Tuesday, January 15th, 2013...12:07 pm

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town

kirstenbosh backdrop

Lynn who is a Peace Corps Volunteer stationed in Mmathethe, Botswana in Africa recently visited Cape Town, South Africa with a group of other Peace Corps volunteers. She visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden  in Cape Town that TheGardenLady has dreamed of visiting.  Here is what she wrote about the visit. PS You will see Lynn in one of the photos.

I ventured to Cape Town, with one of the highlights of my week being my day at the world famous Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens.  The gardens, which are nestled at the foot of Table Top Mountain and Devil’s Mountain, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, and I believe, it is the only botanical garden in the world that has this fame.  It is renowned for the beauty and diversity of indigenous plants, and along with its location, it makes for the most stunning gardens in the world.
The moment I walked in, my eyes didn’t know where to go first—the backdrop is just the most beautiful thing I have ever seen which made it that more pleasurable ambling round the gardens on the trails, or just sitting on the lawns relaxing watching families and friends picnic under a beautiful flowering chestnut tree. The restaurants had wonderful food as well.
If you are a lover of gardens, or just like to admire stunning nature, Kirstenbosh is a must see if ever you are in the wonderful city of Cape Town.

protea against the table top mountain

a kind of protea

fruits of gardenia lutea

who is the sculpture

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