Forests For Life: Garden Route Botanical Garden Restoration

The Garden Route Botanical Garden (GRBG) is a 19-hectare locally indigenous botanical garden situated at the base of the Outeniqua Mountains in the town of George. The garden itself focuses on conserving and displaying plants indigenous to the Southern Cape region. A wide range of plant collections are divided into several thematic display beds. Each bed acts as an educational tour, displaying the usefulness of the specific plants both to humans and to the surrounding ecosystem.

The aim of this project is restore forests that will enable educational spaces to learn about forest management, restoration and rehabilitation. In association with Greenpop, the GRBG planted 1350 trees and monitoring has continued since the planting was completed in 2019.