Cape Town is internationally known as a biodiversity hotspot with many species occurring nowhere else in the world. The Biodiversity Garden in Green Point, Cape Town was built around the World Cup Stadium in time for the Soccer World Cup (2010). I took my sister (the one visiting from Australia) to this Showcase Garden last week where we learnt about all the elements making up biodiversity through a series of themed gardens. Instead of learning by being bombarded with wordy information boards, the design of these gardens incorporates appropriate planting schemes and visual displays that highlight the different elements of biodiversity through a combination of interpretive signage and public art which has been provided by local artists.
Enjoy with us as we took the various “trails” through the garden.
The Biodiversity Showcase Garden in the Park is at once educational and entertaining. The Garden will showcase a variety of indigenous plants that display the region’s unique biodiversity, as well as demonstrate environmentally responsible gardening and horticultural techniques.
The entrance is free, and in summer the garden is open from 7am to 7pm.
Hope this inspiring garden gets your garden gloves out and your gum boots on! Happy Gardening xxxx