Feb 19, 2009

Bogor Botanical Garden

Bogor Botanical Garden built in 1817 by Prof. G Reinwardt on 200-hectare area, the best known botanic garden for tropical plants in the world will amaze you with more than 15,000 plant species. You might see the Presidential Palace from this place.

The most renowned of public gardens and one which has won international acclaim, is the Bogor Botanic Gardens, 60 kms south of Jakarta.

Laid out initially at the orders of the British Lieutenant Governor Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles with the help of experts from the Kew Gardens, the Bogor Botanic Gardens were inaugurated in 1817, after the end of the five-year British interregnum, by Dutch Governor General Van Der Capellen.

Bogor Botanical Garden It covers an area of 87 hectares [about 217,5 acres) and has a collection of more than 15,000 native and foreign plant species, including orchids and the giant Rafflesia which blooms only once a year.
Affiliated with the Botanic Gardens are the Herbarium Bogoriense containing preserved plant species, the Zoological Museum and the Treub Laboratory.

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