The Bali Botanic Garden, otherwise known as the Eka Karya Botanic Garden, is an expansive tropical garden located in Bedugul. It is a place for research, conservation and leisure, and allows visitors to unwind in breathtaking and serene surroundings and learn about the fascinating plants and birdlife unique to Bali. It overlooks the spectacular Beratan Lake and Ulundanu Temple.
Established in 1959 and covering over 150 hectares, the garden is home to more than 2000 species of plants, most representing varieties from mountainous parts of eastern Indonesia. You can learn about the uses many of these plants have in the daily lives of Balinese people, or head over to the Panca Yadnya Garden to see firsthand preserved plants used in ancient Hindu rituals. The Bali Treetop Adventure Park is an enormously fun way to explore the forest above ground, allowing you to caper like a monkey on ropes and nets. For a more tranquil experience, there are picturesque picnic areas and paths, and the garden boasts stunning views of forest-covered mountains and Beratan Lake.
Every year, about 200,000 visitors attend the garden, lured by its peaceful setting and spectacular views. The entrance fee costs less than a dollar per person, with an added 60 cents for car parking, and is open daily from 8 – 6. For special events, groups can reserve certain areas of the garden for their exclusive use. The weather can be unpredictable, so visitors are encouraged to bring a jacket and umbrella.
If you’re looking for a memorable way to enjoy a family outing or get-together, then the Bali Botanic Garden, with its year-round splendour, is the perfect location.