The acclaimed Perdana Botanical Garden in Kuala Lumpur was initially constructed in 1888, giving it the distinction of being the oldest, in addition to being the most frequented, public park in the Malaysian capital. Over the many years of its existence, the park has witnessed numerous additions and development initiatives aimed at beautifying and enhancing the features of the garden. The most extensive of these was undertaken in 2010, when thousands of additional plants as well as trees were introduced, converting the park into a true botanical garden.
The expansive garden sprawls over an area of no less than 101 hectares in the midst of the bustling city, providing a tranquil oasis of verdant beauty that never fails to enthral the visitor. You will see an amazing variety of
luxuriant flora here, which encompasses everything from shrubs and attractive flowering plants to palm trees and exotic specialties of foreign and local origin. Amongst these wonders of nature are the sausage tree, bottle tree, and the baobab and cannonball trees. The amazing Orchid Garden features no less than 800 orchid varieties including a pergola designed for the climbing varieties of the exotic vine as well as a special rock garden for those which are terrestrial. Meanwhile, the Hibiscus Park is devoted to the many varieties of the national flower of Malaysia. In addition to the myriad varieties of hibiscus, you will also find pools, fountains and a waterfall here. You will also see a beautiful colonial-styled building that has been transformed into a handsome exhibition hallway.
Not to be missed is the Deer Park, which displays a number of deer species including the mouse deer, sambar deer, axis deer and fallow deer. Another interesting attraction is the Forest Tree Collection, which features a number of varieties native to the local rainforest environment. The Plumeria Tree Collection, the Zingiberales Collection, the Fernarium, the Helicornia Garden and the Unusual Species Collection are some of the other highlights at the Perdana Botanical Garden. With so much on offer, there is sure to be something that catches your fancy at this lovely verdant location.
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Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.