FRIM Ethnobotanical Garden has been established on 1995 with the area size of approximately 1.4 ha after expansion in 2009 and 2017. It is located about 400 m from FRIM main entrance. Ethnobotanical Garden acts as a centre for ex-situ conservation and germplasm of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPS) used by various ethnics in Peninsular Malaysia. It also aims to promote the interest of public on MAPS. To date, there are about 400 species of MAPS from 100 families that are conserved in Ethnobotanical Garden. Several large families conserved consist of Zingiberaceae (ginger family), Rubiaceae (coffee family), Fabaceae (legumes family), Euphorbiaceae (spurge family), Malvaceae (mallows family) and Rutaceae (citrus family). Several popular plants that are commonly used by the industries such as drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera), creat (Andrographis paniculata) and God’s crown (Phaleria macrocarpa) can be found here.

Herb Gallery

The setting up of the Herb Gallery as a one-stop centre is to showcase the various research outputs of FRIM scientists, particularly related to medicinal and aromatic plants, such as prototypes and products based on herbs and natural products, as well as reference books.

The Herb Gallery was inaugurated on 14 November 2022 by Dr. Ismail Hj. Parlan, Director General of FRIM. It is located in the Ethnobotanical Garden of FRIM and serves as a platform for visitors to learn and acquire new knowledge in the research and development of herbal and natural products.