Bogor Botanical Gardens

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13 Jalan Otto Iskandardinata, Bogor, Indonesia
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yuness yuness
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“Great place for relaxing” Jan 02, 2013
Bogor Botanical Gardens is Located at the foot of Mount Salak in Bogor, about 80 km from my place in Tangerang, and just 2 hours by public bus. The Gardens are known as "Buitenzorg" meaning " carefree ". and are located in an area of 87 hectares of the Bogor city.

The park is open every day for visitors, entrance is IDR 14.000($1.5).It is Busy on Sundays and public holidays, usually crowded. There is a paved path for visitors to stroll around at leisure and admire the old wrinkled trees which in places stand alongside a running river to hear the rustling leaves and listen to the flowing water rushing over boulders is so tranquil. An alternative is to take tour trip around in an openair tramcar, these circles the park not at any regular times, they leave when enough people board. You pay IDR 10.000...($1)

Bogor Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 species of palm trees, 5,000 trees that were collected from all over the tropics, and a house that has 3000 varieties of orchids but unfortunately not many orchids that I can see. Records show that the Bogor Botanical Gardens is a port for the 3504 plant species, 1273 genera in 199 families.

The history of the botanical garden is the result of the initiation of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles circa 1811-1816, who was the Governor General of the East Indies during the British rule in the archipelago. He brought plants from Kew Gardens botanical gardens in Britain. he planted the orchard and Raffles first just making small gardens. Botanical garden was later officially founded by the Dutch in 1817 under the directorship of CGC Reinwardt. This garden is a memorial to the wife of Raffles.

Bogor Botanical Gardens now serves as a Plant conservation research center for taxonomy and plant utilization. In horticulture, the garden serves as a place to study the adaptation of plants, planting and plant development.

In addition to the Bogor Botanical Gardens, there is also the Bogor Palace, built by the Governor-General van Imhoff during Dutch rule then later it became the residence of Sir Stamford Raffles during British rule in Indonesia.
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yuness says:
Yes you're right Cho, approximately 2 hours from Jakarta. Sorry I did not take a picture of the tree but indeed there are many big trees in Bogor Botanical Garden :)
Posted on: Apr 12, 2013
Cho says:
Is this the garden where they have the big trees too? I looked at your photos but couldn't find the trees. I think I have been there, not very far from Jakarta.
Posted on: Apr 12, 2013
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