Posted on | January 8, 2011 | 21 Comments
This is the first time I went to Taman Botani Putrajaya and I love the place! There are so many plants and flowers to see. My family and I (especially my boy) had a great fun!
can you find where’s yassin? hehe
We parked at the main parking area and started our walk from the Gazebo to the Canna Walk via the covered walkway. We just followed the trail and visited Fern Garden, Heliconia Trail, Vine Garden, Palm Hill, Sun Garden, Orchid Path, Floral Gardens and Pandanus Walk. I dunno how many miles we walked but imagine, it’s a 93ha park! But it’s all worth it. I captured a lot of photos for my drawing reference. Here are some:
I searched high and low for an information sign but couldn’t find any. Please lemme know if you know the name. Thanks in advance.
Taman Botani Putrajaya is the biggest botanical garden in Malaysia and is located in Precint 1, Putrajaya. This area is 25 km from Kuala Lumpur and if you intend to come by bus, take the Cityliner bus 868 from Sinar Kota, Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya. From the bus terminal in Putrajaya, take a Nadi Putra bus here. If you come by train, use the ERL KLIA transit train that departs from KL Sentral or KLIA. At the Western Transportation Terminal in Putrajaya, take the Nadi Putra bus and you will arrive here.
It has been designed as an Arcadia or a national sanctuary for the Malaysian living collection of plant taxonomy as well as a centre for education and research. Taman Botani Putrajaya is an oasis of tranquility that brings us back to our roots in nature, a place where we can reflect on the vital, interdependent relationship that exist between man and the amazing plant kingdom around us. The garden currently has more than 700 species of flowering plants, local plants as well as plants from the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions. Most plants and gardens throughout Taman Botani will have reading material positioned for visitors to read.
The garden is divided into 5 different themes. They are the Explorer’s Trail, Palm Hill, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden and the Lakeside. There is a Visitors’ Interpretative Centre (VIC), explorer’s trail, palm hill, sun and floral gardens for visitors wishing to experience more from the Botanical Garden. You can take home some interesting collections from its quaint gift shop offering environmentally friendly souvenirs.
Taman Botani Putrajaya achieved international accreditation when it was listed in Paradise Found as one of the top 40 most beautiful parks in the world.
Opening hours are 9am-7pm daily. Admission to the gardens is free. Entry fee to the Interactive Exhibition is RM2.
Time for guide Tour (Walk-In) is 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.
You can also rent a bicycle here and the rate is as per below:
One Seater – RM2 per hour
Two Seaters – RM4 per hour
Baby Carrier Seat – RM1 per hour
One Seater – RM4 per hour
Two Seaters – RM8 per hour
Baby Carrier Seat – RM2 per hour
For more information, please contact :
Taman Botani Putrajaya
Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya
Here’s the map of the park, scanned from the brochure that I got at the Gazebo.
credits: putrajaya.net.my | click on map to view larger version.