Kirstenbosch’s Unique Flowers

T​he sheer grandeur of the Kirstenbosch gardens, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain is unsurpassed and has earned these gardens the title of one of the greatest gardens in the world.

Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants.

The Protea Garden displays plants from the remarkably diverse Protea Family (Proteaceae): Protea species, (proteas or sugarbushes), Leucospermum species (pincushions), Leucadendron species (leucadendrons or conebushes), Mimetes species (mimetes or pagodas) and Serruria species (serrurias or spiderheads).

The King Protea

Rocket Pincushion

Mountain Dahlia

White Berkeya Disselboom Protea

Sugarbush Protea

Pink Erica

Marsh Pagoda

Orange Pincushions

Common Pin Spiderhead

Hairbells

Scarlet Ribbon Protea

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