Interesting Places In Malaysia
Tropical Spice Garden is a commercial landscaped garden located in between Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang. It covers an area of 8 acres and is planted with about five hundred different types of tropical plants ranging from herbs to garden plants and trees.
The Tropical Spice Garden was opened on 27 November 2003, with funds from Bertam Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd., a company managing palm oil estates. It was set up to showcase exotic as well as endemic tropical plants.
The garden plan is laid out on one of the many hill slopes which feeds the garden with fresh water out of the hills and creates some small waterfalls. The result is a small but very rich jungle. There are over 500 of local an introduced flora from all over the world with an emphasize on tropical herbs and spices in an area of 8 acres. To get a good idea of the spices, there are 3 trails set out with each their own characteristics.
Within the grounds of the Tropical Spice Garden is Lone Crag Villa, a colonial-era holiday bungalow, which houses the Spice Museum, which showcases the history of spices in the region, and the Garden Shop, which make available for sale some of the exotic plants of the garden. There is also a cafe and a gift shop.