Bedugul Botanical Garden is named Eka Karya Botanical Garden. The botanical garden in Bedugul area is one of the favorite places for the tourist especially local tourist. This garden is very popular and a lot of tourists visit it on the weekend or during the National Holidays. Inside the garden area, there are varieties of beautiful flowers and plantation. This site is the largest Botanical Garden in Indonesia as well. And also, this garden is the first botanical garden that made by local Indonesian people. Beside become a tourist destination, this site also purposed for conservation, research, education, and recreation for the people. This site is part of our Bedugul Tour Itinerary.
Name of Eka Karya Botanical Garden is given by I Made Taman (Head of Nature Conservation Department of Indonesia). Word “Eka” means one or first, and “Karya” means creation. It is named Eka Karya because this botanical garden is the first botanical garden that purely created by Indonesian people. This garden is officially open on 15 July 1959 and announced by Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo (Head of Indonesian Botanical Garden). On that time, the garden area is only about 50 hectares. On 2001 -2008, the botanical garden developed its area into 157.5 hectares.
In the beginning, Bedugul Botanical Garden is purposed for conservation of needled – leaved plantation only. Then this garden develops and keeps on adding their plantations collections. And now, there are several groups of plantation that exist in this site. They are:
Not only for collection, the management of this botanical garden also want to develop those plantation. And by the time, the purpose of this garden is not only for conservation. But it also developed as research, education, recreation, and tourist destination for the people.
The garden is located in the middle of Bali Island. It is located in Candikuning Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan Regency. It is 55 km away from Denpasar or take about 1,5 hour drive with our Bali Tour Driver. From Singaraja, it is taking about 45 minutes drive or about 30 km away from North of Bali. Since it is situated on the top of ex-volcano Bedugul, the latitude is about 1,250 – 1,450 meters above the sea water level. The average temperature here is about 18 – 20 degrees of Celsius with humidity up to 70 – 90% on the air.
You may visit this site after Bali Dolphin Tour in Lovina Beach. Or find out more details and reservation for tour to this area. We provide Bali Private Tour service and can give you some Bali Tour Itinerary recommendation during your holiday in Bali.