The Halu Oleo University Botanical Garden (UHO) has been recognized by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) as the “First Botanical Garden established by Universities” on March 24, 2016. The UHO Botanical Gardens carries the theme “Sulawesi Endemic Plants” according to factual conditions in the field and Indonesian ecoregion map, where part of the UHO Botanical Gardens area is a secondary forest that represents the condition of natural forests in the past.
Sulawesi is known as part of the Wallacea region which is blessed with unique natural wealth because the types of plants and animals contained in it are different from plants and animals originating from Asia and Australia. The UHO Botanical Garden is expected to become a world reference in the conservation of Sulawesi’s endemic plants, especially those that adapt well to the Pamah region.
The UHO Botanical Garden has a land area of approximately ± 22.88 ha consisting of 3 blocks, namely 1). The large block of 18.46 ha is the main conservation area consisting of collection gardens and several thematic parks, 2). A small block of 1 ha is an arboretum area which has been overgrown with iron / wood nona, Xanthostemon petiolatus and, 3). The swamp block of 3.42 ha is a thematic sago park area, especially Sulawesi sago.