National Geographic : 1955 Sep
© National Geographic Society Cacao-bean Pods Festoon a Tree at Bogor's Agricultural Station To find which plants grow best in Indonesia, a German botanist started the garden at Bogor in 1817. Around the garden and its laboratories arose a center devoted to problems of agriculture, for estry, animal husbandry, and fisheries. One such outgrowth is the Indonesian General Agricultural Research Station, counterpart of the United States Agricultural Research Center at Belts ville, Maryland. Among other crops, Bogor's scien tists experiment with chocolate-bearing cacao. + A boy tests a giant lily pad in the Bogor gardens. + Garden Visitors Stroll by a Placid Pool Leaves of the Victoria regia lily look like platters hammered out of oxidized copper.