Lavender Garden – Anyone who goes up to Cameron Highlands will stop here at one point or another. Why is it so popular?
This is one of the only places you can see so much of the dainty purple flower in Malaysia!
What else is there to see in Lavender Garden? Find out in this post.
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Where Is Lavender Garden Cameron Highlands?
Lavender Garden (also known as Cameron Lavender) is along the main road right between the two villages of Tringkap and Kuala Terla. And 9 km from Brinchang town.
You can’t miss it as the signboard is huge. And the number of cars in front of this place will slow you down anyways.
Location: 59, Taman Tringkap, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
Note: Parking is limited especially during the peak season (e.g. weekends and school or public holidays)
If you’re looking for a way to get to this place (and other attractions in Cameron Highlands) without having to worry about parking, consider going for a private tour!
RayTheTour have tour packages for Ipoh too that include free pick-up and drop-off at your Ipoh hotel or the Ipoh Airport if you take a tour on the same day!
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Prices to enter the garden have been steadily increasing throughout the years due to the increase of tourists all wanting to snap a selfie with the purple fields inside!
PS: There are no discounts for seniors.
Recent additions to Lavender Garden include a new level for strawberries. It’s not always accessible to visitors so you might want to give them a call before dropping in.
Note: Because of the high prices, some visitors do have the expectation that there will be a lot of lavender to see. This is far from the truth but if you like flowers and taking photos, you will have a good time here.
These are the current prices (as of August 2022):
- Adult: RM20
- Child: RM10
- Mondays to Thursdays: 9am to 6pm
- Fridays to Sundays: 9am to 7pm
Contact: +605-496 1208
Things To Do In Lavender Garden Cameron Highlands
Besides looking at their different types of lavender (e.g. Hokkaido and Taiwanese lavender), what else is there to do here?
Taking photos is the main activity you can expect to do in Lavender Garden as nearly every corner is an opportunity!
1. See Their Other Flowers
With several levels to climb up, there’s more than just lavender flowers. And for some sections, you can pick a flower stalk for RM2 if you wish!
Note: Some of the paths are steep
But the best way to enjoy them is to take some photos!
Some of the flowers you can see here include:
- Gerbera daisies of assorted colors
- Japanese rose
- Morning glory
- Dwarf chenille (the red fuzzy pointed flowers)
- And more!
2. Check Out Their Souvenir Shop
As with many places in Cameron Highlands, there is a souvenir shop strategically placed just before the exit.
You can get various lavender-based products like lavender oil or lavender perfume.
Other souvenirs include:
- Fridge magnets
- Plush dolls
- Strawberry jam and other kinds of berry jam
- Body wash and shampoo
- And so on!
And there are even more independent stalls outside of the official gift shop at Lavender Garden too.
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3. Admire Their Decor And Landscaping
Along with their lovely flowers, you have to hand it to Lavender Garden for the extra effort to make the farm more visually interesting.
Although some may argue that a lot of the decor is tacky.
There are white picket fences, signboards for the flowers, a vintage car, colorful wooden windmills and the large light purple castle (which is actually the office for the staff!).
It’s a pleasant 30 minutes’ walk to see everything. And that’s not including the time to stop and take photos!
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4. Taste Lavender Flavored Ice-cream!
It might seem like just a gimmick but that doesn’t stop people from wanting to sample the homemade lavender flavored ice-cream!
A cone of the specialty ice-cream sells for a steep RM8 each!
What does it taste like?
This unusual flavor honestly takes just like soap. In a way that mint ice cream tastes like toothpaste. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.
So while some enjoy the taste, it’s up to you if you want to try it!
Note: The strawberry flavor is available at RM8 too
5. Enjoy The View From The Cafe
At the top floor of Lavender Garden, the on-site cafe (Lavender Cafe) sits on a viewing deck that overlooks the surrounding farms and hills.
You can sit here and try some more lavender-infused treats like lavender cheesecake. Or have a comforting cup of strawberry tea.
Note: The lavender flavor is just a hint for the cheesecake
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6. Pick Strawberries
Picking strawberries is another activity you can do here! It is however, subject to availability and when you visit. School holidays means more eager little hands.
