Cibodas Botanic Gardens

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Indonesia - west Java - Cianjur

Institution Code: BO(C)

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Cibodas Botanic Gardens

Kebun Raya Cibodas (Cibodas Botanic Garden) was founded in Dutch time. Johannes Ellias Teijsmann, curator of 'sLands Plantentuin te Buitenzorg (now Bogor Botanic Garden)planted Chincona calisaya on 11 April 1852 in an area called Pasir Tjibodas and developed this area into Bergtuin te Tjibodas. Initially, as quinine and high-economic value plants plantation, this garden expanded until the top of Mount Gede and Pangrango. Now, this garden only occupies 85 hectares land at the foot of the mountain and exhibits tropical and highland flora of western Indonesia.

Plant collections are planted in two areas: garden and plant houses for Orchid, fern, Succulent and Cacti. This garden also has herbarium and seed collection. The newest collection is Bryophyte which displays resemble of Mt. Gede Pangrango.

Amorphophallus titanum or Carcass Flower is another interesting plant. Last Flowering in 2007 with more than 3 m height. Castanopsis argentea, Altingia excelsa are some of the representative of high altitude plants that planted here. Also Araucaria spp stands in the queue, forming Araucaria Avenue become an interesting place to look in to.

Main Address:
Cibodas Botanic Gardens
Cimacan, Cipanas
west Java 43253 Indonesia

Telephone: +62 263 512233/520419
Fax: +62 263 512233
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Agus Suhatman, M.P.
    Curator's Name: M. Imam Surya, PhD
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Imawan Wahyu Hidayat
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number: 6
    Research Staff Number: 25
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
  • Date founded: 1852
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 85 Hectares
    Latitude: -6.8648
    Longitude: 107.6315
    Altitude: 1250.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Kebun Raya Cibodas
  • Local Address: Jl. Kebun Raya Cibodas Cipanas
  • Locality: City: Cianjur
  • Locality: State: Jawa Barat

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Extensive collection of sub-tropical woody plants (e.g. Eucalyptus, conifers), tropical and sub-tropical ornamentals (e.g. Aloe, Agave, Acacia, Callistemon and Camellia) and Palmae.
    The study of propagation on Cyathea contaminans and Dicksonia blumei has been conducted in Cibodas BG. Related to this, there is also a reintroduction programme for Cyathea contaminans, which is now considered as rare plant.

    Now, Cibodas BG has also some collections of Amorphophallus titanum. Interestingly, the species grows very well in the mountainous environment of the garden.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes