Sunday, 6 March 2011

Kirstenbosch Gardens

I have posted my trips to Kirstenbosch Gardens before but I just can not stop myself from sharing this beautiful garden with you.

Sadly you will see in the last pictures, just 2 of the many plants which are either no longer found in the wild or threatened by extinction. Let us not forget to support projects and organizations that try to maintain your country's indigenous  flora - because the loss of any species (flora or fauna) is a tragedy which we will all mourn one day.


This spider below spins a Golden Web - it made me think of the tale of Rumpelstiltskin.

 Sad pictures showing the cost of development.


Sally - My Custard Pie said...

This brought back happy memories of a visit there in 1997.

Elle said...

Beautiful flowers! We have a garden a 45 minute drive away called Quarryhill that has plants collected from China over the years and now some of them are extinct in China and only found here. Amazing how destructive we have been on this planet. Glad to see that that heather and aloe are safe for now if only in one place.

Gattina Cheung said...

great shots!

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