Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Island

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#2 of 22 in Parks in Penang Island
Explore the landscaped grounds at Tropical Spice Garden to see over 500 species of plants and trees. Set in over 3 hectares (8 acres) of secondary rainforest, this award-winning ecotourism site is crisscrossed by boardwalks that let you move over the changing terrain with ease. Take a guided tour of the garden to see nutmeg, tumeric, and ginger growing in their natural environment, then stop in the outdoor cafe to enjoy a meal as monkeys swing in the trees overhead. Consider taking a cooking course, where qualified instructors teach you how to prepare some of the staple dishes in Malay, Nyonya, and Indian cuisine. Use our Batu Ferringhi road trip app to arrange your visit to Tropical Spice Garden and other attractions in Batu Ferringhi.
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  • My wife and I went to the Tropical Spice Garden as part of a cruise excursion. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The facility is well laid out and very, very relaxing. It's great to see spices grow...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit. We chose to take the guided tour over the audio option which turned out to be a good decision as our tour guide was very knowledgeable and got our children involved with m...  more »
  • Way underneath our expectations, didn't really get anything from this visit. Badly organised, the walking route was unclear and ruined in many places. No guide, just an electronic speaker and ours ran...  more »
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  • We really love coming to this place just to go for a peaceful walk and enjoy nature. Maybe learning a bit along the way. We have been here 3 times now. It is NOT an exciting place and I expect kids would get a bit bored here, but it is peaceful and quiet. A great place to just go and spend some time.
  • A must-visit for flora and herbs/spices aficionado. There are labels around explaining the herbs' origins and interesting facts about the understated decos found here. The guides are friendly too. What more can I say, educative and informative outdoor classroom for young and old!
  • From Toy Museum, the next stop was in Tropical Spice Garden. For the love of plants, spices and all things nature nice. Oh-my-my, I was all hyped up. Truly. Goodness. Wish my house is in this garden so that I can harvest fresh herbs and spices daily for my cooking. So darn spectacular to see the different spices of plants and spices, then the much needed 10 minutes break by helping ourselves to the complimentary stevia lemongrass drink in outdoor setting. I literally didn’t want to leave, but time was running out. So, a quick glimpse at the next door spice shop. No shopping. Just see and just admire.
  • Great place to surround yourself with a multitude of plants and insects that have been killed off by mankind in most of the country. A green oasis kept in top shape by the dedicated and very friendly staff. A must-see for the nature lover. Best come early in the day.
  • Beautiful place to spend some time in, and interesting for anyone who likes plants, nature, cooking, and gardens. Fine to do alone. Walk was uphill in some places but not difficult unless You go off the paths. Saw nutmeg trees, vanilla vines, tea, coffee, the poison garden, patchouli and more. Audio guide had tons of info. Beautiful beach no one was on right across the street!

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