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Arderne Gardens

222 Main Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
+27 21 444 1692
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Marvelous huge specimen trees , a joy

We had not heard of the Gardens previously, but saw them in the paperback Secret Cape Town and took... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
PeterBrink
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Norwich, Vermont
An unexpected joy.

Whether it's to find peace and tranquility, to admire the stately trees or to escape from the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
JaimsArt
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Cape Town, South Africa
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The Arderne Gardens in Claremont, Cape Town, have a collection of several hundred species of trees and shrubs, representing the finest collection of exotic species in a public garden in South Africa.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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222 Main Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had not heard of the Gardens previously, but saw them in the paperback Secret Cape Town and took a chance. Delighted we did. The specimen trees were planted some 150 years ago in what is now a well maintained park, with an active Friends...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Whether it's to find peace and tranquility, to admire the stately trees or to escape from the office for a lunch break, Arderne Gardens has it all. The Moreton Bay Fig tree to the left as you walk in, is mindblowing in size. The gardens...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were a little nervous to go to these Gardens as a friend put us off, but on a scorching hot day, we decided to give it a chance. We were very pleasantly surprised and impressed. The gardens were well kept and very impressive. The...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

First time that I've been to this little treasure. It's well maintained, the trees are well identified, the beds are well maintained and it was a joy to get lost in the peace and quiet. I fell in love with the pond area ... We...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

These gardens must be the best kept secret in CT. Located in Claremont, it is a treasure-trove of beautiful trees and gardens with Egyptian geese and squirrels everywhere. There is no fee to go in but you can make a donation to assist in the...More

2  Thank TonyBosman
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic trees! Include one of the largest trees in South Africa! Beautiful place to take photos or relaxing.

2  Thank Viviana B
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

There is easy parking in front of the park, a security guard and well maintained concrete paths to walk around the gardens! There are also two large ponds with plenty of birds and fish for the kids to watch! A real winner to get into...More

2  Thank skistar15
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Arderne Gardens is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. Its gracious trees, open lawns and pleasant ponds give all the family and any passers-by a place to unwind, picnic or walk through shady glades catching hazy glimpses of Table Mountain in the distance. It...More

3  Thank Tiggiwinkle2015
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Discovered this while visiting my sick mother at the nearby hospital - we got chucked out in between visiting hours and I saw it on google maps. If you like gardens in the city, massive exotic trees and happy wedding parties taking endless pictures -...More

1  Thank Roddy P
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Not as popular as Kirstenbosch, but still appealing in its own fine way, the Arderne Gardens boasts age old trees that don’t fail to amaze. The park itself serves as a romantic getaway for couples, and oftentimes is a venue for wedding pictorials. However, families...More

3  Thank Luc V
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phozie
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Response from Marie F | Property representative |
The property is owned by the City of Cape Town, therefore, you should check with them regarding whether or not you will need to obtain a permit to host an event and to play music in the park (typically, a permit is required... More
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