Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (previously known as the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) is a 300 hectares (3.0 km2) botanical reserve in Roodepoort near Johannesburg. Formally established in 1982, it is one of the youngest of South Africa's National Botanical Gardens, but the site where it is located has been popular with visitors for many decades before that. The garden is home to a well known pair of Verreaux's eagles that nest in the Roodekrans ridge which intersects the reserve. The garden has a restaurant, gift shop and nursery which sells South African native plants (the nursery closed March 2015). The Garden has been recognised as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.[1]

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
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The reception area of the garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is located in Greater Johannesburg
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
LocationMalcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, South Africa
Coordinates26°5′20″S 27°50′41″E / 26.08889°S 27.84472°E / -26.08889; 27.84472Coordinates: 26°5′20″S 27°50′41″E / 26.08889°S 27.84472°E / -26.08889; 27.84472
Area300 hectares (740 acres)
Elevation1504m
Created1982
Managed bySouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Open08h00-17h00 Daily
Camp sitesNo
Hiking trailsNo
WebsiteWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Muldersdrif se Loop dropping over the Roodekrans

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  1. ^ "Best Botanical Gardens: 13 Stunning Arboretums Around The World". Huffington Post. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

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