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Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

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Address: Shamva Road, Harare, Zimbabwe

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Aloe time

The best time to visit this Botanical reserve is June / July when the aloes are in full bloom and at their best. There is something for the enthusiast who enjoy succulents... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Malcolm B
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The best time to visit this Botanical reserve is June / July when the aloes are in full bloom and at their best. There is something for the enthusiast who enjoy succulents and cycads.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

With the teenagers back for holiday break from school, there was no better way to enjoy an outdoor activity than a barbeque. We were amazed with the huge collection of aloes and other succulent plants. Neat grounds and open space makes this place a more preferred venue.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Your reaction to Ewanrigg will depend on when you go. From May to July, the aloes are at their very best, and the gardens are aflame with vibrant colours. But with many examples of other rare and unusual plants, any time of year is good. The ideal may be to take a picnic and do your walks before and after... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had a very enjoyable afternoon wandering around these gardens, but they are definitely in need of some love and attention. Regardless we enjoyed some good birding at the same time and so was still worth the visit.

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Thank pmg66381
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A lovely picnic site in the botanical gardens. A nice place to go for long walks and to see aloes and indigenous plants of the area. Great for bird lovers

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Worth the drive out of town to have a look at the aloes and seem them in their flowering season. Like most National Parks / Gardens, there is so much potential and not enough funding. All things considered, its worth going out there for an afternoon - family friendly, with picnic sites for braai-ing (barbeque) and relaxing at.

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Thank RHest15
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing scenery and encompassing nature to roam and browse. Peaceful and lots of places to stop and take in the beautiful surroundings.

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Thank Carl A
Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Ewenrigg is not far from Harare but you feel very much out in the countryside when you get there. The gardens are famous for their aloes but otherwise it is a nice place to walk and picnic though not particularly exciting. There was a resturant but it closed as the place is not visted very much and you do have... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Ewanrigg is approx a 45 minute drive from Harare. $3 per person and $3 per car. Pack your picnic basket, braai/barbeque and camera, park under the willow trees, throw down a blanket, and enjoy a day out. Toilets are clean. The grounds are neat and tidy, although the roads do need attention. Plenty of space to ride bicycles and kick... More 

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Thank SharonVWilson
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

A beautiful park with mostly aloes and cacti and some virtually extinct plants. Went with young kids who loved it and its open spaces, had a little picnic, enjoyed the quiet and tranquility. More can be done to maintain and spruce it up. I think National Parks ought to appeal for funds from well wishers etc. Well done National Parks,... More 

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