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).
|Garden Route BG||Kirstenbosch NBG|
|Observations||19 205||9 974|
|Species||1 542||1 704|
|Birds||3 759||132||2 191||81|
|Insects||7 136||523||1 271||277|
|Plants||2 503||576||4 902||1 111|
|Fungi, including lichens||2 504||156||798||125|