The Perdana Botanical Gardens, set within the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, contain the largest collection of flower gardens and animal parks in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Also called Lake Gardens, this centrally-located recreational park is best visited during the weekends, when it’s packed with locals enjoying various activities on the main square as well as along its many lakefront trails and landscaped hills.
One of its standout features is the Orchid Garden, which is a five-minute walk from the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. This flower garden spans 10,000 square metres, housing walking paths and manmade fountains, as well as a semi-circle pergola and rock garden that house 800 species of orchids from both climbing and terrestrial varieties.
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Another prominent attraction within the Perdana Botanical Gardens, Hibiscus Garden is where you can find Malaysia’s national flower in full bloom. Less than 10 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, this landscaped garden also houses a colonial-era building, where you can find a quaint tearoom and a gallery showcasing the history and significance of the hibiscus flower in Malaysian history.
Laman Perdana is located in the between both gardens, where you can find various events taking place at the main square. Located close to a manmade lake, the square is fitted with a massive semi-transparent awning, cafes serving light snacks and beverages, as well as gazebos overlooking the gardens.
Open daily between 09:00 and 18:00, entrance to the Perdana Botanical Gardens is free all year long, though visiting the Orchid Garden and Hibiscus Garden requires a payment of RM1 on weekends. There are also additional entrance fees for some attractions within the park, including the bird and butterfly parks.
Aside from the gardens, the Perdana Botanical Gardens are highly frequented due to their proximity to some of KL’s most notable landmarks, including the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, the National Monument, and the National Planetarium. Visitors can enjoy a tour of all the attractions within the Heritage Park via shuttle trams between 09:00 and 18:00, with tickets priced at RM6 for adults and RM2 for children.
Perdana Botanical Gardens
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 20:00
- Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2617 6404