Bali Botanical Gardens

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Bali Botanical Gardens information

Candikuning , Indonesia
Street Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali
+62 368 21273
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walking/driving 7000/12,000Rp, car parking 6000Rp
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Lonely Planet review

This garden is a showplace. Established in 1959 as a branch of the national botanical gardens at Bogor, near Jakarta, it covers more than 154 hectares on the lower slopes of Gunung Pohen. The garden boasts an extensive collection of trees and flowers.

Some plants are labelled with their botanical names, and a booklet of self-guided walks (20,000Rp) is helpful. The gorgeous orchid area is often locked to foil flower filchers; you can ask for it to be unlocked.

Within the park, you can cavort like an ape or a squirrel at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park . Winches, ropes, nets and the like let you explore the forest well above the ground. And it's not passive – you hoist, jump, balance and otherwise circumnavigate the park. Special programs are geared to different ages.