FRIM Ethnobotanical Garden has been established in 1995 with the area size of approximately 1.4 ha after expansion in 2009 and 2017. It is located 400 m from FRIM main entrance. Ethnobotanical Garden acts as a centre for domestication and ex-situ conservation 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 250 species of MAPS from 89 families that are conserved in Ethnobotanical Garden. Several large families conserved consist of Fabaceae (legumes family), Euphorbiaceae (rubber family), Lauraceae (cinnamon family), Myrtaceae (guava family) and Rubiaceae (coffee family). Several popular plants that are commonly used by the industries such as murunggai (Moringa oleifera), misai kucing (Orthosiphon aristatus) and kaduk (Piper sarmentosum) 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.