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Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

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Not kept up well but still a good spot for a picnic

We rode bicycles from northern Harare and then picnicked at Ewanrigg before riding back. A nice... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Austin, Texas
Aloe time

The best time to visit this Botanical reserve is June / July when the aloes are in full bloom and... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
Malcolm B
Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ewanrigg botanical garden is a nice place to go walking, especially with dogs or kids. Very cathartic! Nice picnic spots too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erica F
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We rode bicycles from northern Harare and then picnicked at Ewanrigg before riding back. A nice afternoon! The grounds could be better maintained so I hear it's only a shadow of it's former self but still a nice place for a group to meet up.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kerichmelik
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

How wonderful it was to come out to these peaceful gardens, a well needed break from the city life of Harare. We travelled with two kids and an infant. We drove out early morning and stayed until sunset. Children liked the little bamboo forest and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MistireSelassie
Reviewed May 30, 2017

it was a lovely day out with friends. The aloes had started to bloom and there is such a variety of aloes and succulents and other collected plants and trees. Lots to explore especially if you have an interest in plants. Possibly one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Priscilla N
Reviewed October 31, 2016

The best time to visit this Botanical reserve is June / July when the aloes are in full bloom and at their best. There is something for the enthusiast who enjoy succulents and cycads.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

With the teenagers back for holiday break from school, there was no better way to enjoy an outdoor activity than a barbeque. We were amazed with the huge collection of aloes and other succulent plants. Neat grounds and open space makes this place a more...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank N657MTjohnc
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Your reaction to Ewanrigg will depend on when you go. From May to July, the aloes are at their very best, and the gardens are aflame with vibrant colours. But with many examples of other rare and unusual plants, any time of year is good....More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank BH K
Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had a very enjoyable afternoon wandering around these gardens, but they are definitely in need of some love and attention. Regardless we enjoyed some good birding at the same time and so was still worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank pmg66381
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A lovely picnic site in the botanical gardens. A nice place to go for long walks and to see aloes and indigenous plants of the area. Great for bird lovers

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Annelize79
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Worth the drive out of town to have a look at the aloes and seem them in their flowering season. Like most National Parks / Gardens, there is so much potential and not enough funding. All things considered, its worth going out there for an...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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