Johannesburg Botanical Garden

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The Rose Garden in the Johannesburg Botanical Garden
Water feature fountain at the lower end of the rose garden in the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The gardens were established in 1964 as a large rose garden (becoming known locally as the "Rose Garden") and subsequently expanded to cover an area of around 125 hectares (1.25 km2).[1] It is administered by Johannesburg City Parks.

The Emmarentia Dam is situated immediately to the east of the garden and shares its extensive acreage.

One of the main attractions is the Rose Garden with over 10 000 roses.[2]


Portion of the Succulent Garden

The garden is organized by theme and purpose of use and consists of

  • Restaurant
  • A Shakespeare Garden
  • A Succulent Garden
  • A formal, terraced Rose Garden with ponds and fountains
  • A Herb Garden
  • A Herbarium
  • A Cycad Garden
  • A Floreum
  • A Bird island
  • Wetlands
  • Picnic area
  • Dog walking section
  • Nursery
  • Environmental Education Center

Monuments and memorials[edit]

The Huguenot Memorial

A monument commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Hugenots in South Africa is located at the top of the rose garden.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Conservation > Johannesburg Botanic Garden". Welcome to Johannesburg City Parks via the WayBackMashine. Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ Davie, Lucille (2002-07-05). "Joburg's bulbous treasure". City of Johannesburg. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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Coordinates: 26°09′S 28°00′E / 26.15°S 28.00°E / -26.15; 28.00