Winter at Kirstenbosch
During the cool rainy season the bright red aloes stand out, forming big clumps with their spiky leaves and spears of striking flowers.
Near the aloes in the Mathews rockery stands a beautiful Transvaal Hard Pear (Olinea emarginata). This tree is particularly striking with its white bark and dark red berries
The well known Crane flower (Strelitzia reginae) which is represented in the logo of the NBI, proudly bears its orange flowers. Mandela' s Gold, a special yellow selection, also flowers now.
Taking advantage of the rain many of the fynbos plants like proteas and ericas are growing and in full flower. Do not miss the restios with their beautiful structure, textures and colour variation. Restios form a large part of the fynbos and although they look like grasses, they are a special family indigenous to the Western Cape.
Average Rainfall
June 278 mm
July 265 mm
Average Temperature
Month Min. Max.
June 9C 18.5C
July 8.5C 17.2C

Early Spring

For more details of plants in flower each week see the Plant of the Week pages.


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