Karoo Desert NBG
Annual & Mesemb Displays
Annuals at Karoo

This area is a blaze of colour from mid-July to late October. A large bed of annuals is situated on the right as one enters this section. This is also the start of the Braille Trail, a trail designed for the special needs of blind and partially sighted persons.


There are beds of mesembs (vygies) which provide dazzling colours each year in September and October.

OxalisFrom May to June, one will see bright splashes of colour in small beds, such as these Oxalis sp., or clovers (suuring). Later in the winter and early spring, bright pink clovers are seen in the lawns themselves, making a lovely contrast to the green grass.





The small conical hillock (koppie) which is seen on the right hand side when entering this section, is the original area that was first planted-up when the succulent plants were moved from Matjiesfontein to their present location in August 1947.


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