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Tropical Spice Garden

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Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 6048811797
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Located in Batu Ferringhi on the road to Teluk Bahang, it covers around 8 acres of tropical forest. There is an entrance charge of RM26 but children, seniors and students with... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great selection of plants, the self guided tour was a little long winded and hard to follow. Altogether a pretty interesting place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

Located in Batu Ferringhi on the road to Teluk Bahang, it covers around 8 acres of tropical forest. There is an entrance charge of RM26 but children, seniors and students with valid ID can get a discount. The garden has improved since i last visited and they even conduct cooking classes now. Lots of herbs grown here and also many... More 

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Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Coming from an area with so many botanical gardens, I did not find the Tropical Spice Garden extraordinary, but it was ok and good smelling (mostly citronella smell). At the entrance you will be given audio device (for audio-guided tour) and a map. I like the tea area (the tea for that day was chrisanthemum-stevia tea) and the souvenir shop... More 

1 Thank Ann L
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Reviewed February 2, 2015

The spice garden was an great experience. The smells just walking through the garden were amazing and you get to learn about the different spices and what they are used for.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had a tour guide, who showed us around the garden explaining the different types of plants. He was very polite and pleasant and spoke very good English. We then attended a cookery class where we met Viji (our chef) and her lovely assistant Ina. We are very happy that we have met these two wonderful ladies who taught us... More 

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Reviewed February 1, 2015

I actually enjoy the garden, when i come to plant number 7 there were lizards and little snake crossing the road, the spice collections are pretty much and i have to say i enjoy the information of the spice plants but many of the pots has only 1 or 2 growing spice, some of the pot even empty and show... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 28, 2015

We really enjoyed wandering (and getting lost) within the tropical spice garden. Glad the audio monitors are included in the price and easy to use. My son enjoyed seeing how the spices are actually grown and what they really look like. The little man at the tea station was great, and it was nice to taste a few spices at... More 

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Reviewed January 27, 2015

Try to drop by here when you are travelling to Batu Ferringhi, to explore its over 8 acres of man-made award winning tropical garden that showcasing over hundreds of fauna and flora, and take a short jungle trek to feel the nature rainforest experience. The entrance tickets are selling as guided tour(RM35) and audio tour(RM26), and RM20 for student with... More 

1 Thank Nicholas T
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Reviewed January 25, 2015

recommend the personal guide, beautiful gardens, such interesting spice and herbs collection, could have spent longer enjoying the gardens, but so much to see

1 Thank JKJ18
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed January 24, 2015

Do you want to explore and learn something about the plants and animal life of Penang while getting some nice exercise? This is a great escape to do just that! We took the family and had a great time learning about the different plants and animal life - especially the plants that are used for eating and helping to cure... More 

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