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Durban Botanic Gardens, Ethekwini

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Contact: +27 31 309 1170
Open Hours: 7:30a-5:15p winter, 7:30a-5:45p summer
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.