The Kebun Raya Botanical Gardens also go by the names Bedugul Botanical Garden and Kebun Raya Eka Karya. The tropical garden is located in the Balinese, plateau area of Beduguland was declared a botanical garden in 1959. The attraction spans three hundred and eighty nine acres and boasts nearly thirty thousand plant varieties. The Botanical Gardens are under the authority of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and are maintained to facilitate botanical research, conservation efforts, education and recreation.Nature enthusiastsvisiting the regionwill also be fascinated by the AyungRiver’s sacred spring, which is renowned for its healing properties and overlookedby the COMO Shambhala Estate Bali, one of the best known Bali spa resorts.
The Kebun Raya Botanical Gardens is surrounded by rolling hills and offers magnificent views of the Lake Beratan and Ulun Danu Temple. The impressive assortment of orchids holds more than three hundred species. Over five hundred birch specimens have been painstakingly gathered from six continents. One hundred types of cactus have been brought from Africa, Germany, America, Indonesia and also Switzerland. Among the many dedicated categories of flora you will find a rose garden, a collection of ferns, a collection of bamboo and even a garden consisting of medicinal plants. There are souvenir shops, the Usadacafé and even a Balinese style guest house to accommodate researchers; on the premises.
Visitors are warned that while the weather is generally cool, rain can be hard to predict, they are advised to carry a rain coat or umbrella. The location itself can be hard to reach and public transport to the area is not convenient nor regular; to reach the gardens hiring a car, using a taxi service or riding on a tourist bus are the best options. One can also join a Bedugul Tour, which includes a guided tour of this lush, green attraction.
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