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Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden

21 Jun 2016

The Rimba Ilmu (The Forest of Knowledge) Botanic was established in 1974 and occupies an area of 80 hectares. It is located in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and has a tropical garden with rainforest concept.

The living collections in the garden are mostly flora collected from the Malaysian-Indonesian region and are one of the most important biological collections in the country. Among the 1,600 species recorded, the collection also includes plant species from tropical Asia, the Pacific islands, Australia, South America, Africa and Madagascar.

Rimba Ilmu also houses University of Malaya’s herbarium. The herbarium has about 63,000 accessions, the largest university collection in the country for plant studies and research.

Rimba Ilmu Environmental Education Programme

The Environmental Education Programme at Rimba Ilmu is a collaboration between University of Malaya and the Malaysian Nature Society. This collaboration was established in 1997.

The objective of the programme is to promote nature appreciation, environmental awareness and to instill knowledge among the general public through hands-on activities with nature.

Facilities such as the Conservatory of Rare plants and Orchids, the "Rain forests and Our Environment" exhibition and the living collections such as the bamboos, citrus and citroids, fern, medicinal plants and palms are major references used for environmental education purposes.


For reservation and further information please contact:
Environmental Education Division
Tel: 603- 2287 9422   Fax: 603- 2287 8773   Email:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Botanical Garden and the Rain Forest Exhibition is open to the public most days each week except as stated below and on Federal Territory Public Holidays. It is closed on Sundays except where a special event is indicated.


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