The UNTAMED exhibition which saw the erection of a metal structure to incorporate Dylan Lewis sculptures was erected in 2010 at Kirstenbosch. It included a living wall of plants and remained in place until 2012. Large sculptures by the same artist appeared near the Dell.
The overhauling of the Arboretum began in this decade, with the addition of many more pathways, a stumpery, culminating in a new canopy walkway to be built in 2013.
2011 saw SANBI participating in COP 17 and Kirstenbosch voted one of the world’s top picnic spots.
2013 sees both Kirstenbosch and the Botanical Society of South Africa celebrate their joint 100th anniversaries. A range of activities, events and celebrations, not only in Kirstenbosch, but across all SANBI’s national botanical gardens, have been planned for this milestone year.
In December 2012, Random House Struik/Struik Nature published a beautifully illustrated and the most comprehensive book ever written about Kirstenbosch. Entitled Kirstenbosch: the most beautiful garden in Africa, and written by the former NBI/SANBI CEO, Prof. Brian Huntley, the book was formally launched on 17 January 2013 as part of Kirstenbosch’s centenary celebrations.
Moves are afoot to establish two new National Botanical Gardens – in provinces currently without NBGs- one in Limpopo and one in the Eastern Cape