Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens KZN National Botanical Garden (PMB), Zwartkop Road, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posted on 18th Apr 2019 / 2494 Listing verified by admin as genuine
Listing Type : Places of Interest
Location : Pietermaritzburg
Physical Address : Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens, Mayor's Walk, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Opening Hours
  • Monday :08:00-18:00
  • Tuesday :08:00-18:00
  • Wednesday :08:00-18:00
  • Thursday :08:00-18:00
  • Friday :08:00-18:00
  • Saturday :08:00-18:00
  • Sunday :08:00-18:00

The Pietermaritzburg Botanical gardens were established in the early 1870s and essentially focus on conservation and propagation of rare and endangered indigenous plants, and the cultivation of east coast grasslands.

There are some fantastic examples of northern hemisphere plants too, such as tulip and camphor trees, giant figs, magnolias and swamp cypresses. The birdlife, as a result, is magnificent with over 150 recorded species.

Pietermaritzburg’s Botanical Garden is famed for its long avenue of plane trees, planted in 1908, at the end of which is a bell tower that houses a ship bell from the HMS Princess on which King George V crossed the channel in 1918.

There is also a muthi garden of indigenous medicinal plants, displayed around a traditional Zulu hut, a series of lovely walking trails through grassland and indigenous forest, and a popular guided walk programme.

Did you know?The magnificent Plane Tree Avenue was planted just after the turn of the 20th century, in 1908.

Adults: R20
Senior Citizens: R12
Scholars: R12
Children under 6: Free
BOTSOC members: Free
Restaurant only: R9
Dogs: R10
Annual dog permit: R120
age From Birth – All ages
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