Book ID: 102586
Kirstenbosch. The most beautiful garden in Africa. 2012. many col. photographs. 240 p. Hardcover. - (25 x 25.5 cm).
Contents: 'This is the place' - Harold Pearson and the founding ofKirstenbosch/ Developing the Garden -progress from concept to reality/The Cape Floral Kingdom - The world's hottest 'hot spot' of botanicaldiversity/ The plant hunters - Discovering and documenting the diversityof life/ New directions in changing South Africa - The NationalBotanical Institute years/ A Garden for all seasons - gardens within thegarden/ Conservation through cultivation - An integrated approach/Come smell the flowers - Inspiration and education/ Conservationscience- Understanding the workings of nature/ From poverty toprosperity - Achieving financial sustainability/ A network of BotanicalGardens - Rolling out the dream/ Bibliography/ Index. -Kirstenboschis a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquelyrich flora in a setting unsurpassed in beauty.