The Aburi Botanic Garden is one of the most beautiful, peaceful and fascinating places in Ghana. Opened in March, 1890, and covering 64.8 hectares and overlooking the Accra coastal plain from an elevation of 370 to 460 metres above sea level, the Aburi Botanic Garden is a must experience for every Ghanaian as well as visitors to Ghana.
The Botanical Garden is century-old and offers a rich collection of tropical flora which attracts different birds and butterflies species.
The tranquil paths serve as a walkway for the city dwellers after a hard days work.
It is about one hour’s drive from Accra, the nation’s capital.
At the entrance to the garden, visitors are greeted by a tour guide who will do the welcome palm walk with you after you have paid a cheap gate fee. The palm walk is an avenue of elegant palm (Roystonea regia) of about 274 metres long stretching from the main entrance of the garden to the car park. The knowledgeable guides do well to educate visitors, about the origin, age and medicinal properties of most of the plants in the garden.