Found within the broad campus of the University of Papua New Guinea, the National Capital Botanical Gardens is a one of the most popular tourist destination in Papua New Guinea.
In 1971, Andre Millar initiated the gardens using 25 hectares of land. To this date, several of her groundbreaking work can still attest to her skills and genius, such as the large rainforest area that remains an extremely uncommon sight for the usual dry and dusty capital of Port Moresby. The gardens were originally established as a teaching garden for the university’s Biology Department as well as a nursery to supply plants for the school’s grounds. [Read more…]