Kuningan Botanical Garden

09-06-2017 Kuningan Regencies 78472 viewed


Kuningan Botanical Garden is an implementation of the Ministry of Environment and Agenda 21, for developing each region with one botanical garden. This is apparently in line with the vision and mission of Kuningan Regency sustainable development. In an effort to implement this, the development of this region carried out by the Local Government District Kuningan cooperate with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia/LIPI) through the Center for Plant Conservation Bogor Botanical Garden. Botanical Garden is located in the village of Gandamekar, Kuningan northern district, West Java.
Kuningan Botanical Garden was developed to minimize the degradation of natural resources are much eroded by development. Kuningan Botanical Garden has an area of about 175 hectares, and is divided into nine zones. Topography of Kuningan Botanical Garden ranging from rolling hills, with a height of 490-870 meters above sea level, the expanse of volcanic rock and steep banks of water flow. Kuningan Botanical Garden have a source of water from the river in the southern Cipari Kuningan and Botanical Gardens in the central part of the basin area there is a lake or a region called the Situ , the Situ Cibuntu.
Initiation of Botanical Kuniningan Garden regional development started in 2005 and until now has been running for 8 years. The development process of Kuningan Botanical Garden annualy continues to increase, both the increase in the provision of infrastructure such as building managers, means of road vehicles, road tracks, and irrigation facilities, and conservation management as nursery management, plant collection, data collection and registering plant collections, and increase in the number of plant nurseries and collection , as well as an increase in human resources is done through training activities.
The Kuningan Botanical Garden also functioned as nature-based ecotourism. The number of collections vegetation has been planted in the Botanical Gardens there are 250 species, 8540 specimens as well as the number of plants in the nursery 345 species and 16 937 spesime. Some plant species are developed include Tree Jamblang, Longan, Kedoya, Pangsor, Aren, Durian, Walnuts, Cloves and Lame. In the botanical garden there are also facilities like a thematic park designed Awi Parks and Gardens rocks.
Kuningan Botanical Garden is an outdoor recreation park at the same time a scientific locus for tourists as well as the surrounding community. As for accessibility to the area of the Kuningan Botanical Gardens can be achieved and passed through Ciracas-Padabeunghar.
Source : Nur Hidayat

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