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Purwodadi Botanic Garden

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Indonesia - East Java - Pasuruan

Institution Code: BO(P)

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Purwodadi Botanic Garden

Purwodadi Botanic Garden is an 85 hectares garden located in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. It was established on January 30th, 1941, and specifically designated to conserve plants from typical habitats of low lands and dry areas.

Several important plant taxa including Orchidaceae, Musaceae, Arecaceae, Fabaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Apocynaceae, Ebenaceae, and other taxa, have been conserved in this garden, collected from a wide range of areas in Indonesia. Research programmes have been focusing on plant taxonomy, biology, ecology, and propagation.

This garden has attractive areas, such as Bougainville Park, Mexican Park, and Bungur Avenue making this garden as one of the popular tourists destinations in East Java.

Main Address:
Purwodadi Botanic Garden
Jl. Surabaya-Malang Km.65 Purwodadi Pasuruan
East Java 67163 Indonesia

Telephone: +62 343 615 033
Fax: +62 341 426 046
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Deden Mudiana
    Curator's Name: Sugeng Budiharta
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Rachmawan Adi Laksono
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 17
    Educational Staff Number: 11
    Research Staff Number: 25
    Administration Staff Number: 31

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1941
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 85 Hectares
  • Total Area: 85 Hectares
    Latitude: -7.9392
    Longitude: 112.9528
    Annual Rainfall: 2366 mm
    Altitude: 300.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 448 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Kebun Raya Purwodadi-LIPI
  • Local Address: Jl. Raya Surabaya-Malang Km.65 Purwodadi
  • Locality: City: Pasuruan
  • Locality: State: Jawa Timur

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1468
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 167000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 11684
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1925
  • Special Collections:Orchidaceae, Musaceae, Fabaceae, Bamboos, Ferns,Bamboos, and other Indonesian native plants that have typical habitats lowlands and dry areas. Currently, the garden recorded a total of 11,429 specimens in cultivation, representing 1,858 species of which there were 319 orchids species, 30 Bamboos species, 60 ferns species, 114 banana cultivars, 157 species of Fabaceeae,and 96 spesies of Arecaceae.
    Purwodadi BG has 319 orchid species, and many more are still being identified. So, in total, the number of orchid species can reach approximately 400 species. Of these, 5 species are endemic to Java, i.e. Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum, Rhynchostylis retusa, Eria javanica, Tuberolabium odoratissimum, and Trichotosia uriesiana. Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is chosen to be the symbol of Purwodadi BG because it is endemic to East Java.

    Bamboos species that have habitat specialisation in low land and dry areas are Dendrocalamus asper, Bambusa blumeana, Gigantochloa manggong, Schizostachima irratum, Dinochloa matmat, Bambusa vulgaris, and Gigantochloa apus.

    Asplenium nidus, Adiantum trapeziforme, Lygodium circinnatum, Platycerium coronarium, and Athyrium esculentum are amongst important taxa in the fern collections of Purwodadi BG.

    Banana (Musaceae):
    There are about 114 cultivars of banana in Purwodadi,which are native to Indonesia and mostly collected from Java. For example, Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana.

    Some of Fabaceae collections that are specialised in low land and dry habitats are Crudia bantamensis, Adenanthera pavonina, Parkia speciosa, and P. timoriana.

    Areca catechu, A. pinnata, and Borassus flabellifer are some of collections of Arecaceae in Purwodadi BG.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: 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
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: 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
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes