When visiting Ghana, the Aburi Botanical Garden is a popular one day trip destination when based in Accra, with a mix of indigenous and exotic trees. Out of the five botanic gardens in Ghana Aburi Garden is the oldest and biggest one.
The Garden is situated about an hour away from Accra, the capital of Ghana. Due to the cool and breezy climate at the green Akuapem Hills where the Aburi Garden is located, it is popular with tourists and locals alike.
You can access Aburi easily by public transport from the Madina Station in Accra and other cities as well. The admission fee is five Ghanaian Cedis for a Ghanaian adult and ten Ghanaian Cedis for a non-Ghanaian Adult.
Once inside the Aburi Garden you can grab something to eat from the food spots onsite like kebab or palm wine. It is also allowed to picnic and even camp inside the botanical garden. If you are interested in history the tour guides are the right persons to ask. They share knowledge about the various trees, plants, and the evolution of the garden. There is also a lot to discover and take pictures of like the abandoned helicopter or the carved “tree of life”.
Aburi Garden is a botanical paradise that captivates visitors with its stunning natural beauty, diverse flora, and tranquil ambiance. It provides an escape from the city life, offering a serene and immersive experience in the heart of Ghana’s Akuapem Hills. Whether one seeks solitude, exploration, or simply a connection with nature, Aburi Garden stands as a testament to Ghana’s rich biodiversity and cultural heritage.