About Johannesburg Botanical Garden

Come and relax in rolling green grass surrounded by many beautiful trees. Enjoy seeing extraordinary exhibits of exotic and rare families of plants, especially exotic trees, swamps, bog and a rose garden. You will find a peaceful view of the dam before entering the garden. It's a great place for a picnic with your loved ones. It's quiet and airy. Picnic on the grass and enjoy the magical song of birds. Great for a walk or jog in the park, picnics, bike riding, walking dogs, flying kites, great for some family time outdoors or time alone outdoors. The lake adds a relaxing ambience. They also have a really cool bookstore with second-hand books that are inexpensive. Carry a book, a blanket or a camping chair and head towards the garden. It's a bit dry in the winter season, but this is the best period to see the Aloe flowers all over the place.

Must See

  • The Chapel Garden

  • The Shakespeare Garden

  • The Rose Garden

  • The Herb Garden

  • Hedge Garden

  • Arboretum

  • Succulent Garden

How to reach

Take Roper St to Eloff St/M9, Take De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 and Barry Hertzog Ave to The Braids Rd in Emmarentia, Randburg, Follow The Braids Rd to Louw Geldenhuys Dr

Bus: R 15

Taxi: One-Way from: R 130 - R 160

Uber: R 85 - R 110


  • Don't vandalize the garden.

  • You need to take permission ticket for photography.

  • You cannot carry a cooking stove or burner in the garden.

Visit Time

Sunday : 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday : 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait in queue for tickets


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

3 hours


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Clear Sky 7.17°C


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