Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Visit Bogor Botanical Garden : A Legacy of British Colonization in Indonesia

The main gate
Kebun Raya Bogor, or Bogor Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden  located in the city of Bogor in West Java. It covers an area of 87 hectares and has around 15,000 species of trees and plant collections. Currently the Bogor Botanical Gardens visited as a tourist spot, especially on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bogor Botanical Garden at the back yard of Bogor Palace.
According to the inscription Batutulis, Bogor Botanical Gardens was originally a man-made forests that have existed at the time of the Sunda kingdom with the king Prabu Siliwangi (1474-1513 AD). In the early 1800s the Governor-General Thomas Stamford Raffles, who inhabited the Bogor Palace and had a great interest in botany, interested in developing Bogor Palace yard into a beautiful garden. With the help of the Dutch botanist, Raffles change Bogor Palace yard became a classic English-style garden.

In remembrance of the his first lady, Sir Thomas  Stamford Raffles, the lieutenant-governor of Java from 1811 to 1816, erected Lady Raffles Memorial. Olivia Mariamne Raffles died in 1814 of malaria, aged 43 and was buried in Batavia (Jakarta, now). As the first lady, Olivia Mariamne introduced a number of social reform to Javanese society. The poetry inscribed on the monument was written by Olivia Mariamne herself.

The Lady Raffles Memorial.

General Information on Bogor Botanical Garden.

Once entering the Bogor Botanical garden, visitors will be provided with general information on as follows: facilities consisting of 

Garden Shop.
  1. Main gate
  2. Information Center
  3. Zoological Museum
  4. Conservation Building (Public Education & Exhibition)
  5. Library
  6. Guest House
  7. Treeb Laboratory
  8. Garden Shop
  9. Nursery
  10. Gate II
  11. Main Office
  12. Mosque
  13. Herbarium & Seeds Museum
  14. Gate III
  15. Cafe
  16. Orchid Nursery
  17. Tissue Culture Laboratory
  18. Gate IV
  19. Mosque
  20. Reintroduction & Rare Plants Nursery
  21. Outbond  Area.

Interesting Sites 
  1. Lady Raffles Memorial
  2. JJ Smith Memorial
  3. Scissor Pond
  4. Teisjmann Park
  5. Dutch Graveyard
  6. Bogor Palace
  7. Canary Avenue I
  8. Canary Avenue II
  9. Hanging Bridge
  10. Surya Lembayung Bridge
  11. Astrid Avenue
  12. Orchid House
  13. Sudjana Kanaan Park

    Scissor Pond
 Plants Collection
  1. Medicinal Plant Collection
  2. King Tree
  3. Araceon Plant Collection
  4. Amorphophallus titanum (A Giant Flower From Sumatra)
  5. Rattan
  6. Pandanus Collection
  7. Cactus Collection (Maxican Garden)
  8. Palm Collection
  9. Water Plant Collection
  10. Orchidarium (Giant Orchid)
  11. Climbing Plants Collection
  12. Fern Collection
  13. Wild Corner
  14. Cinnamomum Collection
  15. Victoria amaronica
  16. Wood Plant Collection — Pig Canary, Burmese rosewood, Pink Handkerchief Tree,Gogo Vine
  17. Bamboo Collection
Bamboo Collection.
Bogor Botanical Garden is situated in the city center. The address of the garden is at  Jalan Ir. Haji Juanda No.13, Indonesia. It is conveniently accessible by train as well cars. Starting from Jakarta, visitors can reach this garden by riding a train from train stations in Jakarta and stop in train station in Bogor. From the station, visitors can practically stroll toward the President Palace of Bogor, which is part of the botanical garden. But the fastest way is toll road Jagorawi connecting Jakarta to Ciawi and exit to Bogor City Center. On entering the gate, visitors need to pay tickets with prices as follows:
Kebun Raya Bogor viewed from Grand Garden, Cafe and Resto.

Source: http:www.wikipedia.com and https://raun2nomaden.wordpress.com


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