We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (122)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden
Reviews (93)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pitcher plants flora and fauna nature lovers day tour beautiful orchids pleasant walk must visit place national park canopy walk forest trail guide towering trees altitude beauty mount
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the stops on our day trip around Mount Kinabalu and I can honestly say I've never been more disappointed. Considering the location and the potential to show off some fantastic flora and fauna, there really wasn't anything special in there. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carinamilligan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the 9 am walk around tour for the botanical garden. It was near the Kinabalu Park Hall abt 500m down from the restaurant. The guide walked with us and pointed out to us all the native plants that were in the botanical garden....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelmumMalaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny orchids , pink lady, a million different types of ferns , trees that reach up to the sky, breathtaking views , calming river flowing through , truly a treasure trove of flora & fauna. Quite an easy pleasant walk, suitable for all fitness levels...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amelia3663
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the most is the cooling weather as it made my walk more enjoyable. There's a guided and non-guided tour. We choose non-guided and went in following the path. Just enjoy the coolness and the fresh air amidst the trees and flora.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulieVerena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great way to learn more about the different plants and trees endemic to the area. There are good seasons to come, try to avoid it during or right after the rains as some plants and trees may be felled/ taken to the nursery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anna May V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes about an hour to walk the gardens but to see the tropical flowers and especially the carnivorous trumpet flower up close and personal makes for a pleasant stroll

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Botanical garden has variety of orchids , which are placed here from all across the Kota Kinabalu park for travellers convenience and its too good to believe. Our Guide took us through the garden and explained in detail about orchids ( without guide you wont...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adikeshavan
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The gardens are easily accessible. There is a large variety of tropical plants, especially native orchids. B oard walks are great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FredGaroni
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. Don’t be fooled by the scale of it though, it is a very hard climb due to the altitude and the changing weather climate.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank George E
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The national park was a pleasant walk, many of the trails were closed because of landslides. The temperature was a lot cooler compared to the towns, but still not cold. There's not much wildlife other than insects. But nice to get out of the town....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roamingkiwi24
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 98 nearby hotels
Laban Rata
160 reviews
.56 km away
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges
123 reviews
.57 km away
The Cottage Hotel Kundasang
56 reviews
4.56 km away
Crystal Hill R
19 reviews
4.81 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 721 nearby restaurants
89 Station Restaurant
57 reviews
4.73 km away
Restoran Panataran
17 reviews
8.16 km away
SS Chinese Restaurant
21 reviews
4.67 km away
Nabalu Kundasang
24 reviews
4.81 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 237 nearby attractions
Kundasang War Memorial
157 reviews
4.72 km away
Desa Dairy Farm
341 reviews
4.46 km away
Sosodikon Hill
16 reviews
5.00 km away
Mount Kinabalu
1,391 reviews
7.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Emily2018_G_Scott | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mel Yeo, We rented a car and drove up because we also visited other attractions other than the garden. There’s Poring Hotspring and other stops you can make on the way down. I suggest you get your hotel concierge to give... More
1 November 2017|
Response from IngridB_Amsterdam | Reviewed this property |
We did this as a daytrip from Kota Kinabalu. We had pre-arranged a tour via Borneo Eco Tours. I guess local agents can arrange this trip or alternatively rent a car yourselve. It is a easy to drive and daytrip. You can hire... More
Google Translation