Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Johannesburg

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Experience one of city's most beautiful natural spaces at Johannesburg Botanical Garden, which provides amazing photographic backdrops. With the central area built in the early 19th century, the botanical garden today covers an area of 81 hectares (200 acres) and shelters a variety of indigenous and imported trees, succulents, cacti, and flowers. Besides exploring various themed gardens, you can also visit the recreational space to cycle or jog amid the evergreens and exotic plants. Plan a trip to Johannesburg easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Visited for an hour during a sunny afternoon while in Johannesburg. The botanical garden isn’t really that - it’s more like a park with some nice walking and/or biking trails. There are sections with....  more
    Visited for an hour during a sunny afternoon while in Johannesburg. The botanical garden isn’t really that - it’s more like a park with some nice walking and/or biking trails. There are sections with....  more »
  • Aside from the rose beds and some cacti the real draw is the large expanse of grassed areas to walk through 
    Aside from the rose beds and some cacti the real draw is the large expanse of grassed areas to walk through  more »
  • We were very disappointed @ the current state of the Gardens. Once beautifully maintained, visually stimulating and peaceful, the gardens have fallen into a state of disrepair. In the Rose Garden... 
    We were very disappointed @ the current state of the Gardens. Once beautifully maintained, visually stimulating and peaceful, the gardens have fallen into a state of disrepair. In the Rose Garden...  more »
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  • We go there almost every day. My wife walks the dog and I run. Very enjoyable.But it can be so much better if someone with vision decide to do something with it. The possibilities are endless. Will also help to create much needed jobs.
  • Botanical gardens are neat and clean but not as pretty as you would expect from these gardens. None of the fountains or ponds had any water in it so it lacks that effect. The local tea garden are great with a variety of items and service was good at fair prices.
  • Beautiful park. The gardens have been beautifully cared for and managed. There are a lot of facilities such as the bike trails that have been really nicely made to accommodate people doing all sorts of activities. A great place for all ages and interests
  • Beautiful Park... with a stunning Dam.... Great for walking, a picnic, jogging, cycling and just if you are into nature and bird watching... amazing venue... also has plenty poke stops and Gyms *PS: No Entry Fee Levied
  • Lovely wide open spaces for walking, running, yoga and other activities. Also nice for walking the pets. The gardens are well kept with plenty of space for picnics. The dam also provides for water based activities and feeding of the ducks.

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