National Botanical Garden Shah Alam (Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam) or previously known as Taman Pertanian Bukit Cherakah is a place where you can take your family for the weekend or school holiday or public holiday. You must take more than a day or so to explore the place. I’ve been here twice (2008 and 2011) with my family and frankly, we haven’t done exploring the park. Covering an area of 817 hectares, this agro-forestry park boasts Animal Park, Ornamental Garden, 4 Seasons Temperate House, Spices & Beverages Garden, Cactus Garden, Tropical Fruit Garden not to mention dams and lakes as well as a village and chalets.
On both visits, we got to cover animal park, paddy field, tropical fruit gardens, cactus garden, lakes, some trails and Kampung Idaman.
Selected animals and birds are displayed here at this 72-hectare Animal Park. We were allowed to touch and feed some of the animals and learn to care for them. When I showed this picture to my son Yassin, he could not really remember visiting the animals as he was 4 back then. A reason that I should take him again soon to see the animals.
After visiting the animal park, we went on a hiking trail. It was great surrounded by trees, trees and more trees!
Visiting lakes which is extremely rich with dragonflies and waterlilies was equally great! You know how I love these two subjects and taking pictures of both was exciting. Here are some selected pictures from my archive that I captured around Lake C, or Pool C.
And these are some pictures taken near the Kayak Lake.
I have hundreds of pictures taken around National Botanical Garden Shah Alam and if I were to show more, I am afraid that this blog will load very slowly. Furthermore, I want you to go and experience this botanical garden that has now become one of the nation’s most popular parks, with live demonstrations, dynamic permanent displays, cultural exhibits, recreational facilities, accommodation, picnic areas, open-air amphitheatres, nature trails, public amenities and numerous educational opportunities. So, if you are day-trippers, tourists, campers, anglers, naturalists, birders, families, excursion groups, hikers, school children, university students, research scientists, farmers, agriculturalists and nature-lovers, this is a place where you want to be.
One exciting way to explore this botanical garden is to rent bicycle. My family and I did that during our 2nd visit here. We love it so much, even though I was catching my breath like crazy. If you are not into cycling, worry not. You can walk and also take the bus provided by the management to go from one area to another. But you must wait at dedicated bus-stops, else the bus won’t stop for you.
I am planning my next trip to this place to visit the Four Seasons Temperate House. It is now ‘fall season’ there. Here are some useful information that I want to share with you if you are planning to visit National Botanical Garden Shah Alam too:
8am – 5pm (Tuesday – Sunday) The park is closed every Monday except public and school holidays.
Information and booking:
603-5510 6922/5510 7048
Adult ticket (12 – 54 years) – RM 3.00
Children ticket (6 – 11 years) – RM 1.00
Senior citizens (55 years and above) – RM 1.00
Visitors aged 6 years and below, orphanage and the Disabled – Free Entry
RM3 for first hour, RM1 subsequently
(available from 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Four Seasons Temperate House
Adult ticket (12 years and above) – RM 3.00
Children ticket (4 – 11 years) – RM 1.00
Visitors aged 4 years and below and the Disabled – Free entry
Kg Idaman Accommodation (11 Unit)
Weekdays – RM 80.00
Weekends/holidays – RM 100.00
A Frame Accommodation (20 Unit)
Weekdays and weekends/holidays – RM 20.00
Have fun planning your trip to National Botanical Garden Shah Alam. Peace!