Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa's indigenous plants
Location: Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Formed in 1988, the Winelands branch were known locally as the ‘Friends of the Franschhoek Indigenous Medicinal and Herb Garden’ or Peace Garden.
About the branch
This community garden project stands on what was previously an illegal dump site. The branch focus was on local natural heritage, flora conservation and indigenous gardening.
About the Area
This branch covers the western Overberg region and the winelands of the Western Cape. Known for its rolling hills, imperious mountains and picturesque landscapes, this area is home to beautiful fynbos, such as Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos, as well as some of the last remaining stands of critically endangered Renosterveld.
While only 3% of the original Renosterveld Biome is left, most of what is left is protected and located within private reserves.
The Franschoek Medicinal Garden is still thriving under the care of a knowledgeable local, Judah James, and can be found in the town’s Main Road.
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Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.
T +27 (0) 21 797 2090
F +27 (0) 21 797 2376
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