A lush green escape in a place where time seems to stand still. A spot of pure tranquillity where you feel like you are stepping back in time to an age far removed from what we bear witness to everyday. A getaway that surrounds you with peace, while offering reminders of the island’s rich heritage very much a part of the land that offers sustaining life. A visit to the Bali Botanic Garden is no ordinary experience!

One of the best places to see in Bali especially for nature lovers, this attraction which is also referred to as the Eka Karya Botanic Garden is an ideal hideaway in which to not only unwind, but get a unique insight into the island’s diverse natural treasures. Even if you are here on business at venues such as the Bali International Convention Centre, the Bali Botanic Garden in Bedugul is an ideal place to visit when you get some free time.

One of the features that make this garden stand out is the manner in which traditional Balinese architecture and sculptures have been incorporated into the landscape, including the impressive Kumbakarna Laga statue that towers over the grounds. As one strolls around the Bali Botanic Garden it is easy to get lost in thought amidst Mother Nature decked out in all her finery.

The gardens are home to a stunning array of over 2,000 plant species and among the highlights are the indigenous plants of Indonesia be it from Nusa Tenggara, Bali, Maluku or Sulawesi. Due to its diverse landscapes, the gardens can and do play a key role in plant conservation too. While exploring the site you will also come across plants and trees from Australia, China, South America and Africa too, lending a truly magical quality to the area.

A notable highlight at the Bali Botanic Garden are the thousands of orchids that can be found here including wild species that one may otherwise not get a chance to see. Specialised collections that feature roses, ceremonial plants, cactus and aquatic plants are also worth seeing as are the numerous bird species that have can be spotted on your journey.

Of course if you do want something more exciting to do you can always head to the TreeTop Adventure Park here that takes you on an adventure in the trees amidst breathtaking views of the garden.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.