The National Botanical Gardens of Bloemfontein, in the Free State province, South Africa is spread over 70 hectares and houses over 400 plant species, 124 bird species, and 54 reptiles’ species. Among the many things holding the attention of visitors, a petrified tree, which is believed to be more than 150 million years old, is very prominent. The blooming season which occurs in spring, between November and March, is the most apt time to visit the National Botanical Gardens. The atmosphere is surrounded by the lovely colors of the flowers and the prevailing fragrance nourishes the very soul. The period between March and June is also a popular time due to the shade of autumn which is presented by the flora.
The National Botanical Gardens also implements various education programs under which talks, concerts, and moonlight walks are arranged.
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