The view from the Observation Tower at Tenom Agricultural Park looking west towards the mist covered hills of the southern end of the Crocker Range. There is only one fig tree in this photo, an ornamental cultivar of Ficus benjamina with yellow leaves on the left-hand side of the photo.
Tenom Agricultural Park is a large beautiful landscape park full of interesting trees and plants with numerous small well designed show gardens, in south central Sabah. Despite the emphasis on gardens and horticulture there are an enormous variety of rare trees and plants both foreign and native to Borneo. Next to the park is a living “crop museum” with one of the largest collections of tropical fruits in the world. The alluvial soil in the Tenom Valley is some of the richest in Sabah and the seasonally dry climate allows plants to grow in the park that cannot grow elsewhere in Sabah, where the climate is too wet.