Bali Botanic Garden Bedugul Bali, a large botanical park for research, conservation, tourism and education situated in the Bedugul region, Bali, Indonesia. Bali Botanic Garden is a large tropics botanic park in Bali situated in Bedugul region, Candikuning Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan Regency, from the central highlands of Bali about 56 kilometers from Denpasar City. Bali Botanical Garden Bedugul was previously known as the Eka Karya Botanical Garden, is situated at an altitude of 1250-1450 over sea level, with an area of 157.5 hectares. The average temperature in Kebun Raya Bali is 17°, – 25°, C through daytime and 10°, – 15°, C at nighttime, with the humidity of 70 – 90%.
Since the weather is difficult to predict, visitors are advised to always cook warm garments, umbrella or raincoat. To get to the location of the Bali Botanic Garden, visitors are welcome to utilize cab, car, motorcycle or tourist bus since public transport isn’t convenient because of the irregular schedule. The other locations of interest near Bali Botanic Garden or around Bedugul region are Ulun Bratan Danu Temple, Beratan lake and Bedugul’s fruits and vegetables marketplace. Bali Botanical Garden is a special location on the island of Bali which unites botanical research, plant preservation, education and recreation. Here we could unwind and revel in the beauty and peacefulness while learning the advantages of several kinds of plants, like plants such as medicines, the plants for ceremonial purposes, along with other tropics rainforest plants and bird life.
History of Bali Botanical Garden – Kebun Raya Bali. The history of the Bali Botanical Garden was initiated by the idea of the Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo, Chair of the Board of the Environmental Research Center who’s also the head of Indonesian botanical gardens, also I Made Taman, to establish a branch of the Botanical Garden outside Java, in this case, is Bali. Approach to the provincial government of Bali starting in 1955 until finally in 1958 the authorities in Bali is officially offering to the Board of the Environmental Research Center to establish the Botanical Garden in Bali. Under the arrangement, given the botanical garden location covers an area of 50 hectares of forest and reforestation Candikuning directly adjacent to the nature reserve Batukau.
Right on the date of July 15, 1959, Eka Karya Botanical Garden was inaugurated by Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo, Director of the Institute for Nature Research Center as an achievement of the decree of Head Regional Level 1 Bali 19 January 1959 No. 19/E.3/2/4. The name Eka Karya for the Bali Botanical Garden, proposed by I Made Taman. Eka means One and Karya means the Work Results. Thus Eka Karya can be interpreted as the initial botanical garden which is the outcome of the Indonesian nation itself after Indonesian independence.