Conservation and research

Bali Botanic Garden is recognised as a leading research centre of plant biodiversity and conservation in Indonesia, conducting research in the field of horticulture, plant biodiversity and conservation with a focus on rare and endangered species from Eastern Indonesia.

Seeds and plants are accepted only if their provenance is known and only if they have been collected and imported legally. Plants that have the potential for invasiveness, genetic pollution or could introduce pests or diseases are carefully screened and evaluated before acceptance.

The botanic garden offers a number of scientific services and facilities in support of plant research and conservation, including a seed bank, herbarium, tissue culture laboratory, greenhouses, nursery, library and plant database.

More than 2,400 species of plants can be found in the Bali Botanic Garden. This ‘warehouse’ of plant genetics could be very useful in future if required for restoration purposes.

The garden also produces Kompenit, a quality nitrogen-fixing compost product which is available commercially.