Johannesburg Botanical Garden

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Johannesburg Botanical Garden

Johannesburg Botanical Garden
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Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY670 contributions
Afternoon Visit
Nov 2021
Visited for an hour during a sunny afternoon while in Johannesburg. The botanical garden isn’t really that - it’s more like a park with some nice walking and/or biking trails. There are sections with flowers but there are no signs about anything and the maps are mediocre quality at best. I would only visit if you had a spare couple to few hours on a sunny day.

There was also what appeared to be a Sunday flea market / farmers market in the vicinity so do explore that if you are there on a weekend.
Written 28 November 2021
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Michael S
Southampton, United Kingdom20 contributions
Aside from the rose beds and some cacti the real draw is the large expanse of grassed areas to walk through
Nov 2021
Aside from the rose beds and some cacti the real draw is the large expanse of grassed areas to walk through
Written 25 November 2021
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Andrew P
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa14 contributions
SAD BOTANICAL EXPERIENCE
Mar 2021
We were very disappointed @ the current state of the Gardens. Once beautifully maintained, visually stimulating and peaceful, the gardens have fallen into a state of disrepair. In the Rose Garden area, the walk through the area was always beautiful, where it was in or out of rose season as there was always the sound and sight of tumbling water, mulched gardens and ponds. All the water features and fountains had been turned off, and the gardens don't look as if they have been attended to for quite some time. Sad to see particularly in light of the climate of the current environment in South Africa, people need to see beauty, tranquility and joy.
Written 28 March 2021
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99julesm
Johannesburg South, South Africa132 contributions
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN JOHANNESBURG
Mar 2020
The botanical gardens at Emmarentia are superbly maintained and contain a wonderful array of plants.

Set near the lake where one can find a coffee shop, paddlers, sailors, ducks and dogs it is a lovely outing on a Summer's day or winter morning.

Really beautiful and highly recommended.
Written 28 April 2020
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David20130609
Waunakee, WI1 162 contributions
Delightful Garden
Feb 2020 • Couples
During our walk there gardens we saw many different roses. The water fountain we're dry. Restaurant was closed. It was a Monday so we had the gardens to ourselves.
Written 13 March 2020
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Maria C
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions
Lovely Park
Nov 2019
This is a lovely venue. Has a restaurant, ablution facilities. There is a formal garden with fountains. I love going here and spending time in the surrounds. Ducks and geese on the dam, don't feed bread to them though. Definitely a place to spend time. It does, like all popular places, get full and busy so go early and find your spot. There is ample parking and car guards to attend to your vehicles.
Written 12 February 2020
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Real699
London, UK17 contributions
Great day out
Jan 2020 • Friends
The gardens were really well kept, the waterfall was a nice surprise. Lots to do with extra trails, bird watching hides and although we didn’t visit an education centre for kids. The trees were really nicely labelled.
Written 2 February 2020
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LesBarkhan
Johannesburg, South Africa53 contributions
Great evening
Jan 2020
The family went to see the Christmas lights early January, just before they were taken down. Had a picnic in the grounds and walked around afterwards. The sunset was beautiful. Only sorry one can't go there during the year at sunset. A wonderful park where one can walk trails etc. during the day. there is a restaurant there but we never utilised it so cannot comment.
Written 7 January 2020
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Celeste
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
Security Guards abusing guard dogs
Dec 2019
Good day , we saw a guard hitting his guard dog for no reason with a bamboo stick in his face . this dog is clearly very scared of this man . Please can the security company get this abuser under control? its very upsetting , and no animal needs that kind of abuse .
Written 6 January 2020
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Sura M
Nairobi Region, Kenya38 contributions
Great place to read
Dec 2019
I love spending a quiet weekend afternoon walking around the serene gardens and catching up on some reading. Great place for some peaceful downtime
Written 26 December 2019
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