Formerly known as the Perdana Lake Gardens, this lush green park was originally built in the 1880s making it the oldest and most popular public recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. Over the years the gardens have seen many upgrading and development projects to beautify and improve on the many public facilities available. The most extensive redevelopment project was started in early of 2010, that saw thousand of new plants and trees introduced to the gardens resulting in the park's change in status to a botanical gardens. Exploring the Perdana Botanical Gardens, visitors will be amazed by the variety of flora that includes everything from colourful flowering plants to shrubs to palms and exotic trees of local as well as foreign origin. Among these unique natural wonders are the Bottle tree, the Sausage tree, the Cannonball tree and the Baobab tree just to name a few.