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“Such a Unique Garden” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karoo Desert Garden

Karoo Desert Garden
Roux Rd, Worcester, South Africa
+27(0)23 347 0785
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Worcester
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Roslyn, New York
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
53 attraction reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Such a Unique Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We had a tour through the gardens and greenhouses. Our guide was able to identify the plants that were all so unfamiliar to me. He even pointed out a beautiful new orange colored plant in the garden that came from Swaziland. It is hoped that one day several years from now, we will see it in our local nurseries as an annual!

Visited November 2013
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English first
Wiltshire, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Most enjoyable walk round the gardens en route from Franschhoek to Montagu. Vygies so bright they were almost blinding! Quite a lot of work going on so some parts a bit bare. Felt a better plan would be useful, we were not always sure which route to take to see the best things.
The signing out of Worcester was dreadful, almost non-existent. They should be making more of such a great attraction.

Visited October 2013
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Cape Town
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Seasonal Gardens - Beautiful views - MOST calming experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Made a stop at the Karoo Botanical Gardens hoping to find some flora in bloom.
Being semi desert conditions only the last of the Vygies (Mesemb) were still flowering.
Walked about the place and enjoyed the calming effect it had on me.

Sadly the office in spite of very few flowering plants would not allow me to see the "library" of plants they have with being part of a 'group of 7+' and then being required to pay an additional fee?
The restaurant appeared to be closing down as no opportunity for refreshments was available?

The gardens will be worth a visit in April/May when aloes are normally into full bloom.

Visited October 2013
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Yenisehir, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Karoo Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Peace, tranquillity, memories and excellent plants with descriptions, wonderful place to go walking with minimal physical effort. Will visit more often than once in my lifetime

Visited December 2012
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Givat Ada, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely desert display”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Well-kept, informative and interesting garden showcasing the karoo flora to the newly initiated. Spectacular short (and long) walks around the perimeter. Recommended for anything betwen an hour and a day, depending on how much walking you want to do.

Visited March 2013
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