Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Weekends: 8:30am – 4:40pm

Entrance Fees:

Adult: K5

Student: K2

Child: K1

Infant: free

Events: K300 for use of BBQ and shed facilities* (Direct Deposit only)

+ K5 per person

Events in the Gardens will need to be arranged in advanced. K300 will give you or your company use of one picnic shed and BBQ facility and an additional K5 per person will be charged for your group.



Access to the gardens as public or for events can be arranged by contacting the Forest Research Institute*.

Wala Koila

Phone: (675) 472 4188

Mobile: (675) 717 642 58

Fax: (675) 472 4357

Email: wkoila@fri.pngfa.gov.pg


*Please note that your group/event booking is only confirmed once the direct deposit payment has been received. Direct Deposit payments only for group bookings to the following account;

Account name: Botany Imprest Account

Account number: 088-202-1000584976

Bank: Bank South Pacific (BSP Bank)

Waigani Branch.



There are two main entrances to the gardens.

Make sure you have your payment receipt to show to security in order to be allowed through the gates.


Milford Haven Road Entry – At the guard house, entry off Milford Haven Road

Forest Research Institute – Huon Road Entry: for entry and payment of fees – Entry off Huon Road