Rose gardens are one of the classic attractions to see in Cameron Highlands.
Because roses grow exceptionally well in the cooler environment of Cameron Highlands. With some reaching the diameter of a saucer plate!
These gardens usually feature more than just roses. And a couple of them have panoramic valley views due to their hilltop locations!
Rose Gardens In Cameron Highlands
There are just a handful of rose gardens in Cameron Highlands. The well-known Rose Centre recently reopened.
Want to know what the other places are? Keep reading to find out!
1. Rose Valley Cameron Highlands
If you like flowers, you won’t be disappointed here!
There are over 400 species of roses along with cacti and other flowers like camellia, gerbera and honeysuckle!
Finding the farm is easy because of their bright pink signboard at the front.
It doesn’t take long to finish looking around if you’re not a flower or photo enthusiast though. Allocate 20-30 minutes. Or an hour if you really love flowers (And selfies)!
For more photos, read about our own experience at Rose Valley Cameron Highlands.
Note: Can be steep in places! They have some birds here but their conditions might be upsetting to some visitors.
- Location: Cameron Highland, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening Hours: 9:30am to 6:30pm
- Contact: +6012-505 2883
- Entrance Fees: RM5 (Adult), RM2 (Child)
2. Orchid And Rose Garden (O&R Garden)
As their name implies, they do have orchids on display and for sale here.
The rose garden is quite small in comparison to the previous rose garden in this list. But they have many colors and varieties all the same.
In addition to all their other tropical flowers, they have a myriad of hanging pitcher plants and other carnivorous plants.
You can browse through their sections. This includes a flower garden, a forest walk, and a vegetable farm.
They keep some farm animals around like ducks and goats (in cages) too. The condition of the animals could be better in our opinion. See what else you can do at O&R Garden.
- Not a lot of information if you’re looking to learn more about flowers!
- A good alternative to the popular Lavender Garden
- Location: 74, Green Cow, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm
- Contact: +6017-519 2383
- Entrance Fees: RM10 (Adult), RM5 (Child)
3. Rose Centre, Cameron Highlands
It’s hard to miss this place if you’re planning to stop by the Kea Farm Market.
Established since 1989, the Rose Centre is off the main road about 15 minutes’ drive from Brinchang. Visitors can walk all the way up to the top of the garden as it sits on a small hill.
At the peak, visitors will be treated to calming views of the surrounding greenery.
- They sell plants and gardening supplies at a shop close to the ticket counter.
- Maintenance of the garden seems to be deteriorating throughout the years
- Location: Kea Farm, Brinchang, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm
- Contact: +605-496 2989
- Entrance Fees: RM5 (Adult), RM2 (Child)
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4. Robertson Rose Garden Cameron Highlands (Temporarily Closed)
This lesser-known multi-tiered rose garden is on a private hilltop property that overlooks the Boh Sungai Palas Tea Plantation.
And since the road in is the same one that visitors to the tea plantation will use, it can be tricky to drive to this place on weekends and public holidays with limited parking and many cars along the one-way road.
There used to be a sign for Robertson Rose Garden but the owners took it down during the pandemic.
If you follow the directions on Google, it will actually take you past the entrance of the road up to Robertson Rose Garden. But you can park at this spot and carefully backtrack (on foot) up the road until you reach a green gate that marks another inclining road.
We recently (early Nov 2022) went up to have a chat with the friendly owner who said that they have plans to renovate their house and redo the garden next year (the exact date is still unknown).
But when they are ready, they will put up a new signboard. There are currently no roses in the garden so there’s nothing to see for now.
PS: They sell homemade rose syrup made of rose petals at RM20 per bottle, it’s quite refreshing and more pleasant than commercial rose syrup.
Other Alternative Rose Gardens
You can see some roses in these places too:
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- Cactus Point
- Cameron Highlands Flower Delight Florist
Getting To Rose Garden Cameron Highlands From Ipoh
Since you’re coming all the way up to Cameron Highlands, you should spend plenty of time outdoors to enjoy all that Cameron Highlands has to offer!
Visit a rose garden in Cameron Highlands as part of a private tour from Ipoh with RayTheTour.
The tour comes with a local guide, and comfortable transport to and around Cameron Highlands. Pick-up is from anywhere in Ipoh.
Note: If you go back down on the same day, return back to Ipoh is free of charge!
Other tours they offer:
- Ipoh historical tour
- Ipoh cultural tour
- Ipoh food tour
- Taiping/ Kuala Sepetang tour
- And other places around Perak (e.g. Kuala Kangsar, Bukit Merah, Gopeng, Sitiawan, etc)
To those that don’t have a thing for flowers, rose gardens in Cameron Highlands are more of a time-filler rather than a must-see attraction.
But anyone who loves flowers will find it worthwhile to visit a rose garden because roses (and other flowers) really do flourish in the cooler climate!
So other than visiting the Lavender Garden or tea plantations, you can stop by and smell the flowers in a rose garden in Cameron Highlands.