Bali Botanical Garden Bedugul

The Bali Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in Indonesia, it is known as kebun raya bedugul. This botanical garden is located in mountainous region of Bedugul, central Bali, around 90 minutes drive north of Denpasar. The garden was established on 15 July 1959 and situated around 1300 meters above sea level overlooking Bratan lake and Ulun Danu temple on the slopes of Tapak Hill. On this area there are so many kind of plants such as orchids, begonias, bamboo, cacti, carnivorous plants, ferns, roses, rhododendrons, traditional medical plants.

The Bali Botanic Garden was first established on 15 July 1959. The Garden was first known as the Eka Karya Botanic Garden, where “Eka” means first while “Karya” means creation in the Balinese language, referring to the garden’s status as the first Indonesian botanic garden to be established after independence.

It was originally intended that The Bali Botanic Garden specialise in the cultivation of conifer plants (non-flowering seed plants, or Gymnosperms) and as a place for recreation. The garden accommodates scientific, cultural and recreational activities for visitors.

Development of the garden stopped in 1965 due to political instability and was only reopened on 30 April 1975. When the garden became operational once again, its area was expanded to 129.2 hectares. It also added a new function for ex-situ conservation of plants from the mountainous region of eastern Indonesia. In 2001 the land area of the Garden was expanded to 157.5 hectares.

IS this place worth to be your bucket list?

This place over us a unique panorama view, from the trip to this place you will see local village, vegetable garden from local village and rain forest. where this kind of thing you will not see it at south area in Bali. On the botanical garden you can take a deep breath and feel the fresh air from the garden.

What will we see around of this area?

There are a lot of place to see before or after we reach this area, Ulun Danu Bratan Tample , Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill, Sekumpul waterfall, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Nung-Nung waterfall, Gitgit waterfall.

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