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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden


Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, founded in 1913, is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom it displays as well as its incomparably magnificent setting against the eastern buttress of Table Mountain. The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays plant collections mainly from the winter rainfall region of the country.

Unique species include the threatened Prunus africana, Ocotea bullata, Widdringtonia wallichii, Widdringtonia schwartzii, Warburgia salutaris, as well as Kirstenbosch historic trees such as the 360 years old Brabejum stellatifolium in the arboretum the Camphor trees in the avenue dating back to 1898 and ancient gymnosperms species of Podocarpus and Afrocarpus at the Dell (the heart of the garden).

Accredited Arboretum Level IV imageTree Canopy Walkway
Rhodes Drive, Newlands, 7735, South Africa,
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