Botanical Garden, the place to be

Visitors having a picnic in the garden

For those who will be visiting in Bloemfontein or remaining in the City of Roses during the Festive Season, the Free State National Botanical Garden is a must to tick off your bucket list.

The Festive Season is the best part of the holiday season to spend quality time with those you love and nothing beats a day spent outside with friends, family or people you love or even all by yourself. So if you haven’t been to the Free State National Botanical Garden in a while or perhaps not at all, here’s why you need to visit the garden:

There are many fun activities that can either be done as a family or alone such as picnic and braai in the well-maintained garden and traditional stone built-in stands, enjoying the plant display and variety of collections from different parts of the province, including the Northern Cape Province and Lesotho. Another activity is photography as the beautiful scenery and atmosphere provide an ideal setting for photographers.

One can also do bird watching and visit the birds’ hides behind the dam to observe more 100 bird species and other wildlife. There is also Zizi’s Restaurant where one can enjoy good service, with a stunning view of the garden.

It’s a perfect time to disconnect from everyday stress and reconnect with what life is all about: family, friends, laughter, love, gratitude and spreading warmth and smiles. There are many notable and positive benefits of relaxing and spending time with those special people in your life.

Sazly Hartzenberg