Kirstenbosch Gardens, Capetown, South Africa by Bev Pascoe
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Kirstenbosch – The most beautiful garden in Africa.

Art works on loan from Zimbabwe at the time of my visit there.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.
Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country’s indigenous flora. Kirstenbosch displays a wide variety of the unique plant life of the Cape Flora, also known as fynbos, as well as plants from all the diverse regions of southern Africa. Those that cannot survive outdoors, such as plants from the arid regions, are grown in the Botanical Society Conservatory. There are over 7 000 species in cultivation at Kirstenbosch, including many rare and threatened species.

Photography & travel are my passions. I’m a member of the Australian Photographic Society and have competed and also judged at many National Photographic Exhibitions and was also invited to judge at an International Photographic competition in Swansea, Wales in 2006. My choice of camera is Olympus; currently I have an E410 and E520 with several lenses. I keep a Canon Ixus in the side pocket of my handbag for those times when something worth photographing unexpectedly pops up.

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  • johnrf
    johnrfalmost 2 years ago

    This looks like a very interesting place to visit with a camera Bev. Your description is very informative.

  • Bev Pascoe
    Bev Pascoealmost 2 years ago

    Thanks John, yes it certainly was interesting ….. sadly we arrived there quite late in the afternoon so didn’t get to see or photograph as much as I would have liked. B

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 2 years ago

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