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Kirstenbosch With a Botanist

Kirstenbosch With a Botanist

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks and 1 ticket
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

As a botanist and writer, I translate science into stories. I have a post-graduate degree in botany and volunteer in several research and conservation programs. I am also a qualified historical guide in Cape Town's CBD, so a further interest of mine is the role of plants in human history. In my spare time I try to grow plants in the windiest part of this drought-stricken city, play in a band…
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What we’ll do

Whilst experiencing the garden's spectacular sights and exploring its hidden corners, we will be spying on plants. I will share the secrets of their lives, their evolutionary superpowers and the extraordinary relationships they have with animals. In a nutshell, we will discover why the Cape's flora has been blowing the minds of botanists for 300 years, and how it has shaped the lives of people…

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Fynbos cordial
Tickets
Entrance fee

What to bring

Water bottle
Walking shoes
Sun protection

Where you'll be

The garden hosts >9000 plant species and represents the Cape Floristic Region - a global biodiversity hotspot. “At first almost every day was a rich harvest of the rarest and most beautiful plants; at every step we made one or more new discoveries.” Sparrman, Swedish naturalist, 1772. In addition to the botany, contrasting views of fog-clad mountainside and smog-clad city sprawl provide a backdrop for the tale of humans and nature in the Cape.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
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garden visit
Kirstenbosch With a Botanist
New experience
$32 per person
New experience
$32 per person