Tropical Spice Garden is situated in what was once an abandoned, rubber plantation along Penang’s north-western shores. It took the vision and determination of David and Rebecca Wilkinson funded by Bertam Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. who with a talented team that have included Lim In Chong, Frederick Walker, and still include Katharine Chua and husband Kenneth Khoo, have transformed an overgrown plot into this garden of unique design and soul into a remarkable eco-tourism venture
Tropical Spice Garden Hot
Penang, Malaysia 11100
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Learn and enjoy at the same time
I love this place for its natural surroundings. They have an extensive species of spices and plants I have never known of. The area is big enough for you to spend an hour or so learning about new plants and their purposes.
Apart from plants, they even have a small cafe and a gallery/museum for you to dig more information about the origins of certain species. They even have a gift shop which I enjoyed the most as the items sold here are organics and were made from the plants and spices all around the garden. The soaps here are recommended as they smell really nice and good for your skin.
I had fun at the Tropical Spice Garden. Apart from learning and gaining knowledge, I can also enjoy natural beauty at its best!
Paradise of Spice
I was interested to learn cooking for my fiance at the time and I heard the Garden has cooking classes for anyone who was interested to learn how to cook local Malaysian dishes. When I arrived, I was greeted not by a person first, but by the spell of so many spices permeating through the air. I don't know if the smell came from the cooking of the ingredients or if it was from spices they had planted at the back of the house. Bottom line is that it smelt like a spice paradise.
My cooking teacher was a very gentle and kind British lady. The teaching was good and the service was great. Everybody had a great time there learning how to cook and enjoying the smell of so many different kinds of spices. I didn't go home a better cook that day but I felt satisfied as my nose and brain had a wonderful time taking in the many different smells.