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.
Monday-Thursday: 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. / 2.30 p.m -4.30 p.m.
Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. / 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Weekend and Public Holidays: Closed
All visitors must abide by the rules and regulations stated in the FRIM Visitors’ Guide.