the Spice Garden and as usual, I could have spent all day here. Each person has a choice of a live tour at specified times or an automated guide to use along a numbered path. Each of the specimens are well marked and the automated guide provides a wonderful spoken explanation of the origin,... More 

Thank milletim
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many different activities offered at this attraction. We decided to take the 45 minute live guided tour which actually took more than 1 hour. As we entered, we were provided with natural citronella oil spray to keep the mosquitoes away. Our knowledgeable guide, Lim pointed out the various plants and how the spices are used in Asian cooking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice morning or afternoon visit. Only a short way from batu feringghi beach. We took the bus but you could walk. Lovely array of plants and spices growing. Saw 2 pit viper snakes whilst there. Really nice break away from the town which is quite boring. At the end there is a thai restaurant which was very nice. Or across... More 

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