Perdana Botanic Garden – Green Lung Within Bustling Metropolis
The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, is situated in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. It has always been a part of the green lung of the city and has a history of over a decade.
Originally created as part of a recreational park but planted with collections of tropical plants, the garden has been rehabilitated and turned into a Botanical Garden. The garden has not only botanical collections but also house features that give the visitors the ambience of being in a tropical rainforest, despite being in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
Forest Tree Collection
Forest trees expand in all areas of the botanical gardens assorting with others flora and fauna, these main garden tracks are suitable for major healthy activities; Walking, Jogging, Cycling and many more.
You can easily spot squirrels, the local residents along the trees munching seeds from the trees.
Oasis Garden packs with large leaves tree species along the small trail. The mini waterfall creates a natural ambience for the visitor to sit back and enjoy the feel of the forest.
A tree house is spotted at the same location which is a great place to take shelter and rest.
The Sunken Garden is generally a fountain covered with various types of colourful plants and flowers. An array of colourful flowers just brighten up the gardens just as it gives the jungle its burst of colour.
There are lots of flower scientific names engraved in front of the flower plate for those who willing to learn.
Kids Fantasy Playground
Perdana Botanic Garden also offers the best playground facilities to encourage families with kids to have more outdoor activities.
Now you might have a new ideal location on where to have a picnic session with beloved families during the weekend, just be sure to handle litters properly after the meal. 🙂
Laman Perdana is located in between of both gardens; Botanic Garden and Orchid Garden 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.
You may opt for fishing or boat riding activities at this area (depending season).
Bamboo Playhouse is situated right beside Laman Perdana, while the whole structure is made of bamboo which gives the extra cooling sensation while staying underneath the building.
The Deer Park
The KL Deer Park is a 2-hectare enclosure, housing the Fallow deer from Holland, also known as Dama dama deer or Rusa Holland.
It requires quite a long walk up to the mountain hill before you are able to have a peep at these smart creatures but definitely worth the time.
There’s a pond of small fish at the down steam along the way to Deer Park as well.
Other Best Scenic
We spotted a weird plant with pineapple-like seed as the core and we call it Mini Pokok Kelapa Sawit on our own (since the scientific name is too complex and hard to memorize).
Met another local resident in the garden (monitor lizards), beware of what you are stepping during the walking session since these long nail lizards are well equipped with extreme great camouflage skills.
Perdana Botanical Gardens is a great place to hang out especially with families and friends for a leisure weekend.
Recommend to spend the whole day in and bring along some food and drinks (or extra cloth) for the most satisfying result.
The admission fees for Perdana Botanical Garden:
The Admission Fee is Free of charge
The garden is located along Jalan Perdana. It is located near the National Museum of Malaysia.
The nearest public transportation hub within walking distance is Kuala Lumpur Sentral railway station. Another option is to take the RapidKL bus B112 from Pasar Seni LRT station. This will drop you at the National Museum which is at the edge of the park.
Taxi or Grab Car
Budget taxis are identified with their red and white colours. There’s an initial charge of RM3 for the first km of your travel. Thereafter, the rate is RM1 for every km. There are also various small surcharges like radio call (RM2) and baggage (RM1 per piece), among others.
Use Grab Car or Uber services for more economical prices.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.
Open Hour: 07.00 am – 08.00 pm (Mon-Sun), Including Public Holiday.