The Eka Karya Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden in Indonesia and is located in the mountainous region of Bedugul, Bali. The Garden was built on 15 July 1959 and is situated around 1300 metres above sea level. The Garden contains more than 21,000 living specimens belonging to 2,400 species, representing various species from mountainous areas of eastern Indonesia: Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. In addition, its herbarium contains 10,000 preserved plant specimens ranging from algae to flowering plants. Apart from plant collections that include orchids, ferns, cacti and carnivorous plants, there is also a traditional Balinese style guesthouse that functions as a guesthouse for visitors.
In this Learning Experience, students will explore the effects of human activities on nature by understanding the nutrient intake in plants. This lesson is suitable for secondary student Year 4 and above.