In time for the celebration of the centenary of Kirstenbosch is the publication of Prof Brian Huntley’s beautifully illustrated book, Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden In Africa.
Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates around the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty.
In 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary.
This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heroes. It outlines the Garden’s scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike.
With finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually.
Beautifully presented in a colourful dust jacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.
Emeritus Professor Brian J. Huntley is a conservationist with decades of field research and management experience in Africa and beyond. He has led major inter-disciplinary co-operative research and has visited over 50 countries as an invited speaker/reviewer of conservation activities. Following retirement as CEO of NBI (now SANBI), he is now an independent consultant to several UN agencies on conservation projects in Africa and around the world.
ISBN: 978-1-43170-117-9| RRP: R300.00
Also available: Special Boxed Edition. This edition is limited to 200 copies and comes with a signed tip-in page and dust jacket, presented in matching slip case.
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