Pretoria National Botanical Garden

2 Cussonia Ave
Brummeria Pretoria / Tshwane View on Google Maps
Mon to Sun: 8am-6pm
No entry after 5pm
Open on all public holidays incl Xmas and New Year
Public holidays
9 Aug (National Women's Day)
24 Sep (Heritage Day)
16 Dec (Day of Reconciliation)
25 Dec (Christmas Day)
26 Dec (Day of Goodwill)
1 Jan (New Year's Day)

Adults: R40
Students (with a valid student card): R25
Scholars: R15
Pre-scholars (children under 6 years): Free
Pre-school groups: R2/learner
SA Senior Citizens (with ID): R15
SA Senior Citizens (with ID) can enter for free on Tuesdays
BOTSOC members (with valid BotSoc card): Free
Gazebo (33): R30 Please note: No larger-sized gazebos or tents of any kind are allowed, unless a formal event booking has been made via the Events
Please note that entrance fees may change on the days that special events (e.g. concerts and shows) are hosted.
All ages

General Garden rules

Please do:

Walk around
Learn more about nature
Appreciate nature
Enjoy the environment
Get gardening tips

Please don't:

Make fires
Skate board
Cycle (bicycle, tricycle etc.)
Climb trees
Bring firearms
Pick/ collect any fauna or flora
Do graffiti
Bring animals (only guide dogs allowed)

Botanical gardens in Pretoria for family outings, picnics

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's administrative capital, Pretoria.

A 35 m high quartzite outcrop divides the Garden in two sections. Its frosty south-facing section and the north-facing, warmer section present two different worlds to the visitor and botanist. A paved nature trail gives access to the fascinating natural vegetation on the ridge, which boasts a diversity of indigenous fauna and flora.

Fifty hectares of the total area is devoted to developed garden, using almost exclusively South African plants. All the flowering plant species to be seen, including 50% of the country's tree species, make this Garden a botanical tapestry. Visitors are offered a glimpse of different biomes such as savanna and forest biomes. Different theme gardens are continuously being developed.

The Garden is home to the Head Office of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and successfully bridges the gap between scientific research and the recreational environment.

Venue hire

Many of SANBI's Gardens have venues for hire available to the public. To book a venue for events including conferences, weddings and other functions please contact the Gardens or venues directly or visit each Garden's page.

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