08 February 2013

Kirstenbosch: 100 years and still blooming

The AGM of the Friends of Meadowridge Common will be held on Wednesday 27 February
at the Meadowridge Library, at 7.30 p.m. 
The meeting will conclude with a presentation by Olwen Gibson, one of Kirstenbosch's Garden Guides, on the Kirstenbosch Centenary which takes place this year. Olwen will take us on a “virtual walk” through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to find out how an abandoned farm in 1913 became one of the top botanical gardens in the world one hundred years later.
Refreshments and secure parking will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
For directions on how to get here, click here. 

Kirstenbosch in 1913: a dilapidated farm. Photo: The Elliott Collection. 
 
The same view today. Photo: Alice Notten.