Aburi Botanical Gardens, Accra

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#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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  • This is a very interesting botanical garden. There was an impressive variety of flora and fauna if one includes the other visitors. Well worth the drive from Accra.  more »
  • Nice and quiet atmosphere. The place however, needs to be revamped to bring some life into it. Tour guides are not proactive in coming to the aid of visitors  more »
  • Pleasant day trip from Accra in the Aburi Hills. Needs more maintenance but over all a good sampling of tropical flora.  more »
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  • An excellent place for recreation with family, walking around, taking pictures, and studying and enjoying the rich variaty of tropical plants. Additional bonus is not as hot temperature as it is down in Accra area. Highly recommended.
  • My visit to the Gardens was very refreshing. The kids had fun reading and learning about the type and origin of trees. The ice cream corner was the icing on the cake.
  • Gorgeous oasis of nature. Couldn't imaginr living in the area these gardens area. I would definitely be able to breathe better, think. I miss it already and want to go back.
  • Excellent serene natural environment. A lot to learn about various types of trees. We had a tour guide and he did a good job. Road network from the City is very good. Big garden where various types of events are held. It's a very good place I will recommend to people who want to have natural garden events. If you want beautiful pictures, you must visit this garden. The weather is so good and I loved it.
  • Love it.. Come here once a week. The grounds are always nice the restaurants always have the best food. Arts and crafts to buy lots for kids to do. Great place. Great environment.
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