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Putrajaya Botanical Garden: A Nature Lover’s Guide

Want a break from the urban jungle and breathe in some fresh air? Then a trip to Putrajaya Botanical Garden should be on your itinerary!

Nestled in the heart of Putrajaya, this 93-hectare paradise is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts or those who are simply looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s one of the best places to visit in the city and we’re here to tell you why!

To help plan your next stunning escape, here’s everything you need to know before visiting Putrajaya Botanical Garden:

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Putrajaya Botanical Garden is from March to May, which is the city’s spring season. During these months, visitors will be treated to warm weather without crossing the line of being overbearingly hot.

However, do keep in mind that these months are also considered the peak season in Putrajaya so expect to encounter more crowds during your visit. If you want to experience fewer crowds, we recommend visiting from September to October, which are the shoulder months of the city.

Also, September is a great month to visit, as this is when the annual Royal Floria Festival is held.

As much as possible, we discourage anyone from visiting during the monsoon season, as heavy rainfall can ruin your plans of spending a pleasant day in the park.

Things to Know

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

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Language: Malay, English

Calling Code: +60

Address: Lebuh Perdana Barat, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone number: +60 3-8887 7770

Website: https://www.ppj.gov.my/en/page/taman-botani-putrajaya

Entrance fee: Free

Operating hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed

How to Get There

Bus: If you want to save money and feel like a local at the same time, you can ride the bus from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya. All you have to do is hop on a bus bound to Putrajaya Sentral and from there, you can ride a taxi going to the botanical garden.

Taxis/Grab: If you want a more convenient and comfortable way of getting to Putrajaya Botanical Garden, you can hop on a taxi. These can be found just about everywhere in KL but do expect to pay more than what you’d typically do when riding other public transportation.

Alternatively, you can also book a ride through the Grab app, which is more convenient, as you can easily pin your location using your phone. Plus, this is a great way to avoid those taxi drivers who refuse to use the metre when accommodating tourists.

Car rental: Driving a rental car is the best possible way to get to Putrajaya Botanical Garden, especially if you’re coming from Kuala Lumpur. The drive will only take you around 30 minutes (depending on traffic), as long as you take the North-South Expressway.

Plus, there are more than enough parking spaces on the garden’s premises so you don’t have to worry about finding a spot to leave your car in.

Where to Stay


Address: Taman Putra Perdana, Jalan Putra Perdana, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8887 8888

Pricing: $$$

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PULSE GRANDE Hotel is arguably the best place to stay in Putrajaya Botanical Garden. For starters, it’s a stone’s throw away from the botanical garden, which means that you can enjoy beautiful natural landscapes from your room and right outside your doorstep.

Speaking of rooms, the ones that you’ll find here are of premium quality, from the interior design down to the individual pieces of furniture.

Where the hotel shines the most, however, is with its premium facilities, which include a beautiful outdoor pool, a spa and a couple of fancy restaurants.

The Everly Putrajaya

Address: Block A, Menara Shaftsbury, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8861 9299

Pricing: $$$

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The Everly Putrajaya is one of the fanciest hotels you can stay in when visiting the botanical garden. Its convenient location also allows guests to access other attractions in the city like the Putrajaya Secret Garden and Putrajaya Mosque without having to travel too far.

Furthermore, the rooms that they offer here are of high quality as well, boasting spacious and well-maintained areas, a solid selection of amenities and comfortable beds.

As far as facilities go, the best thing this hotel features is a beautiful outdoor pool where guests can relax and cool down during one of those hot summer days in Putrajaya.

Mercure Living Putrajaya

Address: Block A, Menara Shaftsbury, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8861 9299

Pricing: $$$

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If you’re looking for a hotel that will help you cool down during the dry season in Putrajaya, then you should check out Mercure Living! This 4-star hotel features a massive saltwater swimming pool that overlooks the beautiful landscape of Putrajaya—poolside sightseeing, anyone?

The rooms here are worth highlighting as well because they don’t follow your typical hotel room layout. Instead, they feel more like a homey apartment, which comes complete with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay including your own kitchen!

Hotel Hilal

Address: 4806 -(0-4)-13&13A CBD 2, JALAN PERDANA, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8322 8455

Pricing: $$

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For those looking for a more budget-friendly stay can check out Hotel Hilal in Cyberjaya. It’s not the closest hotel to the botanical garden but hey, it will let you stay in one of their clean and spacious rooms without breaking the bank!

Also, don’t let its cheaper pricepoint fool you because this hotel can still act like your second home during your travels thanks to its huge and comfy beds and air conditioning.

If you’re a foodie, this is also a great option for you, as they serve free breakfast, which mostly consists of delicious local delicacies!

Zenith Hotel Putrajaya

Address: Jalan P2a, Presint 2, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8893 9993

Pricing: $$$

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If you want to stay in a hotel that ticks all the boxes, from looks down to functionality, then Zenith Hotel Putrajaya should be the top candidate. 

This luxurious 5-star hotel will treat all of its guests with a pamper-filled staycation thanks to its premium rooms and equally premium facilities. Starting with the former, this hotel boasts modern, spacious and most importantly, well-maintained rooms.

