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Botanic gardens in the Democratic Republic of Congo, February 2011

All the photographs below were taken by Sara Oldfield, BGCI

Kisantu Botanic Garden

P.elata – Pericopsis elata – the valuable African teak growing in the arboretum at Kisantu Botanic Garden

Above: P.elata – Pericopsis elata – the valuable African teak growing in the arboretum at Kisantu Botanic Garden

A local variety of aubergine cultivated in the vegetable garden at Kisantu Botanic Garden as part of programme to conserve local vegetables 

Above: A local variety of aubergine cultivated in the vegetable garden at Kisantu Botanic Garden as part of programme to conserve local vegetables

Kistantu Botanic Garden 

Above: Kistantu Botanic Garden 

 

Lush growth at Kisantu Botanic Garden

Above: Lush growth at Kisantu Botanic Garden

 

Leopold Nsimundele (centre), the Director of Kisantu Botanic garden with Francesca Lanata (left) from the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, and Francoise Situ (right). 

Above: Leopold Nsimundele (centre), the Director of Kisantu Botanic garden with Francesca Lanata (left) from the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, and Francoise Situ (right).

 


 

Kinshasa Botanic Garden

 Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as Traveller's Palm, in Kinshasa Botanic Garden

Above: Ravenala madagascariensis, commonly known as Traveller's Palm, in Kinshasa Botanic Garden

 

Kinshasa Botanic Garden 

Above: Kinshasa Botanic Garden

 

Ornamental display at Kinshasa Botanic Garden 

Above: Ornamental display at Kinshasa Botanic Garden

 

 

Kinshasa Botanic Garden 

Above: Kinshasa Botanic Garden