KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

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KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden
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Reception area of the garden
Typepark, botanical garden.
LocationPietermaritzburg, South Africa
Coordinates29°36′28″S 30°20′48″E / 29.60778°S 30.34667°E / -29.60778; 30.34667Coordinates: 29°36′28″S 30°20′48″E / 29.60778°S 30.34667°E / -29.60778; 30.34667
Areacirca 52 hectares (130 acres)
Created1874 (1874)
OpenYes

The KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden is situated along Mayor's Walk, in the western suburbs of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The identification code of the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden as a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), as well as the initials of its herbarium is NBGN .[1]

History[edit]

It was established in 1874. Plants from eastern South Africa and from the Northern Hemisphere are cultivated here. The garden is open every day of the year, from 8am to 6pm in summer, and from 8am to 5.30pm in winter.

It features a century old lane of plane trees, leading northwards from the entrance, and a forested hillside with a number of footpaths. The Dorpspruit, a tributary of the Msunduze River, flows at the base of the hillside.

The garden is one of the oldest in the world and, in 2015, it was announced that it would be given an upgrade and a new lease on life [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden Botanic Gardens Conservation International
  2. ^ "Upgrade for 'Maritzburg Gardens - 5 Star Durban - Showcasing Beautiful KwaZulu-Natal". 8 May 2015.

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