Garden Route Botanical Gardens

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The GRBG is situated centrally and yet borders mountain forests and the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. The southern, town side of the Garden, is dominated by two wetland areas where water-loving plants are set amongst fynbos and trees and visitors can relax and enjoy the restful ambience and, usually, a display by resident waterfowl.

The Moriarty Environmental Centre houses the Southern Cape Herbarium, a Tea Garden, a comprehensive Botanical Library, meeting room, and offices, including the WESSA Educational Office, which drives most of the educational programmes for schools. 

Alongside the Centre is an indigenous Nursery which conducts plant sales to the general public.

In the central portion of the Garden is a Medicinal Mound which showcases indigenous plants with reputed healing properties.

The Southern Cape Herbarium, which  houses a portion of  the floral art collection of the late Audrey Moriarty, is also home to over 15 000 preserved plant specimens, which are core to identifying local indigenous plants, facilitating research and  educating the public.  It is one of the Garden’s most precious assets.

The Garden is a photographer’s paradise and is also an enjoyable venue for family outings as well as just a quiet paradise where one can ‘get away from it all’.

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Tel:          +27 44 874 1558 (OFFICE)

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September - April:      07h00 – 19h00

May - August:             07h30 – 18h00


ENTRANCE FEES:  R10.00 per person. Children under 12 get in for free, if accompanied by an adult. 



Monday - Friday     08h00 – 17h00

Saturday:  08h00 - 13h00

NURSERY Open every Saturday of the month from 09h00 - 13h30. 


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