Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein

#2 of 21 in Parks in Free State
Garden · Nature / Park
Explore abundant indigenous vegetation at Free State National Botanical Garden, spanning 70 hectares (173 acres) and featuring six distinct gardens with some 400 species of plants. Roses feature prominently, but the pride of the establishment remain the rare red-hot pokers and wild dagga plants. You can explore wilderness hiking trails to see over 140 bird species, most of which are attracted to the succulent plant garden and the bird garden. Planning Bloemfontein trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • I had just a few spare hours before my flight. So I spent an hour or so walking around here. Pleasant enough and maintained well. I enjoyed my visit.  more »
  • We are in Bloem for a few days and will be relocating here soon. Came with the family and enjoyed it. So relaxing to have a picnic and forget that you are in the city. Thank you  more »
  • The gardens look amazing. There are boards available everywhere with additional information on trees and plants. There is also a fabulous trail that goes up alongside the hill, with beautiful views of the area. More than enough space to picnic. It's a shame that the jungle gym has been removed.
  • The gardens are beautiful and the grass is green. I like the coffee that the restuarant makes. The hiking trail is nice, and it feels like you're going on an adventure when you take it. I would really recommend anyone to go there. But, i took my girlfriend to the gardens today, on a picnic, and one of the men working there took pictures of us. It was weird.
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