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Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

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South Africa - Western Cape - Betty's Bay

Institution Code: NBGH

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Parastatal organisation (SANBI) under the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA)

Main Address:
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
South African National Biodiversity Institute, Clarence Drive,
P.O. Box 35, Betty's Bay 7141 South Africa
Betty's Bay
Western Cape South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)28 272 9311
Fax: +27 (0)28 272 9333
URL: www.sanbi.org.za
Primary Email: b.carolus@sanbi.org.za

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr Christopher Willis
    Curator's Name: Ms Berenice Carolus
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1959
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 190 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 200 Hectares
    Latitude: -34.3474
    Longitude: 18.9266
    Annual Rainfall: 1 mm
    Altitude: 15.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: Corner of Clarence Drive (R44) and Broadwith Road, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 51000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:A high proportion of natural vegetation in the garden with associated plant species of coastal dunes, coastal fynbos, mountain fynbos and Afromontane forest relics. Important ex situ collections include: Disa uniflora, ericas and various proteas in the reserve.Nivenia stokoei

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes