Since launching, the development of”Eka Karya” Bali Botanic Garden Bedugul Bali always have a situation down and upward with the alternation of management, between Bali Provincial Forest Service and the management of Botanic Garden itself.
Bali Botanic Garden have been managed for 2 times by Bali Provincial Forestry Office, on 15 July 1959 – 16 May 1964. And following the events of the G 30 S / PKI (1966-1975), the management of the gardens directly by the botanical garden team itself for 2 periods, since 16 May 1964 – December 1965 and one Apr 1975 until now.
From 1964 until today, the”Eka Karya” Bali Botanic Garden has experienced 11 times changes in leadership with various renewal. Under the leadership of that I Gede Ranten, B.Sc (1975 – 1977) botanical gardens enlarged until 129.2 hectares. The expansion was inaugurated by the Chairman of Indonesian Institute of Sciences Prof.Dr.Ir. Tubagus Bachtiar Rifai on 30 Apr 1976 and was notable by the planting of the plant Chamae cyparis obtusa.
Under the leadership of Ir. Mustaid Siregar, M.Si (2001 – 2008) botanical gardens enlarged again to become 157.5 hectares. Although at the start of the establishment devoted to the conservation of coniferous plants (gymnosperms), the Bali Botanic Garden situated at an altitude of 1250-1450 m above sea level with temperatures ranging between 18-20 ° C and moisture of 70-90 percent is developed into the conservation of tropics deserts plant of eastern Indonesia.
The present status is the Technical Implementation Unit Botanical Garden Plant Conservation Center”Eka Karya” Bali (Decree of the Head of Indonesian Institute of Sciences No. 1019/M/2002, 12 June 2002) and the Special Purpose Zone as Forest Education and Research for allotment of botanical gardens”Eka Karya” Bali (Decree of the Minister of Forestry Indonesia No. 252/Kpts-II/2003, 28 July 2003). With a collection of thousands of plants which aren’t only from Indonesia, the Bali Botanic Garden is the right place for research, education, and tourism.
Bedugul Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali holidays, areas of interest
More than 2000 species of plants are preserved at this huge botanical park, represent plants from mountain regions of the eastern Indonesia: Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua. New plants are acquired from commercial nurseries, arboreta, from the other botanic gardens, plant breeding applications, and collecting expeditions.
The collections of plant located in Bali Botanic Garden are ferns and mosses, orchids, begonias, cactus, plants such as medicines, plants as materials for religious rituals of Balinese Hindu, aquatic plants, bamboos, Rhododendron, Araceae, Herbarium, and also birdwatching with over 79 species of birds that live wild in the Bali Botanic Garden.
The four main functions of Bali Botanic Garden are:
Exploration, Inventory, and Research
The institution offers a number of scientific services and facilities in support of plant research and conservation, such as herbarium, seed bank, library, glasshouses, nursery, and plant database.