It is remarkable that, though on several occasions rather full accounts have been given of the history and activities of the Botanic Gardens at Bogor (Buitenzorg), ”Kebun Raya Indonesia”, up till now nothing comparable has been published on it’s Mountain Garden Tjibodas. This is the more striking as the establishment of a guesthouse annex biological laboratory in the Mountain Gardens by Melchior Treub, in 1890, which gave Tjibodas a definite claim to be recognized as a scientific institution, has sometimes been declared to be one of the greatest achievements in Treub’s period of office.