12 January 2011

The Company's Garden

Date: 9 January 2011

Location: Cape Town city centre

Walkers: Dorothy & Helen

More info about history of the garden here

After visiting the SA Museum Dorothy and I took a quick turn around the Company's Garden. The garden dates back to the first Dutch settlers (1652) and is a pleasing, fairly formal green space, right in the heart of the city.




One of the most eye-catching features is the enormous tree aloe.




We strolled down the main walkway through the garden, and then back up Government Avenue. I definitely want to go back soon and do some more exploring. One can download a map and brochure and take a self-guided walk through the garden - see here. Sounds interesting!




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3 comments:

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Susan said...

The aloe is a real eye-catcher!

Firefly said...

When I visit Cape Town I normally try to make an effort to visit the Company Gardens. Its an amazing place with all its natural and historical sites.