by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa
When the Ungardener was a tour guide, some guests were disappointed, since South Africa calls this the Garden Route. They were expecting gardens, but imagine a Karoo sheep farmer, crossing the mountains, down to the coast. Seeing green, swathes of indigenous forest, rivers running with water!
In 1986 the Garden Route Botanical Garden in George was founded by volunteers. This is not one of South Africa’s 10 national botanical gardens.
At the entrance our indigenous plants, pruned to Here be Garden shapes. The garden is inviting to walk thru, but sadly in November 2010 vandals had destroyed the interpretive signage.