The Botanical Garden or formerly known as the Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh was established from an idea mooted by the Chief Minister of Melaka, YAB Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam on 1 June 2006. It is encircled by a forest that contains over 300 species of unique fauna and flora.
The cheesy yet cute thing about this park is the collection of giant stone carvings of prehistoric animals that were indigenous to this area and scattered all around the park.
The 92.5 hectare Melaka Botanical Garden features attraction such as the Forestry Museum, Dinosaur Park and Canopy Walk. Lush and tranquil it provides and ideal setting for recreational activities ranging from jungle trekking, hiking, jogging and camping to boating.
Book lovers can head for the Book Village that is located within the garden. Melaka Botanical Gardens provides free car parking complex for visitors, various gardens, and other facilities for its visitors.
The various gardens available:
1. Taro/Yam Garden
2. Bamboo Garden
3. Orchid Garden
4. Herbal Garden
5. Heliconia Garden
09.00 – 17.00 (Tue – Thu)
09.00 – 18.00 (Sat – Sun)
Closed on Mondays.
Tel: +606 232 8401
Located in the Melaka Botanical Garden, the Book Village Melaka, is only the second of its kind in Malaysia and is part of the International Organization of Book Towns. The place is surrounded by lush green forests and has over 15,000 books in its collection. Here it’s really peaceful to just curl up on a couch and read.
09:00 – 15:00 Tuesday to Thursday;
09:00 – 12:30 Friday;
09:00 – 18:00 Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Address: Taman Botanical, 75450 Ayer Keroh
Tel: +606 251 9181
Melaka Botanical Garden is previously providing the buggy ride for visitors to ride into the recreational forest and feel the fresh air. The suitable time to ride the buggy is exactly in the morning when the air is so fresh and the sun starting to shine. There are plenty of buggy ride for you to choose, but the 4 seats buggy for family is limited. The buggy is safe as it will moving slowly and you can look around the forest for 30 minutes. The buggy station is just beside the Botanical Cafe.
Visitors may take a rest or lunch at Botanical Café where the specialty of this forest café is it’s interior design and decorations which will be changed according to the month’s of festive seasons or any special occasions.
It serves halal foods from local and western menu and the signature dish or recommended food for visitors is Fish Head Curry, Asam Sambal Fish, Thai Styled Crispy Chicken, Sambal Petai Prawns and other food that very nice to eat.