Thursday, January 17, 2013

Around the World in 80 Gardens 8 South Africa

Monty revels in the amazing flora that we've inherited from one of the most plant-rich zones in the world, including the strange King Proteus, South Africa's national plant. He also takes a journey to the Drakensberg Mountains to see some botanical treasures in their natural environment and traces the garden-story of the Dutch colonists who settled in South Africa in the nineteenth century. Gardens: 56. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town 57. Henk Scholtz's garden, Franschhoek near Cape Town 58. The Company Garden, Cape Town 59. Stellenberg, Kenilworth, Cape Town 60. Donovan's L'il Eden, Hout Bay, Cape Town 61. Kirklington, Ficksburg, Free State 62. The Savanna Rock Garden, Magaliesberg, Johannesburg 63. Brenthurst, Parktown, Johannesburg 64. Thuthuka School Garden, Tembisa Township near Johannesburg (supported by Food & Trees for Africa)