Durban Botanic Gardens are regarded by many, as some of South Africa's most beautiful city park lands. In 1850, the ... More
Durban Botanic Gardens
Durban Botanic Gardens are regarded by many, as some of South Africa's most beautiful city park lands. In 1850, the original curator, Mr. Mark Johnson McKen, laid the seeds of what it is today. Specialties include the Earnest Thorpe Orchid House, a Herb Garden, a Sunken Garden and the Garden for the Blind. There is an information center and a tea garden. There are live concerts held in the park regularly, throughout the year, such as December's Carols by Candlelight and audiences are welcome to bring along a picnic basket. Multiple concerts take place in the hall and the event spaces in the gardens. Workshops and exhibitions ate also held. Visit website for more details.
bot in durban was my place of sactury and rest for many years. from teen to young aduld bot has unlocked magical places in my mind, and even now 1000's of km away in an arab country i am alwasy filled with her presance!
pure magic and beaty living and growin all around you.
i left my heart in bot the day i left SA, and i'll only ask for it back when i revisit the place i love, the place of awakening and rebirth!
I am now living in America and often go on the internet to use the webcam available in the Orchid House to see what is currently on display. It brings a little bit of home to me so far away.
I also had the honour of working in the tea room with a few charity organisations and the friendships formed there still endure to this day. I will hopefully be back in Durban next month for the first time in five years, and you can be assured that the Botanic Gardens is on the top of my places to visit.
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