As for the facilities, they’re second to none as well! It features a spa, a sauna, a gymnasium and of course a massive swimming pool.

Where to Eat

Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant

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Address: Taman Botani Putrajaya, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 3-8889 1188

Pricing: $$


Located just outside the botanical garden is Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant, which you can probably tell what its specialty is based on its name. Nonetheless, we’re here to tell you all about their delicious seafood offerings.

For instance, one of their best sellers is the cheesy water prawns, which are exactly what they sound like. Who knew that gooey melted cheese goes perfectly well with fresh prawns?

If you’re not too big on seafood, however, we recommend ordering their sweet and sour chicken!

Johnny’s Restaurant Alamanda, Putrajaya

Address: Lot No. 21, Rasa Food Arena LG 72 & 74 Alamanda Shopping Centre, Presint 1, 62000, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 1-2564 6056

Pricing: $$


As much as possible, we recommend trying a steamboat at least once during your trip to Malaysia. This is why one of the places we highly suggest you try on your visit to Putrajaya Botanical Garden is Johnny’s Restaurant.

This restaurant offers an authentic Thai steamboat experience, one that’s filled with delicious fresh ingredients and equally scrumptious broths. If you don’t know, this dining style is where guests can cook their meat, seafood or vegetables in boiling and flavourful broths—yum!

Balqis Restaurant

Address: Lot G-08, Shaftsbury Avenue, Precinct 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 17-0081-8408

Pricing: $$-$$$


For some locals, the best Middle Eastern dishes can be found in Balqis Restaurant—and we don’t blame them! This hidden gem serves a wide variety of Arabic and Yemen dishes like chicken mandi and mandi lamb.

If you’re feeling hungry though, we recommend opting for their buffet so you can treat yourself to as many of these authentic dishes as you like! However, keep in mind that the buffet requires prior reservations since they’re in demand, so visit their website to book your slot!

Woodfire Putrajaya

Address: GREENPARK BUSINESS CENTRE, 7A, Jln P15 H, Presint 15, 62050 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 14-541 4616

Pricing: $$


For those times when you just want to eat a nice meaty burger, the best spot you can go to is Woodfire Putrajaya. To say that this restaurant specialises in burgers is saying the least, as the ones they serve here are monstrous! (in the best possible way).

Each of their burgers features all-meat patties and their serving sizes are massive! If you’re not feeling beef, however, you can try out their delicious chicken sandwiches as well, which are just as great.

The Glasshopper

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 19-286 7790

Pricing: $$


The Glasshopper is one of the most aesthetically-pleasing places you can dine in when you’re visiting Putrajaya Botanical Garden. The reason for its name is that all of its roof and wall panels are entirely made out of grass, allowing guests to admire nature while they’re dining.

Views and aesthetics-aside, however, the Glasshopper is still a solid cafe thanks to its amazing selection of coffee and non-coffee drinks. Furthermore, they also offer some light meals that can refuel your body after strolling along the gardens for several hours!

What to Do in Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Set up a nice picnic

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The great thing about visiting Putrajaya Botanical Garden is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a nice meal. Instead, you can spend your money on ingredients you can cook at home and bring them with you to go on a nice picnic.

Not only will you get to enjoy a delicious but cheap meal with your family but you’ll also get to be surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes! Plus, this type of dining experience is far more peaceful and intimate than what any restaurant in the area will offer.

Enjoy a peaceful bike ride

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It’s nice to stroll around Putrajaya Botanical Garden but if you ask us, the best way to get around is by riding a bike. This way, you can get around much faster and enjoy the cool brisk as you pedal through the different trails in the park!

If you forgot to bring your bike, don’t worry! You can rent one at the park for a small fee.

Grab a drink by the Gua Juicery

Address: Jln Taman Botani, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone: +60 10-299 1789

Pricing: $


If you want to cool down after walking for several hours under the sun, you can stop by Gua Juicery and grab a nice cold drink! This place serves a great selection of refreshing drinks, from juices to coffee and more.

The overall cafe is quite Instagrammable as well, so don’t forget to snap a pic! It features a nice cave theme that perfectly blends in with the natural aesthetic of the garden. 

Relax by the lakeside

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One of the best spots in the entire garden is by the lakeside. Here, you can sit down, relax and observe the still water while having a nice conversation with your loved ones.

You can also choose this spot as your picnic destination. Just set up your blanket and you’re good to go!

Cross the canopy bridge

A trip to this garden wouldn’t be complete without crossing its iconic botanical garden! Walking here will make you feel like you’ve been transported into a fairytale book, as it surrounds you with towering trees that also make for great photo subjects.

It’s also a great spot to visit if you want to observe the diverse flora species in the garden from a different perspective.

Apps to Download for a Trip to Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Travel Malaysia: A pocket travel guide to Malaysia

iOs | Android

Maps.me: Offline map of the world

iOs | Android

XE Currency App: Real-time currency exchange rate app

iOs | Android

Grab: Ride-hailing app of Southeast Asia

iOs | Android

Google Translate: word translation with offline capabilities

iOs | Android

CatchThatBus: Bus ticket booking app