Labuan’s Botanical Gardens, or Taman Botani Labuan, is a scenic recreational park featuring a hibiscus and herb garden.
Sir Hugh Low, the ex-Colonial Secretary of Labuan known for making the first documented ascent of Mount Kinabalu, is credited with the creation of the gardens.
It is beautifully landscaped with a huge variety of tropical plants and flowers, majestic trees and an arched bridge straddling a large man-made lake.
The gardens are situated on the grounds of an old Government House built in 1852, shortly after the Brunei Sultanate handed over Labuan to the British on 24th December 1846.
Many interesting tales of its past residents, especially during Borneo’s headhunting era, are associated with the house and gardens that once stood there.