It’s no secret that Malaysia is a haven for tropical plants to flourish, with our constant rainfall and sunlight all year long. The topography in Malaysia ranges from the cooling highlands fit for blooming flowers and fruits to geoparks rich in biodiversity, granting us the ability to culture various types of plants from all over the world. In doing so, our gardens have become tourist hotspots worth visiting!

That being said, here are our top five picks of Malaysia’s most stunning gardens to visit.

1. Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

With over 15 featured collections within this 220-acre botanical garden, you can easily spend the entire day wandering about and exploring! From rare trees collected worldwide to plants that you can find in your mother’s backyard herbs garden, Perdana Botanical Gardens is one of the best-kept gardens in Malaysia.

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily, 7am to 8pm
Entrance fee: Free

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2. Cameron Flora Park, Pahang

This newly-opened garden located in Kea Farm amidst the cool Cameron Highlands is a dream to visit! The Cameron Flora Park features rolling flower fields and hanging blooms that take your breath away. You can also rent a picnic spot from RM250 onwards to gaze upon the well-kept flower fields’ beauty and snap pictures with an out-of-this-world backdrop.

Address: 16A Jalan Corina 13, Taman Desa Corina, 39010 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm
Entrance fee: RM50 for adults, RM25 for kids (4 to 12 years old)

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3. Cameron Lavender Garden, Pahang

Cameron Lavender Garden is one of the few gardens with lavender fields in the Malaysian highlands. The lavender buds in this garden are of the Hokkaido and Taiwanese variety. How romantic! Like the famous Tomita Farm at Hokkaido in Japan, you can also cop some delicious lavender soft-serve here for only RM6.

Address: 16A Jalan Corina 13, Taman Desa Corina, 39010 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 6pm; Friday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm
Entrance fee: RM15

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4. KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur

As one of the best-kept city parks located within Kuala Lumpur, it is always brimming with activities as runners try to beat their personal bests at the winding jogging trail, while some relax by the manicured lawns and enjoy a picnic.

The grounds beside the whale and dolphin sculpture is a popular spot for picnickers, as you can get a well-framed shot of the statue alongside the Petronas Twin Towers. You can view the Symphony Lake Water Show at sundown, where the fountains come to life with music and neon lights.

Address: KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Daily, 7am to 10pm
Entrance fee: Free

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5. Entopia, Penang

This vivarium located in Tanjung Bungah boasts a majestic greenhouse named The Natureland that replicates the natural habitat of various animals, including reptiles and invertebrates. It’s also home to up to 15,000 butterflies and 200 species of plants. Remember to snap a photo with the cocoon-shaped Home Tree located at David’s Garden when you’re here.

Address: No 830 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Operating hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 9am to 5pm
Entrance fee: RM69 for adults (RM49 with MyKad), RM49 for kids (RM29 with MyKad)

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