Taman Bunga Nusantara

Taman Bunga Nusantara is the garden where we can find lots of blooming flowers within a 35 hectares of perfectly manicured lawn. It has plenty of topiaries, theme gardens, picnic areas, and play grounds. 

Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

When you buy tickets, please consider either buy a combo ticket, which combined the entrance ticket with the tram ticket or buy a separate garden car ticket. The garden tram, train and car operate as a shuttle bus, which we can hop on and off in the designated areas. It is really useful when you are tired exploring this huge garden. It will be too late if you decide to hop on the garden car when you are in the far corner of the garden, since you can only buy the ticket near the entrance.

Garden Tram at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Giant Peacock Topiary at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

First thing we see upon entering this garden is a cascade waterfall. Next is a topiary of a giant peacock! They need more than twenty-five thousands potted plant to filled in the body and more than sixty thousands potted plant to decorate the tail. The flower pattern of this peacock is changed every two to three months. Actually, that's the secret how Taman Bunga Nusantara manages to have bloomed flowers all year round: they use potted flower plants abundantly! Any withered flower will be replaced simultaneously. 

A Dinosaur Topiary overlooks the garden at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Other topiaries are smaller than the peacock and scattered all over the garden. The two dinosaurs are eye catching, while the giraffes are too blended with the background. There is a giant bunny and we will see more but smaller topiaries in the center of the labyrinth.

The Labyrinth at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Topiaries in the center of the Labyrinth at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

The labyrinth is fun and challenging. It is huge, it covers one hectare of land. There are two entrance to the labyrinth, one is located near the watch tower, the other one is on the opposite side. It is easy to get lost in this labyrinth, but for those who want the easy way out, there is a labyrinth map sold on the entrance ;-)

Watch Tower at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
One of the path inside Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
One of the picnic location inside Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

The watch tower is the highest structure in this garden. Hence, we can see the garden below clearly, including the labyrinth. Then further on we can see a fountain.

The fountain at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
View from watch tower - Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Now, it is difficult to walk around Taman Bunga Nusantara systematically, because we will easily get sidetracked, while the path keeps branching. For example, it is hard to decide whether we keep straight from the peacock topiary to see the clock garden or go left to see water garden or take pictures with the dinosaurs topiary. There are too many beautiful spots to see and take pictures. So, you'd better allocate several hours to spend here.

Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

As a flower garden, there are several theme gardens inside Taman Bunga Nusantara. They are: 

  • Rose garden that full of rose bushes from several types. Not all of them are blooming though.
  • French garden, typical with its geometric shapes and symmetrical patterns on the principle of imposing order on nature. 
  • Mediteranian garden, mostly are filled with cacti.
  • Japanese garden is surrounded by white walls. Tranquility emanates from this garden. It has one cherry blossom tree, although it has no flower, since this tree is not common and difficult to bloom in Indonesia
French Garden at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Japanese Garden at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
  • Bali garden, which is a lush tropical garden decorated with a gazebo to relax. It is separated from the rest of the garden by a Balinese gate called Candi Bentar.
  • Palm garden is a wide lawn where various types of palms are planted.
  • American garden. There are two types of American garden displayed here: the Country Classic garden and Native garden.
  • Water garden, where we will see various types of lotus and water lily as well as the giant  water lily called Victoria amazonica, which has huge leaves. 
Balinese Garden at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Begonia garden inside the green house at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Taman Bunga Nusantara also has a state of the art green house. We have to pay additional ticket of Rp. 5,000/person to enter the premises. Unfortunately, the advanced technology is wasted here. It seems there is no real purpose of what this green house is for. Hence, there is no significant success of planting anything since the beginning. It has been used for many different types of plants and now it becomes a garden for begonia.

Begonia garden inside the green house at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Tips: bring an umbrella for the unpredictable weather. During our visit, the weather changes dramatically, from a scorching sun to a pouring rain in a matter of hours.

Since Taman Bunga Nusantara opens daily from 8am to 5pm, we can stay all day long there. There are a couple of restaurants where we can dine-in. Alternatively, bring your own food and have a picnic! This garden has a couple of picnic areas :)

One of the picnic location inside Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Albustan Resto & Coffee Shop at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
Marigold Cafe & Hana Resto at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Children can happily play in Alam Imajinasi. There are several games offered there, such as ATV ride, go-cart ride, bumper car, train ride, horse ride, etc. However, we have to pay additional ticket for each game. On average the ticket price is Rp. 25,000.

Go-cart ride at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak
ATV ride at Taman Bunga Nusantara in Cipanas, Puncak

Directions to Taman Bunga Nusantara

The Black Swan - Taman Bunga Nusantara's mascot

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 8am-5pm

Weekend: 8am-5.30pm

Ticket:

Entrance fee: Rp. 40,000

Entrance fee + Garden tram:     Rp. 50,000

Entrance fee + Dotto train:         Rp. 50,000

Garden car: Rp. 5,000

The coordinate of this garden is -6.7275000,107.0794449. There are several small roads we can choose to go there, either from Jakarta or Bandung. All of these roads are in the main road of the small town of Cipanas. 

Cipanas is also popular with the Cipanas presidential palace, Cibodas botanical garden and Little Venice in Kota Bunga.

Taman Bunga Nusantara is not the only beautiful garden/park in the land of Sunda. These other parks are equally interesting, what do you think?

Bogor Botanical Garden
Orchid Forest Cikole, Lembang
Scientia Square Park in Summarecon Serpong
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