Garden Route Botanical Garden

It's amazing how quickly a year or two can pass. The last time I posted on this blog was in June 2018. So far 2020 has been a strange year with Covid-19 lockdown changing how we think about everthing. Our lockdown restrictions in South Africa have been reduced and now we can move around a bit more (although we are still very careful).

I have decided that I am going to write posts both my home language, Afrikaans, and English in future.  If the post starts in Afrikaans, please scroll down to the English part below and vice versa if it starts with English.

We had nice rain the last week of September, but on Sunday , 4 October, the sun was shining and my husband and I took the opportunity to go for a walk in the Botanical Garden in George. We were there early and many people had the same idea. First we had to sign in and go through all the new Covid-19 protocols as well as pay the entrance fee before we could start our walk.

The Garden Route Botanical Garden is a ± 19-hectare indigenous garden at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain in George. There are several routes one can take from a short 5-minute walk to a 5 kilometre Park Run and many more.

 

The garden is beautiful and one can see that work is being done on the garden. Is has been more than a year since our last visit and since our previous visit they added a beautiful new display with aloes. We took lots of pictures here… There was a beautiful flowers and also many insects and small animals such as frogs, lizards and even a mouse.

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Dit is ongelooflik hoe gou ‘n jaar of 2 kan verby gaan.  Die laaste keer wat ek ‘n artikel op die blog geplaas het was Junie 2018.    So ver was 2020 ‘n snaakse jaar met beperings vir Covid-19 en baie aanpassings. Ons “Lockdown” beperkings in Suid Afrika is die afgelope tyd baie verminder en uiteindelik kan ons bietjie meer rondbeweeg (Alhoewel ons steeds baie versigtig is).

Ons het lekker reën gehad die laaste week van September, maar op Sondag 4 Oktober 2020 het die son geskyn en ek en my man het die kans gebruik om in die Botaniese Tuin in George te gaan stap.  Ons was vroeg daar en baie mense het dieselfde idée gehad.  Eers moes ons inteken en deur al die nuwe Covid-19 protokolle gaan asook betaal voordat ons stappie kan begin.

 

Die Garden Route Botanical Garden is ‘n 19 hektaar inheemse tuin aan die voet van die Outeniqua berge in George.  Daar is verskeie roetes wat mens kan neem van ‘n kort 5-minute stappie tot ‘n 5 kilometer Park Run en vele meer.

 

Die tuin is mooi en mens kan sien dat daar gewerk word aan die tuin.  Ons was baie lank laas by die tuin en sedert ons vorige besoek is daar ‘n pragtige nuwe bedding met aalwyne.  Ons het heerlik hier foto’s geneem…Daar was pragtig blomme en ook baie insekte en klein diertjies soos padda’s, akkedissies en selfs ‘n muis.


Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Garden Route Botanical Garden





USEFUL INFORMATION:

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Address:                      51 Caledon Street, George

Tel no:                         044 874 1558

Website:                      https://www.botanicalgarden.org.za/

Entrance Fee:             Entrance is R20.00 per person.

Children under 12 get in for free, if accompanied by an adult. 

Trading Hours:            September to April:        07h00 – 19h00
May to August:               07h30 – 18h00

                       

(Not a sponsored post)

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