The botanic gardens were created in 1884 by the British for collection
and research study on rare botanic specimens from surrounding
hills. The garden area was also referred to as 'Waterfall Gardens'
as there a cascading waterfall in the park.
Local folks enjoy strolling in this refreshing ambience which is close to
nature, landscaped with tropical plants and flowers , lily ponds
and waterfalls. The garden surroundings are also living habitats
of monkeys. Visitors are advised to refrain from feeding the
monkeys as the animals can get out of control when the group gets larger
to get feeding.
Expansion projects have been implemented and completed in stages to
upgrade the surroundings with an eco-steam walk. The expansion project
started in year 2008 and has been completed after completion of a new
pavilion The pavilion will provide facilities for a car park, an
administrative office and a centre for visitors to the botanical gardens
located at Jalan Air Terjun,