The impressive botanical gardens around the world (P.77) - Durban Botanical Garden (South Africa): The oldest botanical garden in Africa


( The Durban Botanic Gardens is situated in the city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is Durban's oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens. The gardens cover an area of 15 hectares (37 acres) in a subtropical climate.

This vast area offers a large number of smaller gardens with information on the natural heritage of the botanic gardens and a huge entertainment area, with a lake, where you can enjoy many exciting, events, concerts and markets.

One of the famous plant species that you can discover here at the Durban Botanic Gardens is the Cycad, most likely being the rarest plant in the world. Orchid House is one of the top highlights of the gardens, at its most gorgeous during the spring season. If you'd like to know more about the various plant specimens, you can find out more with the Botanical Research Unit, which offers an information service that identifies the indigenous plants of the KwaZulu-Natal region.

Besides this, there is the charity tea garden, which includes teas and light refreshments, a garden for the blind and guided tours (which you must book in advance).

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