The Sabah Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Sabah) is situated on a 200 hectare site and was developed and maintained by the Agriculture Department. It is a park that offers visitors both recreational and educational activities.
There are :
Native Orchids - There are at least 400 species with more than 1,500 collection being kept here, including many rare and endangered species such as the Elephant Ear orchid, the Rat-tail orchid and also not forgetting the many species of Slipper orchids many of which endemic to Borneo.
Crops Museum - This is an 8-acre living museum of Crop Plants where there are some 400 species of plants systematically planted according to their uses.
Ornamental Garden - The Ornamental Garden comprises 21 distinct and well-landscaped gardens with each garden exhibiting its unique plants and flowers.
Plant Evolution & Plant Adaptation Garden - Get to see how plants adapt to the environments, from pond-life to semi-arid habitats. You will also get to see the amazing giant water lily from South America.
Model Garden - This garden has five smaller theme gardens to illustrate the different styels in which a garden can be modeled.
Bee Centre and Museum - Sabah is home to five of the nine species of honey bees found in the world. The Bee Centre and Museum is a place where you can find them.
Animal Park - The Animal Park is likened to a mini zoo and various animals and birds are put on display.
Tuesday to Sunday - 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Closed on Monday ( unless a Public Holiday falls on a Monday)
Visitors to the park can choose three routes to travel:
Kota Kinabalu - Papar
- Tenom : 2:30 hours
Kota Kinabalu - Sipitang
- Tenom : 3 hours
Visitors can also travel by train to Tenom via Beaufort
from Kota Kinabalu, a journey that will take four hours. There are taxis, buses and other forms of public transportation which you may wish to use and they are easily available in Kota Kinabalu.