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Kirstenbosch: The most beautiful garden in Africa by Brian J. Huntley

Kirstenbosch: The most beautiful garden in Africa by Brian J. Huntley

Taken from the review done by Wilma den Hartigh of Media Club South Africa.

This beautiful coffee table book, written by acclaimed South African ecologist Professor Brian Huntley, was published in honour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens' centenary.

Through vivid photographs, art work, valuable archive material and the author’s detailed, yet accessible writing style, Huntley tells the tale of a garden that has captured the hearts of many people for centuries.

What sets the book apart is Huntley’s personal love for the gardens. He has a long-standing relationship with Kirstenbosch spanning over 50 years. During this time he lived on the premises for 19 years, which afforded him the privilege of daily walks in the garden and the opportunity to get to know it better than just about anyone else.

Click here to read the full review.

About the book:

Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heroes. 

It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike. 

Click here for more information on Kirstenbosch: The most beautiful garden in Africa.

Click here to see an extract from the book.


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