Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 00:00

Lots of fascinating facts and beautiful trees in Cape Town’s first cultivated land of note, initially fruit and veg for the Dutch East India Company in 1652. During the British era, it was a botanical pleasure garden and  now a popular park in the centre of the city.

Clare Burgess, will lead this popular tour for Culture Connect. Clare is a landscape architect, initially working for the City who own and run Company’s Garden, and now as a consultant with her own award winning practice. She is the co-founder and Chair of the campaign group, TreeKeepers Cape Town, and has taught at both the University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She is an artist and Instagrammer.

I will cover briefly social history, including slave labour, monuments and Friends’s scheme. This includes the winning entry for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, honouring Black South Africans who died during the First World War (1914–1918)

  • Start 10am and finish noon
  • Coffee at the Vine, Heritage Centre, Company’s Garden, 17 Queen Victoria Street
  • Cost: R250 for paying pre 26 Oct, then R350 (payment options below), free for landscape, horticulture students.
  • RSVP: kate@cultureconnectsa.com
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