The world's most incredible botanical gardens

2016-03-09 18:55 - Louzel Lombard
Post a comment 0


Cape Town - If you still don't know just how remarkable South Africa's Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is, wake up and smell the fynbos! 

The Cape Town Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is the epitome of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The flowers and vegetation that can be seen here represent the smallest of the six recognised floral kingdoms of the world, but is home to more than 9 000 vascular plant species, of which 69% are endemic.

More than that, it is a popular haven for Capetonians and international visitors, who flock to the garden to see the flowers and get a weekly dose of culture during the Sunday Summer Sunset concerts that take place here during the summer months. 

The aerial walkway at Kirstenbosch, aptly called the 'Boomslang', also provides great fun for young and old and was voted in 2015 as the most beautiful object in SA

Check out Kirstenbosch and these 6 other incredible botanical gardens around the globe: 

Discover some of the world's most beautiful botanical gardens with this useful infographic.
Produced by Fairmont



What to read next on Traveller24

Discover SA's 10 Botanical Gardens

12 Perfect SA gardens for your wicked summer picnic

SA's Garden Route Trail named in UK's 10 best walking tours in the world