Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
The garden is one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa‘s six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s uniqueflora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. Furthermore, what makes the Gardens so famous worldwide is that (with minor exceptions) only indigenous plants are cultivated.
The garden includes a large conservatory (The Botanical Society Conservatory) exhibiting plants from a number of different regions, including savanna, fynbos, karoo and others. Outdoors, the focus moves to plants native to the Cape region, highlighted by the spectacular collections of proteas.
Kirstenbosch enjoys great popularity with residents and visitors. From the gardens several trails lead off along and up the mountain slopes and these are much used by walkers and mountaineers. For more photo’s click on the link below: