Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Island: Hours, Address, Tropical Spice Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Tropical Spice Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Asia's Hidden Eden! 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. Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively, you may take the Live Guided Tour that starts at 9am, 11am, and 1.30pm. The trails are slightly inclined so do wear comfortable walking shoes - unfortunately wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Krithika
9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
A beautiful garden overlooking the sea. We did a self guided tour that was very informative. This beauty tucked away makes you feel like it is a secret garden with a beautiful pond, rare plant species and birds chirping.

Make sure to apply mosquito repellent properly, that is provided at the ticket counter.

Written 9 September 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,425 contributions
Aug 2020
We did a self guided tour following the trails and map. It is such a beautiful place, we really loved it here and found so much to see and photograph, including a beautiful Giant Golden Orb Spider. The trees and flowers are just incredible. Highly recommended visit - one of our favourite things on the island.
Written 15 August 2020
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KeeLeang
3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The garden exceeds our expectations with a wide variety of interesting plants set in a cool and clean environment. Our guide Su Li was very knowledgeable and interesting. Would strongly recommend this place for nature lovers and family.
Written 24 July 2020
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Bobo Ngan
Hong Kong, China427 contributions
Jan 2020
I choose English and my friend choose Mandarin, we can walk to where we like and listen to what we want to know. We feel interest and enjoy to know more about different kind of plant. I like the big Swing on the tall tree, such big idea. Moreover, there are a free drink on top of the path.
Written 25 March 2020
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Timothy K.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia327 contributions
Mar 2020
Came here for the first time and decided to do the 1st guided tour of the day on a Sunday and I definitely enjoyed the guided tour of the Spice Garden. The tour guide, Tammy, definitely made the tour very interesting as she was very passionate about the spices that were beneficial for food and also for health. As a result, I was able to learn about the various spices that are available in the Spice Garden.

As someone who consider myself as a city boy, this garden definitely blows my mind away and was pleasantly surprised by the garden and its setting.

Would definitely recommend taking the live guided tour if you have the chance.
Written 17 March 2020
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM5,005 contributions
Mar 2020
A place with amazing greenery exemplary of tropical Malaysia with clear paths taking guests up and down hill. The giant swing overlooking the garden and the relaxing foot massage stones look inviting enough. However, the spice garden has nothing to do with its name! The display of flora and spices is extremely poor (the information signs show no correlation with the plants next to them, which looked about the same throughout the whole garden). We felt the ripped -off as we paid RM25 per person (Senior's fees) to see something which was almost non-existent in that garden. I can't understand how the garden is rated 4 stars and is marked as one of the top attractions!
Written 16 March 2020
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rpalmer011
Leeds, UK5 contributions
Mar 2020
I hadn't read much about the Tropical Spice Garden before my visit and, on arrival, was pleasantly surprised. I'm normally not bothered about audio tours and like to just explore places like this myself, maybe reading one or two info signs as I walk round, but the Tropical Spice Garden has done the audio tour really well. Each section is only about 60-90 seconds long and the information is pretty interesting. There is a great selection of things for explore - even if you don't have much interest in plants like myself, you can still enjoy a good hour or so here.
Written 12 March 2020
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Jet51722502544
1 contribution
Mar 2020
The place is very pretty, and we got to drink a nice hot cup of tea near the bamboo garden. There are also slides for kids to play with.
Written 11 March 2020
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santoliem
2 contributions
Dec 2019
the place is not too big, lots of mosquitoes and hard to find grab because the place is quite far ...
Written 5 March 2020
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Coprolite54
Hebden Bridge, UK131 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked this before arriving in Penang . The garden tour was brilliant and our guide was very knowledgable and he transferred his enthusiasm to us. The hour long visit was much better than expected and we would highly recommend it . Afterwards we had a cooking class with Jamie ( not Oliver) in an air conditioned kitchen. We cooked a superb Malaysian beef curry, garlic and chilli kale as well as coconut filled pancakes. A great experience and our mentor was brilliant . Thank you Jamie from you English guests.
Written 1 March 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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