Aburi Botanical Gardens: The Pride Of The East
The Eastern region of Ghana does not boast of much in terms of tourism and side attractions as compared to the other areas like the Central region of Ghana. And in fact, the region is one of the less-visited regions for tourists who want to experience nature and some amazing monuments.
One place in the Eastern region which has however held the fort for the region in terms of tourism is the Aburi Botanical Gardens located on the Akuapem Ridge.
The Aburi Botanical Gardens which occupies an area of 64.8 hectares was first opened in March 1890 by Governor William Brandford-Griffith and one John Farrel, a Sierra Leonean Medical doctor.
In the 1900s, the garden played a significant role in the production of Cocoa as the garden specialised in the growing of cocoa seedlings and also served as a centre where research on Cocoa seedlings took place.
Over the last hundred years, the garden has undergone changes and modulation to become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Eastern Region. The Garden which boasts of several plant and tree species such as the Kigelia and spine palm receives a lot of visitors during festive periods, while a lot of videos in the arts and entertainment industries are shot there due to the beauty and natural scenery of the garden.
So if you are in the Eastern region and looking for a tourist site to begin your travel adventure, then the best place to start this journey is the Aburi Botanical Garden located in Aburi on the Akuapem Ridge. For lovers of trees and natural sceneries, Aburi Garden provides the best experience to have a closer look and feel of such an environment.