Johannesburg Botanical Garden
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). 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.
The garden is organized by theme and purpose of use and consists of
- 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
- Picnic area
- Dog walking section
- Environmental Education Center
Monuments and memorials
A monument commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Hugenots in South Africa is located at the top of the rose garden.
- List of botanical gardens in South Africa
- Johannesburg City Parks
- Protected areas of South Africa
- Emmarentia Dam
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