This young botanical garden was
originally started in 1969, but lay low until 1990. It is found in the
centre of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. I visited in 2008.
It shares the entrance with The
National Botanical Research Institute, which provide lots of
The first who meets the visitor is
a well arranged and maintained shadow and rain-covered house for
The plants are divided into their natural habitat like winter rain.
This is a great way to get the
names confirmed from ones wild plant encounters.
All plants in this house have
nametags, and there are many tags in the large garden as well.
The garden have it's own nursery,
and do sell small seed plants to the public.
The plants are found it the right
stones and sand.
The 12 hectare large garden are
not landscaped in all parts, but is
natural habitats for some
interesting plants like Aloe littoralis.
There are a large system of walking
trails, which leads around to the Pachypodiums,
Cyphostemmas and all the bushes, shrubs, bulbs and herbs.
Cyphostemma uter is among the
plentiful succulents in the house.
All plants seems to be treated just
as they like it. If you are on these parts of the world, it is surely a