Bogor Botanic Gardens (Center for Plant Conservation - Botanic Gardens)

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Indonesia - West Java - Bogor

Institution Code: BO

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Scissors-shaped Pond at Kenari Avenue, the historical avenue built in 1831.
Scissors-shaped Pond at Kenari Avenue, the historical avenue built in 1831.

About the Bogor Botanic Gardens (Center for Plant Conservation - Botanic Gardens)

The Bogor Botanic Gardens, Indonesia's first and foremost botanic garden, is 87 hectares of beautifully kept trees, plants flowers, lawns and ponds within a busy expanding city of 1 million people. It is also a world famous institution for research and conservation that has developed over many years and is continuing to do so. The Garden is an important part of Bogor city providing not only employment but a large ecotourism area for local residents, visitors from Jakarta and many passing tourists from abroad. The Garden also provide healthy air from its 12,300 plant specimens representing 3170 species, not included specimens in its nurseries.

Main Address:
Bogor Botanic Gardens (Center for Plant Conservation - Botanic Gardens)
Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No. 13
PO Box 309
West Java 16003 Indonesia

Telephone: 62 (0)251 8322187/ 8326871
Fax: 62 (0)251 8322187/ 8311362
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Didik Widyatmoko
    Curator's Name: Agus Suhatman, M.P.
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Siti Roosita Ariati
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 155
    Educational Staff Number: 18
    Research Staff Number: 62
    Administration Staff Number: 45

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1817
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 87 Hectares
    Latitude: -6.5959
    Longitude: 106.7900
    Annual Rainfall: 4330 mm
    Altitude: 250.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Cibinong Science Center and Botanic Gardens (Ecopark), Indonesian Institute of Sciences.
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Kebun Raya Bogor
  • Local Address: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 13, Kelurahan Paledang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah
  • Locality: City: BOGOR
  • Locality: State: West Java Province

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 49900
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1500000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12350
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 4000
  • Special Collections:Arecaceae, Orchidaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Palmae, tropical fruits, Musaceae, Dioscoreaceae. Extensive collection of tropical woody species, mainly from unlocalised origins, including species of Burseraceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Leguminosae, Meliaceae.
    The total number of orchid collections in Bogor BG is around 500 species, all of which are native to Indonesia. Besides the study on tissue culture, one of the studies conducted by our staff is about the population dynamic of saprophytic species Didymoplexis pallens. This species grows naturally under the giant bamboo of Gigantochloa spp., not far from the main office of Bogor BG. It is quite interesting to found a unique orchid species growing naturally inside the botanic garden’s area. In situ conservation in an ex situ conservation area.

    Rafflesia spp. has a strategic value from both scientific and conservation viewpoints. The study on conservation biology of Rafflesia in Bogor BG has been carrying out using many different approaches including anatomical studies, seed characterization, and in vitro studies. As part of these, ecological observation has also been conducted on the natural population of Rafflesia patma in Leuweung Sancang, West Java.

    One of the collections from Apocynaceae family is Kibatalia wigmani. The species is considered as important because of its conservation status. According to IUCN Red List (2008), it is categorized as Vulnerable. The plants were collected by Bogor BG staff from Minahasa, North Sulawesi.

    Of all Dipterocarps species collected in Bogor BG, 36 of which are also categorized as Threatened. These include 6 Dipterocarpus species, 6 Hopea species, 10 Shorea species, and Upuna borneensis, a monotypic genus endemic to Borneo. All the 36 species are listed below:
    1. Anisoptera costata
    2. Anisoptera marginata
    3. Cotylelobium lanceolatum
    4. Dipterocarpus gracilis
    5. Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
    6. Dipterocarpus hasseltii
    7. Dipterocarpus littoralis
    8. Dipterocarpus retusus
    9. Dipterocarpus rigidus
    10. Dryobalanops aromatica
    11. Dryobalanops beccarii
    12. Dryobalanops lanceolata
    13. Hopea bancana
    14. Hopea celebica
    15. Hopea mengarawan
    16. Hopea nigra
    17. Hopea pierrei
    18. Hopea sangal
    19. Parashorea globosa
    20. Parashorea lucida
    21. Shorea balangeran
    22. Shorea faguetiana
    23. Shorea guiso
    24. Shorea johorensis
    25. Shorea leprosula
    26. Shorea materialis
    27. Shorea montigena
    28. Shorea platyclados
    29. Shorea selanica
    30. Shorea tesymanniana
    31. Upuna borneensis
    32. Vatica bantamensis
    33. Vatica brunigii
    34. Vatica pauciflora
    35. Vatica teysmanniana
    36. Vatica venulosa
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes