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The Garden Route Botanical Garden is a Public Benefiting Organization.
aimed at the conservation of the unique flora of the Southern cape region. We achieve this through raising awareness of its beauty through our living plant collections, education, scientific research and outreach programmes.
Our organization focus on the flora & fauna.
Through conserving rare & threatened plant species we create habitats that conserve the fauna. We are also a registered nature reserve.
GARDEN VISIT TIMES:
- Sep – Apr: 07h00 – 19h00
- May – Aug: 07h30 – 18h00
- Mon – Fri: 08h00 – 17h00
The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), Euwallacea fornicatus, is a tiny, invasive ambrosia beetle native to Southeast Asia. Ambrosia beetles are a group of tiny woodboring insects, closely related to weevils, that create gallery systems in the wood they infest. In...
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“The last couple of years the management of the Garden really invested a lot in the upgrades of it. Staff also very friendly.”
Peaceful botanical gardens...
“Peaceful, with lots of birds. A place to enjoy nature and peace in safety. Opportunity to take photos all over the area.”
“The Garden Route Botanical Gardens are a beautiful sanctuary in the middle of George. There are breathtaking views of the mountains and a lovely place to run with one’s dogs and explore nature in a safe environment. Highly recommended!”
George Botanical Gardens
“Beautiful serene gardens with lots of interesting hidden areas to explore and relax. Become a member and visit as often as you like and you will also be contributing to the betterment of the gardens.”
Don't miss the mushroom trail
“The gardens are always worth visiting. The cloud reflections in the dam, the sugarbirds visiting the proteas, the bird hide with water lilies in front. One of the gems is the mushroom trail, with lovely rest spots on the well maintained walk. Take a picnic and enjoy. Buy indigenous plants from the nursery.”