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21st Jun 2021
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GARDEN ROUTE BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Garden Route Botanical Garden is located in George and borders the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. The Garden focuses on plants native to the Southern Cape region. It also houses the South Cape Herbarium, an indigenous Nursery, the Marshmallow Garden Cafe Restaurant, the Garden Route Environmental Education Centre and the Birds of Prey Rehab Centre.

How does the biodiversity of the Garden Route Botanical Gardens compare to the biodiversity of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Newlands (Cape Town)? Please see the table below, but bear in mind that this comparison is for iNaturalistonly and should not be considered a full species list for Kirstenbosch.

For many reasons, the Garden Route Botanical Garden has been well recorded to date, over many years. The garden, for a small area, has an incredible biodiversity. 

See stats on iNaturalist(it is continually updated).

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/garden-route-botanical-garden-biodiversity
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kirstenbosch-national-botanical-gardens
 Garden Route BGKirstenbosch NBG
Observations19 2059 974
Species   1 5421 704
Observers         90    776
   
 ObservationsSpeciesObservationsSpecies
Birds3 7591322 191     81
Amphibians   785  10      76       7
Reptiles   738  22   255     22
Ray-finned fishes      82    8        5       3
Mollusks      62  13      12       5
Arachnids   827  59   194     37
Insects7 1365231 271   277
Plants2 5035764 9021 111
Fungi, including lichens2 504156   798    125
Protozoans      64     4      11         2

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