Grassland section

The Free State National Botanical Garden is the ideal place to relax and get a good dose of healthy, fresh air.

The Grassland Garden represents major indigenous Free State vegetation types. It consists of wild grasses such as Themeda triandraEragrostis species and Digitaria argyrograpta. Tree species include Acacia karroo, Olea europaea and Searsia lancea. Beautiful Free State wildflowers include Brunsvigia grandifloraBoophone distichaAloe grandidentata, Aloe maculata and Hypoxis hemerocallidea. It is a good habitat for various species of small mammals and insects.

This area is regarded with great pride by the Garden. It is mostly used by researchers, students from the University of Free State for grassland species sampling and biodiversity measurement through small mammal research. It is also used for environmental education practical activities.

For more information about grassland biome please contact Kennedy Nemutamvuni of the SANBI Grasslands Programme: info@grasslands.org.za

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