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“Nice park.”

Penang Botanical Gardens
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Private Tour: Full Day Center Penang Island Tour
Ranked #8 of 124 things to do in George Town
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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice park.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

As a park, it's really nice. As a botanical garden it's pretty lacklustre. Bus services to the garden are poor.

Visited February 2013
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“Botanic Gardens Penang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I spent three wonderful hours just walking around this site the weather was lovely, many people of all nationalities were there enjoying the sunshine and the lovely fresh air. It is an oasis of tranquility and peace with lush green surroundings and I saw many Tropical Flora typical of Penang. There is also a waterfall feature and the garden spans 30 hectares

Visited February 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Not a patch on Singapore”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Quite small and contained. Orchid House was empty and most collections were behind wire. Limited refreshments on offer too. All in all disappointing

Visited February 2013
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Beachmere, Queensland, Australia
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“Beautiful & Well Kept Gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The gardens are popular with Families and the lawns are very well kept. Watch out for the Monkeys, however one breed is called the Leaf Monkey. They appear to have a white band around their eyes and are really cute but you have to be lucky to see them as they do not always show themselves. We were very lucky to see a couple in Batu Ferringhi, Penang in 2011. Going back again in March 2013

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Hong Kong, China
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“Ok gardens, but the plant houses are all closed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

The gardens are a pleasant distraction, and are nice for a walk around, and being free doesn't hurt, but ALL the plant houses are closed. Signs say it is temporary, but from the look of the overgrown paths, they have been temporarily closed for a long time! Having said that, if you want to escape the town, and enjoy relative peace, this is not a bad option.

Visited February 2013
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