Amanda Watson
News Editor
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23 May 2022
6:30 am

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Amanda Watson

The North West is now the only province without a botanical garden

Traditional dancers perform at the launch of the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden in the Vhembe Municipality, Limpopo, yesterday. Picture: Amanda Watson

Thunder, rain and mud did not stop the launch of the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden in Limpopo, on Sunday. Technically, a relaunch after the department of forestry, fisheries and the environment took it over after the facilities in the Vhembe district fell into disrepair, the park joins 10 other parks in eight other provinces. The North West is now the only province without a botanical garden. “The National Botanical Gardens Expansion Strategy aims to firstly, establish at least one botanical garden in each province; secondly to ensure that all biomes are represented in the establishment of new botanical gardens and...