Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cape Town: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Today was a self guided tour to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. If you are a gardener or enjoy seeing lush and beautiful gardens, this is the place to go.

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden starts off with a succulent garden that would make the plants in my home extremely jealous. There were plants in the space that were over 100 years old and would make any gardener green with envy.

Once you walked through the succulent garden, you entered the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and the view was the most amazing and green view I have ever seen. The immaculate landscaping was a gardeners delight. I imagine that this was the ideal place to hold a family picnic or a beautiful wedding in the warmer months of the year.

When we paid to get into the garden, we splurged the extra money to have a guided tour via a golf cart and tour guide. The golf cart takes you though the main entrance and through the majority of the garden while a guide explains the importance and history of the plants within the garden. The guided tours was a must to ensure that we covered as much of the garden as possible.

If you like protea flowers or spectacular gardens, this is the place to go for a day during a Cape Town visit. I cannot imagine that it would be easy to beat the garden views that Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden provides.

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