Aburi Botanic Gardens, Aburi (Eastern region)
Aburi Botanic Gardens, Aburi, Eastern region of Ghana
The magnificent central avenue at Aburi
Aburi Botanical Gardens. Situated about 2 hours drive from the capital city of Accra. These gardens were opened in 1890 according to the guide.
The entrance fee is very nominal
The gardens are arranged into about 7 lawns with different types of trees and plants - e.g. a palm lawn, spice lawn, fruit lawn etc.
Highlights for me were the 150 + year old Kapok tree and this Parasite tree that you can walk right into and poke your head out of.
All in all the gardens are very beautiful. You can even stay in the guesthouse if you want to.
Aburi town and the surrounding countryside is also worth taking a look at if you have time.
On the way up from Accra, near Aburi there's also lots of craft stalls where you can pur-chase your objet if you feel so inclined. Less hassle than trying to get stuff at many places in Accra.