|Part of the succulent collection at Kirstenbosch.|
|The garden and native fynbos blend almost indistinguishably, here with a grove of Leucadendron argenteum straddling the boundary.|
|Camphor trees (Cinnamomum camphora) planted to shade the road through Cecil Rhodes's estate in the 1890s.|
|Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold', named to commemorate a visit to Kirstenbosch by President Mandela in 1996.|
For me the great interest in Kirstenbosch lies in the diversity of its plant collection, mostly displayed to great horticultural effect in the garden, whose beauty is enhanced by its position on the slope of Table Mountain with occasional views across the city to the sea. These pictures were taken in September 2010 and give only a hint of the diversity and spectacle of Kirstenbosch in spring. One has to hope that its fame and beauty can be preserved for its next century, and beyond.
|A spectacular Lampranthus hybrid.|