Enjoying Colorful Plants at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a home for almost nine thousands species of plant. The garden is also known as one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world. The garden shows the displays variety of Southern African plants, including its rare species. During our visit to South Africa, Sari and I did not want to miss the chances to see a huge collection of indigenous colorful floras. Due to its location which is a bit far from the city center, unfortunately there was no public transport passing the route. The options are by car or taxi, which two of them will cost us more budget. Taxi is not cheap at all in South Africa. Nonetheless, the Hop on Hop Off Bus passed the garden too and stop right in front of it.
The 36 hectares garden is committed to conservation and education. It consists of variety gardens demonstrating various species of plants along with their functions. UNESCO has declared the garden as one of UNESCO World heritage, makes Kirstenbosch as the first botanical garden that was incorporated into a natural World Heritage Site.
When we entered the entrance, we were welcomed by impressive greenery land, with tiny bridges, little creeks and cute benches where we could get rest when we were tired after long walks. Along the way, we were spoiled with colorful flowers, and I’ve never seen many of them before. For many plants which could not stand with the winter temperature, a conservatory house is available with the glass roof covering the area. If you are a nature lover, when you have a chance to visit Cape Town, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is definitely a treasure and should be visited by everyone.
This post is also dedicated for my first contribution for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. For more colorful photos, please check HERE.