Bali Botanical Garden is located in Bedugul village, Baturiti district, Tabanan regency, 1240 meters above sea level, it is about 62 km from Denpasar and can be reach by motorcycle as the road are fairly goods. Bali botanical garden is unique in Bali as a place for botanical research, conservations, recreation, and educations, it provide a place where you can relax in beautiful an peaceful surrounds while learning about the function of plants in the daily life of Balinese as well as some interesting rain forest plantations and bird life.
Within Bali Botanical Garden you can see many places of interest such as :
- Traditional Balinese House
- Fern Park
- Ceremonial Plants Collection
- Medical Plants Collection
- Tree Collection
- Rose Park
- Hindu Temple
About Bali Botanical Garden
Bali Botanical Garden is officially known as a Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali. Eka Karya refers to this being the first Botanic Garden which has been established following Indonesian independence and thus to first to have been established entirely by Indonesian.
History Bali Botanical Garden
In 1958 senior Balinese official requested the departement now called the centre Biological Research and Development within the Indonesia institute of sciences, to consider establishing a botanic garden with the dual roles of research institute and recreations park. The the director Prof. Dr. Kusnoto Setiodiwiriyo selected a location covering 50 ha of reforested land held by the Goverments. On 15 july 1959 Bali Botanical Garden was officially established on the slopes of Tapak hill, Candikuning village an altitude of 1250-1400 meters above sea levels.
Bali Botanical Garden was originally established as collection of species of coniters (non flowering seeds plants or gymnosperma) from through the world and as a place for recreation, It was also equipped for scientific, cultural and technical activities. Development stopped around 1965 because of the insecurity of the period. If was not until 1970 that the garden began to be gradually rehabilitated. On 30 april 1976 the restoration was completed and as part of this area was increased to 129.2 ha and the function broadened from primarily a collection of conifer to include ex situ conservations of plants from high altitude seasonally wet dry areas in eastern Indonesia.
In 1998 the Bali Botanical Garden covered an area 154.5 ha and contained about 16.000 plants collection, consisting of over 1500 species from over 320 genera and 155 families. Some of the specialist collections includes, orchids, ceremonial plants, medicinal plants, cactus, ferns, bamboos and trees. The four main function of Bali Botanic Garden are, exploration, inventory, research, conservations, educations and Recreations. The institution offers a number scientific services and facilities in support of plant research and conservations including herbarium, library, glasshouses, nursery and plants registration database.