Pride and prejudice in our gardens

2008-05-07 00:00

I hope that the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Botanic Gardens still has its standard-trained bougainvillea. In the nineties they towered above the paths and “mountains” that defined the design of this interesting place.

I believed, then, back in the nineties, that this structural adaptation of the landscape was to accommodate as many as possible interesting plants from anywhere on Earth. I haven’t yet been back to check but I do wonder now … because global sourcing for botanic gardens seems to have given way to the call for indigenous only. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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