A visit to the local Arderne Gardens in Claremont offered a surprise find of 5 of the 86 champion trees listed for South Africa. One of the most spectacular gardens within the greater Cape Town area and a must-do visit for any nature and tree lover. Even our 3 year old son loved the energy that these majestic specimens gave us. Next time we will bring a picnic and stay for much longer.
A great deal of thanks goes to Mr Ralph Henry Arderne for creating this special space and leaving such a legacy for others to enjoy.
|Arderne Gardens Cork oak quercus suber North America Champion Tree of South Africa|
|Ardine Gardens, Norfolk Island Pine, Aruacara heterophylla, Champion tree of South Africa|
|Arderne Gardens Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig Australia Champion Tree of South Africa|
|Arderne Gardens Queensland Kauri Agathisrobusta Champion Tree of South Africa|
|Arderne Gardens Aleppo Pine Mediteranian Pinus halepensis Champion Tree of South Africa|
|Arderne Gardens Quercus Cherri Turkey Oak Southern Europe Champion Tree of South Africa|