Free State National Botanical GardensBloemfontein
Stretching over 70 hectares, the Free State NBG is located in a valley with a number of dolerite koppies marking the landscape. A meandering path takes you through the gardens past wild olive and karee trees, grassland and woodland, and a petrified tree that is thought to be over 150 million years old. The best time to enjoy the gardens is in spring when the flowers are in bloom.
The gardens also feature two displays showing medicinal plants, and another demonstrating water-wise gardening. The Botanical Society organizes summer sunset concerts, moonlight walks, and educational talks.