The Garden of Eden 100 (Taman Eden 100) is a natural forest area at the height of 1,100 to 1,750 meters (3,609 to 5,741 ft) above sea level, located in the village of Lumban Rang Sionggang Utara, Lumban Julu District, Toba Samosir. It is 25 minutes from Paparat. To see it on the map, click here.
The garden teaches the importance of planting trees and flowers. It has over 100 species of plants, including figs from Jerusalem and butternuts from the Amazon, to name a few. The flowers and other vegetation stand neatly. They include banyan, avocado, mango, and orchid. You are free to eat fruits in the garden. There are durian fruit, avocado, orange, guava, and so on.
There are three waterfalls in the garden. If you want to see firsthand the habitat of bats, see them at bat caves located by the waterfalls. There are camping grounds as well.
The size of the garden is around 40 hectares (100 acres).
What to Expect
Entrance fee is Rp 3,000 to Rp 7,000 per person. Visitors have the opportunity to plant trees and own them. The maintenance cost ranges from Rp 100,000 ($8) to Rp 300,000 ($16) per tree.