The Penang Botanic Gardens, more popularly known as “Waterfall Gardens“, was established by the British way back in 1884 from an old granite quarry site. It lies in a deep valley, at the foot of 366 feet jungle clad hills, bound by evergreen tropical rain forests, divided by a cascading stream that meanders through a sprawling 29 hectares of prime and undulating grounds.
Its lush greenery and tranquil setting makes it a favorite park and a popular tourist attraction. It is Penang’s unique natural heritage, being the only one of its kind in Malaysia. Besides, being a repository of flora & unique to the country and to the region, it serves as a “green lung” for Metropolitan Penang.
The Gardens also provide sale of plants to the public at reasonable prices. At the Plants decoration nursery, wide choices of potted plants are available for rental to the public, organizations, government agencies and the private sector.
Prior approval must be obtained by applying through a prescribe rental form to the Director of the Penang Botanic Gardens.