I live in Bali with my husband and two daughters. I blog about my experiences as Indomumma and I create content for blogs and websites at Stuff With Words.
Published October 9th 2017
A magical place to enjoy a meal
Is it a sculpture park? Is it a playground? Is it a restaurant with cool gardens?
Big Garden Corner, just north of Sanur, is a bit hard to define but it's well worth a visit. Whether you're a couple looking for an interesting date location in Bali or a family with kids to entertain, you'll find yourself enchanted.
Did I wander into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory?
Inside the grounds, you'll discover hundreds of traditional Balinese stone sculptures scattered around magical gardens with a surprise around every corner.
There's a bamboo treehouse, calm lily ponds and even a family of tin-can elephants!
An innovative use of old cans
Get your selfie sticks ready because there are Instagram opportunities galore here.
The park is easy to reach as it's right on the bypass as you head north out of Sanur. Since this is a route that leads to many other attractions such as Bali Safari Park, Bali Bird Park and Villa Kitty, I'd recommend stopping off either on the way to or the way back from somewhere else.
As a destination in itself, it's good for a relaxed meal and a stroll around the gardens. But it's perhaps not worth making a long journey just for the sake of visiting this place.
Grab a seat and admire the view
The restaurant serves a range of Indonesian and Western dishes at reasonable prices. You can chill out on beanbags, enjoy the aesthetics of a marble tabletop, or just sit in regular restaurant chairs.
Right next to the restaurant is a simple playground where children can let off steam while the adults relax and take in the views.
Plenty for younger visitors to enjoy
There's also the chance to enjoy live music there some nights of the week. You can connect on Facebook to find out when bands are playing.
Entrance to the park costs 50,000 per person for international visitors, and that includes a soft drink to keep you hydrated as you walk around.
Indonesians and KITAS/KITAP holders can purchase the same entry ticket for 25,000. Alternatively, entry is free with the purchase of a 50,000 voucher to use at the restaurant (only available for domestic visitors).
Big Garden Corner markets itself as a Bali wedding venue too - so be aware you may have to share the tranquil gardens with scores of excited wedding guests.