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16 Best Botanical Gardens in Indonesia

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Indonesia has a fertile soil and sunny weather throughout the year. So it is not surprising that various plants can thrive here. If you want to see the diversity of Indonesian flora, come to the botanical garden. It is a great place to learn while having fun. Let’s find out the best botanical gardens in Indonesia ..!

1. Bogor Botanical Garden

Bogor Botanical Garden has been around since 1817 and is inarguably the most famous botanical garden in Indonesia. It has no less than 15,000 plant species.

Bogor Botanical Garden is not just about plants. There are many interesting things to explore here. You can see Lake Gunting decorated with lotus, the Bogor presidential palace, the ancient Dutch tomb, the Teijsman Park, the Astrid Park, zoology museum, the orchid house or hang out at Grand Garden Cafe.

How to Get There
Bogor Botanical Garden is located at Ir. H. Juanda Street, Bogor, West Java. The admission is Rp 15,000 for locals and Rp 25,000 for foreigners. Opening hours is 7 am – 4 pm. Visiting Bogor Botanical Garden is just one of things to do in Bogor.

2. Cibodas Botanical Garden

Cibodas Botanical Garden is located on the slope of Mount Gede so as a consequence it has hilly contours. Cibodas Botanical Garden has been established since 1852 and has no less than 1,000 kinds of plants.

Some favorite spots in Cibodas Botanical Garden are green house, waterfall, lake, fountain and Sakura garden. Although this botanical garden is so spacious, visitors do not need to worry. There are buses that can passengers ride to get around Cibodas Botanical Garden.

How to Get There
Cibodas Botanical Garden is located in Cimacan Village, Cipanas, Cianjur Regency, West Java. It’s about one and a half hour drive from Jakarta. The admission is Rp 16,500. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. Surely there are lots of things to do in Cibodas Botanical Garden.

3. Purwodadi Botanical Garden

Purwodadi Botanical Garden is one of the favorite attractions in East Java. It has an area of about 85 hectares and a collection of over 11,000 plants.

Some of the must-see spots at Purwodadi Botanical Garden are lake, Bougenville Park and Mexican Park. You can rent a bike to get around this botanical garden. If you do not want to sweat, you can get around by taking a bus.

How to Get There
Purwodadi Botanical Garden is located at Surabaya-Malang Street, Km 65, Purwodadi Village, Pasuruan Regency, East Java. The admission is Rp 6,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

4. Bali Botanical Garden

Bali Botanical Garden, which is built in 1959, is one of the largest botanical gardens in Indonesia. It has an area of about 157 hectares and a collection of no less than 2,000 plants.

Some of the interesting spots in Bali Botanical Garden are Bentar Temple, Ramayana Boulevard, Kumbakarna Laga Statue and rose garden. In addition, there are also adventure activities managed by Bali Tree Top.

How to Get There
Bali Botanical Garden is located at Kebun Raya Street, Candikuning Village, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali. It’s about one and a half hour drive from Ngurah Rai Airport. The admission is Rp 11,000 for locals and Rp 20,000 for foreigners. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. Bali Botanical Garden is a famous attraction in Bedugul. Even so, there are other things to do in Bedugul.

5. Massenrempulu Enrekang Botanical Garden

Massenrempulu Enrekang Botanical Garden, which is built in 2006, has an area of 300 hectares and a collection of about 600 plants. It specializes in Wallacea endemic plants. Wallacea is a transition zone from Asia to Australia.

This botanical garden not only serves to introduce the diversity of Indonesian flora, but also as an attraction for the surrounding community. In addition to plants, Massenrempulu Enrekang Botanical Garden has fish ponds to breed freshwater fish such as catfish, tilapia and goldfish.

How to Get There
Massenrempulu Botanical Garden is located in Batu Mila Village, Maiwa, Enrekang Regency, South Sulawesi. The admission is Rp 5,000 for adults and Rp 3,000 for students. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

6. Katingan Botanical Garden

Katingan Botanical Garden, which was inaugurated in 2016, has an area of about 100 hectares and a collection of more than 500 plants. It specializes in tropical fruit plants such as durian, langsat, starfruit and rambutan.

Katingan Botanical Garden is expected to be a community learning center on tropical fruit plants. This is related to the government’s goal to promote people’s welfare through agriculture.

How to Get There
Katingan Botanical Garden is located in Kasongan Lama Village, Katingan Hilir, Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. It’s still free entry. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

7. Baturraden Botanical Garden

Baturraden Botanical Garden, which was inaugurated in 2015, is famous for its beautiful flower garden. That’s why this botanical garden is popular among young people.

In addition to the colorful flowers, Baturraden Botanical Garden also has a collection of medicinal plants, shrubs, vines and orchids. There are also rides like tree house, suspension bridge and swing.

How to Get There
Baturraden Botanical Garden is located at Pancuran Tujuh Street, Baturaden, Banyumas Regency, Central Java. The admission is Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

8. Kuningan Botanical Garden

Kuningan Botanical Garden, which is located at the foot of Mount Ciremai, was just inaugurated in 2018. Since it is new, its collections are still not much.

Nevertheless, Kuningan Botanical Garden has a breathtaking view. A must-visit spots is Yellow Garden which contains plants with yellow flowers and yellow fruits.

How to Get There
Kuningan Botanical Garden is located in Padabeunghar Village, Pasawahan, Kuningan Regency, West Java. The admission is Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

9. Balikpapan Botanical Garden

Balikpapan Botanical Garden was inaugurated in 2014 to add green space in Balikpapan and also as a conservation center. It emphasizes on conservation of Kalimantan timber trees, typical Kalimantan plants and fruit plants.

In addition, Balikpapan Botanical Garden also has a collection of medicinal plants, beautiful parks and typical Kalimantan stilt house. To get around the botanical garden, visitors can rent a bicycle in the information center.

How to Get There
Balikpapan Botanical Garden is located at Soekarno Hatta Street, Km 15, Karang Joang, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It’s free entry but donation is expected. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm. Balikpapan is a wonderful city. You can find various things to do in Balikpapan.

10. Banua Botanical Garden

Banua Botanical Garden, which was inaugurated in 2016, is intended to preserve the typical plant of South Kalimantan. The focus is on medicinal plants, fruit plants, timber trees and orchids.

It is estimated there are about 3,000 plants in Banua Botanical Garden. In addition, it also has a labyrinth, gazebo and viewing tower.

How to Get There
Banua Botanical Garden is located at Aneka Tambang Street, Cempaka, Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan. It’s free entry. Opening hours is 8 am – 4 pm.

More best botanical gardens in Indonesia

11. Liwa Botanical Garden in Pekon Kubu Perahu Village, Liwa, West Lampung Regency, Lampung
12. Batam Botanical Garden on Hang Lekiu Street, Sambau, Nongsa, Batam, Riau Islands.
13. Jompie Botanical Garden in Bukit Harapan, Soreang, Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi.
14. Samosir Botanical Garden in Tomok Village, Simanindo, Samosir Regency, North Sumatera.
15. Megawati Soekarnoputri Botanical Garden in Mesel Ratatotok, South East Minahasa Regency, North Sulawesi.
16. Sambas Botanical Garden in Sabung Village, Subah, Sambas Regency, West Kalimantan

Allright, that’s a glimpse of best botanical gardens in Indonesia. You should take time to visit some of them. You will be amazed by the wealth of flora that Indonesia has.

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