Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

I loved these gardens and returned more than once to just wander and enjoy.

I had never seen waterplants like these before – I think they may be Lotus plants. I recognised the lotus flower & seedpod, and the waterlilies were beautiful at all times of the day.

Lotus leaves in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Waterlilies

Waterlilies

Pontederia Lanceolata

Pontederia Lanceolata

And nearby were these amazing caladiums.

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I feel plants should be encouraged to reach their full potential – and so the Bonsai Garden was interesting and I admired the work and achievements although I don’t really understand the philosophy of Bonsai.

Bonsai in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Bonsai in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

The Rose Garden was pretty, but after seeing the Karoo Desert Botanic Garden and Fynbos in our walks it was a bit ‘ordinary’.

The Rose Garden in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

 There were many beautiful ferns…

Ferns in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Ferns in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

The stepping stones led over the water, the succulents are extraordinary, there is a vegetable garden, and so on …. do visit and just wander!

Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Water in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Catthorn in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Strelitzia in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Giant Sequioa, Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Succulents in Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

Do visit the Botanic Gardens if you are in Stellenbosch – wander, sit, have tea, or lunch, or a glass of chilled local wine!

Stellenbosch Botanic Gardens

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