Balikpapan Botanical Gardens is superior tourism objects found around Balikpapan In addition to the Sungai Wain Protection Forest as a Primary Forest located in the North-West of the city center. City are Balikpapan Botanical Gardens. This Ex-situ conservation area is located 18.4 Km from the city of Balikpapan with an area of around 191 ha. The development of this area is divided into two stages of development, 140 ha in the first phase, while the rest is prepared for the development of the second phase.
As one of the largest islands in Indonesia, the island of Borneo saves a wealth of various types of wood-producing plants, especially timber from tropical forests, the theme taken for the Balikpapan Botanical Gardens is “Indonesian Wood Plant Conservation”.
The laying of the first stone and the inauguration of the Balikpapan KR construction was carried out by the Minister of Public Works, Minister of Forestry, Head of LIPI, Deputy of IPH LIPI, Governor of East Kalimantan, Mayor of Balikpapan, then continued with socialization and scientific discussion on the construction of Balikpapan Balikpapan and the initial planting of 20 collections of plants by officials and other top officials.