Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa

Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa

by Brian J. Huntley


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Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa by Brian J. Huntley

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 favorite destination for South Africans and visitors alike.

With a finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually. Beautifully presented in a colorful dustjacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.


"The renowned South African garden was bequeathed to the country by Cecil Rhodes when he died. Celebrating the Garden's centennial in 2013, this book offers history and botanical information intertwined with abundant color photos of plants and portions of the Garden as well as b&w historical photos. Huntley is a world-traveling conservationist and consultant who was affiliated, until his retirement, with the South African National Biodiversity Institute. "
Reference and Research Book News , 2013/08

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781431701179
Publisher: Random House Struik
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 10.21(w) x 10.54(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Emeritus Prof. BRIAN J. HUNTLEY is a conservationist with decades of field research and management experience in Africa and beyond. He has led major inter-disciplinary co-operative research and has visited over 50 countries as an invited speaker/reviewer of conservation activities. Following retirement as CEO of SANBI, he is now an independent consultant to several UN agencies on conservation projects in Africa and around the world.

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