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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
South Africa - Gauteng - Johannesburg
Institution Code: NBGW
International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y
About the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Parastatal organisation, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) under the national Department of Water and Environmental Affairs (DWEA)
Named after the late Iconic Apartheid Struggle Heroe Walter Sisulu Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden (previously called the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The history of the Garden shows that it was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800's.
The natural vegetation of the area is known as the "Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld" and consists of a mosaic of grassland and savanna, with forest communities in kloofs and along streams. A list of naturally occuring trees is available.The variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species. View the seasonal highlights.