Inspired by Penang’s legacy as a spice island, the award-winning Tropical Spice Garden is a living museum of the spices and other tropical plants that have been cultivated throughout human history.

Set in a shaded valley overlooking the sea and surrounded by rainforest, the six-acre garden is also haven for birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles, offering amazing opportunities for photography and nature education.

Visitors are invited to use all five senses to appreciate the rich yet tranquil environment. Highlights of the garden include: the Spice Terraces, the Heart of the Garden, the Bamboo Garden, the Giant Swing, Beverages of the World, the Poison Garden and hands on Cooking Class.


Audio tours are available in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, German and French, offering the visitor the opportunity to explore the garden at their own pace.

Guided tours with friendly, knowledgeable local guides are available in English and Arabic (Mandarin and Malay upon request) and take place at 9am, 11am and 1.30pm.

Night walks are available on request only with booking in advance – illuminating the secret life of the garden after dark.

Garden Tour – Audio & Live Guide Rates

Number of Person Audio Tour (RM) Live Guide (RM)


RM 55 RM 48
Child RM 30 RM 25

Audio tours are available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Malay, French and German languages.

Child rates are applicable on entrance fees / No audio device given to children.

  1. Live guided tours are scheduled as below [English only].
  2. Punctuality Important – 9am / 11am / 1.30pm.
  3. Live tours will accommodate a maximum of 15 persons only per guide

Audio & Live Guide rates are inclusive of 6% GST

Terms & Conditions:


(1) Inclusive of admission to Garden, Slides & Ladders & Gift Shop

(2) All tickets inclusive of a drink at the Bamboo Garden Herbal Tea Kiosk.

(3) Camcorder and video for non-commercial purposes is FOC.

(4) Children: aged 12 years and below.

(5) Children 4 years and below enter for free.

(6) Maximum number of guests in the Garden is 200. Pre-booking live guide tour is compulsory.

(7) Opening Hours 9am – 6pm. Last admission at 5.00pm.