But you can always head over to the other strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands if you’re really keen on picking your own fresh strawberries!
7. Have Fun Taking Photos With Their 3D Mural Art
To further add to their numerous photo opportunities within the premises, there are some 3D murals by the walls at the flower section!
Some are a bit cheesy but that’s part of the fun if you’re with your family or friends. The murals are by the Gerbera daisy section.
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Facilities At Lavender Garden Cameron Highlands
In case you need it, there is a small prayer room (or surau) at the farm.
Tips For Visiting Lavender Garden Cameron Highlands
- It gets very crowded during the weekends and public holidays. Crowds can start pouring in as early as 10am!
- It’s best to visit this place during a weekday when there’s not so many people
- Expect to spend 30 minutes to 2 hours here
- The best spot to take a photo with the lavender field requires you to pay at a photo booth where a staff member will help you to take a photo.
- Don’t worry if it rains, there is a roof over the whole farm!
- Go on Instagram for the latest pictures of the lavender fields – they’re not always in full bloom!
- This place is not convenient if you have a large stroller with you
- Elderly folk may have trouble exploring this place – there are steep walking bits as you climb higher up!
- Strawberry section is usually closed on weekdays
Overview Of Lavender Garden In Cameron Highlands
For the price, Lavender Garden is expensive. But if you have not been here before and really do enjoy taking photos and looking at flowers, it’s worth a visit.
That said, if you’re expecting actual lavender fields, you will be disappointed.
- Fully sheltered from rain
- Many different types of flowers to see
- Numerous photo opportunities
- Half the price of CH Flora Park
- Opportunity to try lavender flavored ice cream and pick strawberries
- They don’t close as early as other attractions in Cameron Highlands
- You can buy strawberries and other typical Cameron Highlands souvenirs here
- With facilities like toilets, a surau and an on-site cafe
- Strawberry ice cream is delicious
- Prices keep increasing
- Not much to see if you don’t like flowers or selfies
- Steep in places (not suitable for elderly)
- Cafe ambiance is lacking
- No labels for flowers
- Can be hard to park your car (on public holidays and weekends)
- Very crowded on public holidays
- They don’t have a huge field of lavender
- Lavender flavored ice cream doesn’t appeal to many
- Tacky decorations
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Other Nearby Attractions
Here are some other places you can visit after the Lavender Garden:
1. Water Cress Valley
Beautiful watercress farm by the hillside. You can have steamboat at the on-site restaurant with views of the farm below!
Distance from Lavender Garden: 5 minutes’ drive, 3.6km
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2. Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm
It’s not every day that you get to see so many butterflies all in one place! They have reptiles and amphibians here too!
Note: The living conditions for the animals are not in a great state. So we would advise against coming here!
Distance from Lavender Garden: 8 minutes’ drive, 5.5km
Read more: Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands: Everything About This Farm + Review
3. Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm
Learn more about bees and how they make honey at this well-known bee farm in Cameron Highlands with free admission!
Distance from Lavender Garden: 8 minutes’ drive, 5.3km
4. Cameron Square Mall
This is the closest that Cameron Highlands has to a mall! The funny thing is, there’s karaoke here but no ATM.
They do have Domino’s Pizza, Watsons (pharmacy) and 7-Eleven (convenience store) though.
The basement parking (RM5 per entry) is a good alternative too if you want sheltered parking in the area too.
Distance from Lavender Garden: 10 minutes’ drive, 5.7km
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If you have seen other lavender gardens overseas like the ones in Hokkaido, Japan or Xinshe, Taiwan, you’ll probably not be impressed with Lavender Garden in Cameron Highlands.
The fields don’t quite stretch as far as the eye can see. Nor can you fulfill your fantasies of walking in between rows of deep purple lavender!
But it is a lot cheaper to visit Lavender Garden than to fly all the way to Japan France or Taiwan! Hence, it is one of those things to do in Cameron Highlands that you should include into your Cameron Highlands trip!
Or if you have some money to splurge and want to see a lot of other flowers, you can visit this attraction instead – Cameron Highlands Flora Park.
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