Bali Botanical Garden is unique in Bali as a place for botanical research, conservation, education and recreation. It provides a place where you can relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings while learning about the use of plants in the daily lives of Balinese people as well as many interesting tropical rainforest plants and birdlife.
The Bali Botanic Garden is situated on 1250-1450 m alt. with area 157.5 hectares (389 acres). Temperature is about 17 – 25 centigrade in daytime drop to 10 – 15 centigrade at night with humidity 70-90%. The weather is unpredictable, please prepare warm clothe, umbrella or rain coat.
Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bedugul or The Bedugul Botanical Garden is one of the famous tourist attraction in Bali, exactly in Tabanan Regency. The Bedugul Botanical Garden is located at 1,250-1,450 meters above sea level. That is why Bali’s tropical climate doesn’t reach this area. During the daytime the temperature is around 17-25° C, and as the evening falls, the temperature can drop to 10-15° C.
What is interesting from a The Bedugul Botanical Gardens is the natural beauty of the unspoiled mountains, high place which always make this area is always foggy and cold air. The weather in this area is unpredictable. Hence, arm yourself with some warmth clothes, umbrella and raincoat. Around this tourist attraction there is a very famous tourist attraction of Lake Beratan.
Starting from the idea of Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo as director of nature study center who want a branch establishment of botanic gardens outside Java especially Bali as a nature conservacy area for the plant, then in 15 July 1959 Eka Karya Botanical Garden was officially established.
The name of Eka Karya mean the first botanical garden which is the result of hard work after an independent of Indonesia.
The 154 hectares of garden on the lower slopes of Mount Pohen, boasts an extensive collection of trees and flowers. Right after the entrance, you’ll come upon a vast green grass area, where people usually spread-out their mats and un-wrap their picnic baskets.
Bali Tree Top, an adventurous experience for the whole family, is located on the left side of the gardens, just after the entrance and the information centre. Here you can get a booklet which provides all the botanical names of all the plants and flowers in Bedugul Botanical Garden.