I’m now safe and sound back at home in Sydney – and despite still being unwell, I’m pleased to report that I’m mostly feeling much more clear-headed and refreshed after my trip to Bali. Phew!
This is the final in my series of mostly photographic blog posts featuring images from Bali. The images below are all from the wonderful and quite new Botanic Garden just outside of Ubud.
I spent a wonderful few hours roaming the six hectare site – and decided that I’d be doing so regularly if I lived there! The Garden has a wonderful diversity and plenty of dense, hidden spots to explore – and lots of shade to help keep you out of the piercing sun. There is an impressive collection of beautiful orchids, a very peaceful meditation space, a lotus pond, a great hedge maze, an Islamic garden and much more.
Also, unlike many other sights I visited in Bali, the Garden is very well organised and even features useful signage – but not in a way that is at all intrusive. All this and the Garden has been open for just a year!
Plus I enjoyed a delicious, fresh lunch in the Botanic Garden cafe which featured a number of veggies and a tall glass of juice from passionfruit all grown in the Garden itself.
So if you go to Ubud, the Botanic Garden is a must see! It was definitely a major highlight of my trip.