Covering almost 37 acres, Durban Botanic Gardens are the oldest surviving botanic gardens in Africa.
They opened in 1851 to help supply England's Kew Gardens with new plant species. Guided tours of the gardens are available, along with several themed walks through different areas of the complex. Special collections include the over 6,000 orchids, the collection of palm trees, and the cycads, some of the world's oldest living plants.
There is a tea room in the gardens, and the grounds have always been a popular place for picnics. Various events take place here, including plant fairs, Victorian tea parties and outdoor concerts.Places nearby:
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