Johannesburg Botanical Garden

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The gardens were established in 1968 and cover an area of around 125 hectares (1.25 km2). It is administered by Johannesburg City Parks.

The Emmarentia Dam is located within the ground of the gardens.

One of the main attractions is the Rose Garden with over 10 000 roses.

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The garden is organized by theme and purpose of use and consists of

  • Restaurant
  • A Shakespeare Garden
  • A Succulent Garden
  • A formal, terraced Rose Garden with ponds and fountains
  • A Herb Garden
  • A Herbarium
  • A Cycad Garden
  • A Floreum
  • A Bird island
  • Wetlands
  • Picnic area
  • Dog walking section
  • Nursery
  • Environmental Education Center

Monuments and memorials

A monument commemorating the 300the anniversary of the Hugenots in South Africa is located at the top of the rose garden.

See also

  • Emmarentia Dam

References

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Beautiful Basics
13 October 2011
A great place to see - a must! ♥ (But make sure you have enough time....)
Franscois Janse Van Rensburg
Take a picnic basket and share a warm summers day with loved ones
Leeyawn M
24 February 2014
A great place for a picnic
Norwin Lederer
10 April 2011
Spend a rustic breakfast at the Tea Garden.
Munira Timm
24 August 2011
the restaurant doesnt accept card payments only cash :-0
Ysabel Leon
27 August 2013
Beautiful really.
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13 Olifants Rd, Emmarentia, Randburg, 2195, South Africa Get directions
Thu 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
Fri 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Sat-Sun 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon Noon–6:00 PM
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