KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg

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Relax and learn about plants at KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Established in 1874, the garden shelters a number of Northern Hemisphere species, as well as specimens of indigenous mist-belt plants and eastern grasslands. Clivias, red hot pokers, bugle lilies, swamp cypresses, tulip trees, camphor trees, giant figs, and magnolias are among some of the plants nurtured and researched here. A century-old avenue of London plane trees, a lotus pond, and a stream at the foot of a forested hillside create the perfect habitat for over 150 bird species. Put KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pietermaritzburg route builder.
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  • Having read the mixed reviews was cautiously optimistic. My family (including our dog) had a great half day outing. We chose to visit on a week day ensuring an almost exclusive experience. The... 
    Having read the mixed reviews was cautiously optimistic. My family (including our dog) had a great half day outing. We chose to visit on a week day ensuring an almost exclusive experience. The...  more »
  • The kzn national botanical garden is a remarkable mixture of old and modern. There are trees planted over a hundred years ago, now in their prime, and there are gardens recently planted that show off....  more
    The kzn national botanical garden is a remarkable mixture of old and modern. There are trees planted over a hundred years ago, now in their prime, and there are gardens recently planted that show off....  more »
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  • The KZN National Botanical Gardens is currently holding its Art in the Park exhibition. There are some excellent art pieces on display. Well worth a visit. You may be tempted to take up art as a hobby.
  • The visit was very nice and the garden looks beautiful!

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