The Eka Karya Botanical Garden is a place known for plant conservation, botanical research, and recreation. Away from the southern island heat, it provides a rather cooling atmosphere with beautiful scenery amid its forest and mountainous setting. Apart from this, the garden, which is well-equipped with seed collections, living collections of various trees and ferns and a herbarium, is also a site for field explorations. The flower gymnosperms hail all the way from the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, China, as well as North and South America. There is also a traditional Balinese house located within the gardens, called the Ethnobotany Building, which houses the garden’s collection of ethnobotanical artefacts. Plant breeding programmes are also carried out to identify plants that are susceptible to genetic pollution and diseases.
In this Learning Experience, learners will find out more about how plants pollinate, the differences between self-pollination and cross-pollination, and how artificial pollination can produce plants with desirable traits. This Learning Experience is suitable for Lower Secondary Students and above.