History of the Botanical Garden
Long before it became the Botanical Gardens we know today, the Botanical Garden was originally a part of “samida” or artificial forest, in the era of Sunda Empire around the year 1474 to 1513. Artificial forest was made to preserve the environment as a place to nurture the seeds of the rare wood. In early 1800 - an, the Governor-General Thomas Stamford Raffles who inhabit the Bogor Palace has a huge interest in botany that intend to develop the Bogor Palace yard a beautiful garden. With the help of the botanist, Raffles conjure palace became a classic English-style botanical garden. Here's an idea that became the forerunner of the birth of the Botanical Garden and pretty, green and cool.
Establishment of Bogor Botanical Gardens started the development of science in Indonesia. From this was born a few other scientific institutions, such as the Bibliotheca Bogoriensis (1842), Herbarium Bogoriense (1844), Cibodas Botanical Garden (1860), Laboratory Treub (1884) and the Museum and Laboratory of Zoology (1894). On May 30, 1868, the Botanical Garden was officially separated the management is with the Bogor Palace yard.
Enjoying Exotic architecture around Europe
Once visitors enter the gates of the Botanical Garden, the tourists will immediately be spoiled with European-style architectural beauty that glows in the garden area. Bogor Botanical Gardens was known to be cool place because there are many large trees that shade. On the way around of Botanical Garden, then we will see Lady Raffles monument, which is a monument in memory of Lady Olivia Mariamne Raffles, wife of General Thomas Stamford Raffles (1811-1816).
Throughout the Bogor Botanical Gardens, there are many huge trees hundreds of years old. This tree is a cool place to take shelter and at once the object of interest for the photography. In addition, we are also given the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Bogor Palace, which is one of six palaces in Indonesia. The palace has some unique architecture, among others, the beautiful deer imported directly from Nepal.
One appeal of the Botanical Garden is the presence of Carrion Flower (Amorphophalus Titanum), which is one of the typical flowers of Indonesia. When approaching a flower, the corpse flower will release a very pungent smell of carrion. The flower can achieve high rates 2meter and is the world's largest compound flower plants. In addition, there is also the oldest palm trees in Southeast Asia are still alive today.
* Address Bogor Botanical Gardens:
Jl. Ir. H. No Juanda. PO BOX 309 13 16 003 Bogor, West Java - Indonesia
Tel. +62 251-8322187, 83 222