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The Botanical Gardens

by May 9, 20170 comments

 One of Shakespeare’s most surreal settings was that in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the land of the fairies, in the forest where love is in the air and anything can happen. It is no wonder it is such a major theme for weddings of the 21st Century. And you can have your “Midsummer Night’s Dream” wedding too! In any one of our National Botanical gardens.

Choose from the stunning Kirstenbosch Gardens, to KZN, to the Free State, the National botanical gardens are so incredibly photogenic that you have to create your most important memories there.

You can never go wrong with an outdoor wedding done well, and making your Venue an endless garden is something that is somewhat incomparable to anything else. They are South Africa’s treasures and setting your big day in one is sure to make your memories irreplaceable.

Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

The Marquee Lawn: The lovely secluded lawn is surrounded by tall trees with a view of the Leopard’s Kloof waterfall, and is a favourite area for wedding ceremonies of maximum 80 chairs.

Fully equipped conference facilities: The Nivenia Hall seats 75. Plus the Micro Frog Room seats 18, perfect for family gatherings; kitchen parties, birthday celebrations and baby-showers.

Red Disa Restaurant: Offers refreshments and meals, and is open every day during garden hours.

Contact information

Tel. no.:                         +27 28 272 9311

E-mail:                           Harold.Porter.NBG@sanbi.org.za

Free State Botanical Gardens

Lapa: The lapa can be used for social functions such as birth-day parties, weddings, year-end functions, etc. It is equipped with chairs and tables, a stove with oven, and a fridge.

Marquee area: A picturesque marquee lawn is available for big functions. The lawn is 35 m wide and 70 m long. This area is suitable for functions such as weddings, concerts, meetings, birthday parties, etc.

Walking trails: We encourage all visitors to walk the beautiful Motshetshe and Garden View trails. These will showcase the beauty and diversity of our Free State plants.

Restaurant: The restaurant operates privately. Visitors can bring the whole family and enjoy good service from the restaurant, with a stunning view of the garden. The kids can play on the lawns in front of the restaurant while you relax with a sundowner.

Contact information

Tel. no.:                                 +27 51 436 3530/3612

E-mail:                                   fsnbg@sanbi.org.za

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Hidden in a private garden surrounded by proteas and other fynbos plants, Kirstenbosch Manor Guesthouse is the idyllic place to have an intimate banquet and can accommodate up to 75 guests.

The setting is elegant, formal and romantic, in a picturesque surrounding of Cape Floristic Region vegetation in a World Heritage Site.

For your convenience, wedding amenities include separate bride and groom dressing areas, and immediate family or selected members of a wedding party can stay at the guesthouse at a reduced rate.

Contact details

Tel.: +27 21 799 8883/8648

E-mail: Kirstenboschinfo@sanbi.org.za

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