Kente weaving in Ghana

Aburi Botanical Gardens

At a 45 minute drive from Accra, it 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. Visiting the gardens is both an educational and aesthetic experience, with beautiful palm lined lanes and a wide variety of traditional, medicinal plants, including a silk cotten tree (Ceiba pentrandra) that is the sole survivor of the original forest that once covered the Aburi hills