Here is a list of all the beautiful botanical gardens that you can visit, along with all the wonderful aloes that grow there. Our botanical gardens list spreads from South Africa, all the way to Australia with many more still to come!
Caledon Botanical Garden
Caledon Botanical Garden, also known as Caledon Wildflower Garden, is situated about 100 km from Cape Town just off of the N2 in the beautiful town of Caledon. The garden was established in 1927 and forms part of a bigger Nature Reserve on Swartburg mountain, north of Caledon.
Ewanrigg National Botanical Garden
Ewanrigg Botanical Garden can be found 35km from Harare, along Shamva road. They house a wide variety of Indigenous and exotic aloes. The best time to visit this garden is in winter between April and July when the garden is in bloom.
Free State National Botanical Garden
Free State National Botanical Garden is located just outside Bloemfontein. It is home to about 400 different species of plants, most of them from the Free State, Northen Cape and Lesotho. Around 124 species of birdlife and 54 species of reptiles live in the garden.
Garden Route National Botanical Garden
Garden Route National Botanical Garden is located in George, Western Cape. Their focus is on plants that are native to the Southern Cape region. It also houses The South Cape Herbarium.
Gibraltar Botanical Garden
Gibraltar Botanical Garden (LA Alameda Garden )spans around 6 hectares with the Rock Hotel located above the park. In the garden, the plants are a combination of native species and other plants brought from abroad.
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is renowned for its gorgeous waterfalls and pools. Located in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region, this garden contains the largest floral diversity per unit, which is greater than anywhere else in the world. With 1,600 different plant species and 60 species of birds, the garden is also home to porcupines, genets, skunks, baboons and snakes.
Hortus Botanicus of the University of Stellenbosch
Hortus Botanicus of the University of Stellonbosch is located in the historical center of Stellenbosch. It is the oldest botanical garden in South Africa. Although it is small it has a large diversity of plants, both indigenous to South Africa and introduced species. Many rare and endangered species also call this place home.
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is located on Roux road in the outskirts of Wocester, 120 km from Cape Town. It has one of the largest collections of indigenous succulents in South Africa, with over 400 naturally occurring plant species, as well as some rare and endangered, with over 400 species protected in this botanical garden.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden exclusively grows plants that are indigenous to South Africa. The collection of plants are mostly from winter rainfall regions of the country. It also supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest.
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Lowveld National Botanical Garden is located just outside Mbombela, Mpumalanga. They have a rainforest trail surrounded by cliffs, fig trees and baobab. The garden opened in 1971 and is home to 600 native plant species and 2,000 imported plant species. They also have approximately 650 native tree species and have the largest collection of cycads in the country.
Missouri National Botanical Garden
Missouri National Botanical Garden, known informally as Shaw's Garden, has more than 6.6 million specimens, which is the second- largest in North America. It is also one of the oldest botanical institutes as well as a national historic landmark.
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Pretoria National Botanical Garden was founded in 1946 and is now the location of the head office for SANBI( South Africa National Botanical Institute). The garden is divided into two sections: The cold south- facing section and the much warmer north-facing section-using almost exclusively South African plants.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is home to the State Botanical Collection, which is housed in the National Herbarium Victoria. The collection includes 1.5 million preserved plants, algae and fungi. It also represents the largest Herbarium collection in Australia and includes Australia's most comprehensive botanical library.
Royal Botanical Garden of Melbourne
The Botanical Garden of Melbourne was founded in 1846 and opened to the public in 1989. In this garden, visitors can explore native bushland, heathlands, wetlands and woodlands. It has almost 50,000 individual plants representing about 8,500 different species.
Royal Botanical Gardens KEW
The Royal Botanical Gardens KEW can be found in Southwest London. It is the home of the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world, with over 8.5 million preserved plant species. The garden also has the well know Sackler Crossing bridge, which won a special award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2008.
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden can be found in Roodepoort Gauteng. This large landscape is a safe place for birds and a very popular picnic spot. The garden itself is home to over 600 plant species and 220 birds. You can arrange for a guided tour along the Roodekrans Ridge and through the Nature Reserve part of the garden.