Eka Karya Botanic Garden

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Eka Karya Botanic Garden
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Gate of Eka Karya Botanic Garden.
Location Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia
Coordinates 8°16′40″S 115°09′16″E / 8.2778°S 115.1544°E / -8.2778; 115.1544Coordinates: 8°16′40″S 115°09′16″E / 8.2778°S 115.1544°E / -8.2778; 115.1544
Species >1500
Website http://www.kebunrayabali.com

Eka Karya Botanic Garden, also known as Bali Botanic Garden is a botanic garden in Bedugul, Bali, for botanical research, conservation, education and recreation.

The Eka Karya Botanic Garden is established on July 15, 1959 and situated at 1250–1450 m above sea level overlooking Beratan Lake and Ulundanu Temple, with an area of about 154 hectares (380 acres). Temperature is about 17 - 25°C in daytime and drops to 10 - 15°C at night with humidity 70-90%.[1]

More than 1,500 species of plants are preserved at Bali Botanic Garden, representing 1,187species of plants from mountainous areas of eastern Indonesia: Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua and 524 birches species from outside the country.[1]

Beside the plant collections, Eka Karya Botanic Garden also has a traditional Balinese house that functions as guest house for scientists who are doing observation. It is also open for public including tourists, especially for domestic tourists.

International tropical ferns conference[edit]

Indonesia has about 3,000 fern species from an estimated 10,000 fern species in the world. On 2-hectares Cyathea Park, Bedugul Botanic Garden collects modern and ancient species such as of Ophioglossaceae, Marattiaceae, Osmundaceae, Equisetaceae and Psilotaceae, but only four plants left in the garden and it are world endangered and the park will grow these ancient fern species after got permission from Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA). Ferns rich in vitamins, potassium, fiber, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, iron and anti-oxidants, but only a very people realize it. In 2014, an international conference on tropical ferns will be held in the park to share the research and development and also discuss the plants and their future in the botanical world..[1]

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