Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam Review
The large and beautiful botanical gardens here are five minutes from Greenside. This gigantic parkland, dotted with trees, statues, fountains, and ponds, is a wonderful haven. You can relax on benches beneath weeping willows surrounding the dam and lake, where canoeists and windsurfers brave the water, or wander across to the 24-acre rose and herb gardens. The gardens' flowers include an alpine collection and a cycad collection. On weekends bridal parties use the gardens as a backdrop for photographs.
- Address: Thomas Bowler St., Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg, 2195
- Phone: 011/782–7064
- Cost: Free
- Hours: Daily sunrise–sunset
- Location: Northern Suburbs