Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

This sprawling oasis, once part of a large farm owned by the Geldenhuys family, has extensive parkland for kicking around a soccer ball, picnics or long walks. There are also pretty formal gardens favoured for weekend weddings. Particularly beautiful in spring, the terraced rose gardens boast over 4,500 rose bushes as well as a fountain and water features. Other formal gardens include herb gardens and an Arboretum with indigenous and exotic trees. Rolling parklands stretch south for acres framed by the rocky Melville Koppies in the distance.



Open 06:00–18:00.


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