The 81-hectare Botanical Garden shape one of Johannesburg's indispensable green lungs.
The land for the greenery enclosures was put aside in 1969 – at the time it was a games field and golf driving reach comprising of uncovered veld and no trees.
Presently it comprises of substantial, lush, open spaces scattered with trees and utilized by sprinters, picnickers and puppy walkers. It has the infrequent show season and kite-flying rivalries.
Guests make the most of its exceptional patio nurseries – the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, a Hedge Demonstration Garden and the fundamental arboretum, which houses family groupings of plants and trees of South Africa and whatever remains of the world.
The patio nurseries contain an appealing blend of clustered indigenous and exotics encompassed by yards, neglecting the 7,5-hectare Emmarentia Dam, which goes back to the turn of the century, well known with canoeists and boaters.
There is likewise a tea pergola and a floreum for gatherings, shows and presentations. The dam is encouraged by two littler dams above it, which are home to numerous amphibian fowls.