Celebrating Earth Day with a beautiful scene from Green Point Urban Park, in the heart of Cape Town.
It also ticks the boxes for this year’s theme – ‘environmental and climate change literacy’.
There are three imaginatively designed areas – People & Plants, Wetlands, and Discovering Biodiversity – that, along with educational information boards, act as the best kind of outdoor museum. This carefully curated garden is composed of a rich variety of flora indigenous to the Cape, and offers the only Biodiversity Showcase Garden of its kind, featuring 25 000 indigenous plants, trees, shrubs, bulbs and groundcovers consisting of 300 different plant species.
Residents, fitness fanatics, school groups all come to enjoy the facilities while being encouraged to become environmentally aware.
9 thoughts on “Green Point Urban Park”
I was only thinking this evening that I need to find a photo for Earth Day on Saturday. This is lovely, and must be new? I don’t remember the park in Green Point. Your shot is fabulous!
True, it’s recent and an inspiring place now that it’s matured. It was developed as part of the upgrading of the area when the 2010 World Soccer stadium was built.
An excellent idea.
Fabulous post — and so timely!
This is a favourite place to visit when I am in Cape Town – a wondrous spot where one might least expect it.
Yes – it’s a lovely refuge from all the urban hustle and bustle and madness that is so close by!
Perfect post for Earth Day. What a lovely and imaginative urban park! I had not heard of it before. Thanks for highlighting it.
Thanks Carol; definitely worth a visit if you come this way.