Aburi Botanical Gardens, Accra

3.4
#2 of 7 in Parks in Accra
Opened in 1890 on the site of a former sanatorium for colonial officials, Aburi Botanical Gardens now represents a popular picnic spot. Take a guided tour to learn how colonial settlers from Europe introduced new plants into Ghana, and what methods they used to encourage cocoa and rubber production in the area. A crashed World War II helicopter provides a neat backdrop for a few snapshots. Plan to visit Aburi Botanical Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Accra attractions using our Accra online road trip planner .
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  • Tragically neglected, a shadow of its former self. All the buildings look like they could do with at least a coat of paint. The trees for the most part have aged without proper care - bromeliads and s...  more »
  • We visited on Boxing Day (2018) and enjoyed the wander around (you need a guide, but he was worth it). Plenty of Ghanaians out for the day picnicing and partying to the usual thunderous music beat tha...  more »
  • Aburi is always an escape from the heat and buzzle of the town, up on the hill with really beautiful trees and lawns. Just, especially on the weekends, loudspeakers and big groups littering the place ...  more »
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  • Although a nice place, it could use some maintenance and cleanliness to make it more attractive for tourists, locals and foreigners. There could also be more signs explaining the kind of trees and plants in the garden. The carved tree is a very nice feature of the garden, but needs more explanation on what it means. In general terms it is a nice place and worth a visit.
  • The Aburi Gardens were an oasis of peace and calm just a short drive up the hills from Accra. Cool and lovely, a combination of wild forest and tended lawns and gardens and plantations. It was fascinating trying to identify many of the types of plants in the area, and just so beautiful. We looked for the famous crashed helicopter but didn't find it, so I know we only wandered around a small part of the total.
  • History, nature at it's best. Beautiful and serene. However, much need to be done for such a beautiful place to continue to attract tourist. Please can you give attention to the dilapidated buildings, they can be used as inns and restaurants thereby generating income. Invite private investors if the state cannot do it.
  • Serene beautiful environment... Diverse vegetation, a botanists dreamland. Ice cream booth available too. Great place.
  • Really serene, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. You can actually hear the sounds of nature. More garden chairs should be provided though, and they should be cleaned regularly. The ones there currently are quite dirty
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