This guide to South Africa's world-renowned botanic garden traces the establishment and development of Kirstenbosch, from its inception in 1913, through the difficult years of creating a garden from the forested and overgrown mountainside, to the ...
triumph that Kirstenbosch represents today. Tribute is paid to those who have made significant contributions to its development; and prominent features of the garden are detailed, such as the protea, erica and restio gardens, the Dell, the Conservatory, Camphor Avenue, as well as floral highlights of the four seasons. Photographs portray the extraordinary beauty of the garden, both its setting against the backdrop of Table Mountain and the diverse and often spectacular flora that is indigenous to the area. Layout maps show special features, significant buildings and activity venues, as well as walks or climbs that can be undertaken from the garden.
Number of pages: 32
Date of publication: 01/01/2004
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