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The Company's Garden <p>The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjacent to the South African Parliament. It takes its name from the Dutch East India Company, who first started the garden in 1652 to provide their ships with food.</p><p>The Company’s Garden is abutted by numerous important landmarks, including the lodge house for slaves who built large parts of the historic city, the present day Houses of Parliament, the Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, St George's Cathedral (which is the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa), the National Library of South Africa, the South African National Gallery, the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Centre as well as Tuynhuys, which is used by the President on state occasions. </p><p>Find more about these landmarks in our <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/HAP10_Company%27s_Garden_Self-guided_Walk.pdf" target="_blank">self guided walks brochure</a>. The public section of the garden has been enjoyed by visitors for the sheer beauty of its flora and the allure of its historic setting since it was proclaimed for public use in 1848.</p><p>Read about the history of The Company’s Garden and other district parks:<br><a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/A%20HISTORY%20OF%20DISTRICT%20PARKS.pdf" target="_blank">A History of Cape Town's District Parks Booklet</a></p>GP0|#489049ab-e441-4332-8474-9a27393a1b3a;L0|#0489049ab-e441-4332-8474-9a27393a1b3a|Walking;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#1c6a3718-7ebe-41f6-8815-ef729ef7dbbc;L0|#01c6a3718-7ebe-41f6-8815-ef729ef7dbbc|Leisure and relaxation;GP0|#add4c56f-747e-433a-986a-33c22addc84a;L0|#0add4c56f-747e-433a-986a-33c22addc84a|Family entertainment;GP0|#50d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0;L0|#050d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0|Running and jogging<p>​​Please see the Recreation and Parks Tariffs Booklet in the document download section below for more information about bookings and tariffs.</p><h4>Rory Phelan</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 426 1357</a> / <a>021 426 1218</a> / <a>021 426 1768</a></em></p><p><em>Email:</em><br><a href="mailto:rory.phelan@capetown.gov.za"><em>rory.phelan@capetown.gov.za</em></a><em> ​</em></p><p>Eight hectares​</p>GP0|#36fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3;L0|#036fb11f6-3340-4633-8a08-816df4d3bfb3|Water features;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#e635e20f-9cdf-470d-953c-66222c8f380e;L0|#0e635e20f-9cdf-470d-953c-66222c8f380e|Restaurant;GP0|#7ef8afb9-d736-4755-b3d1-06edd79fffdf;L0|#07ef8afb9-d736-4755-b3d1-06edd79fffdf|Footpath and trails;GP0|#a869cc14-4edf-4bdb-9cca-8684b722178f;L0|#0a869cc14-4edf-4bdb-9cca-8684b722178f|Garden;GP0|#6bcb5eec-2ab6-47ab-b07a-ea31c1701a27;L0|#06bcb5eec-2ab6-47ab-b07a-ea31c1701a27|Grassed areas;GP0|#9c77c8ee-e3a5-4614-938b-ab24d30ca4eb;L0|#09c77c8ee-e3a5-4614-938b-ab24d30ca4eb|Public toilets;GP0|#6ce9e3d7-af1c-42b6-ba32-b66ce69b2a37;L0|#06ce9e3d7-af1c-42b6-ba32-b66ce69b2a37|Specialist garden<p>​​​</p>19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town<p>September to March<br>07:30 – 20:30</p><p>April to August<br>07:00 – 19:00</p><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/District-Parks-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

A History of Cape Town's District Parks Information Booklet3992115GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2016-11-08T22:00:00Z
Recreation and Parks Tariffs Booklet 2017/20183372957GP0|#cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168;L0|#0cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168|Tariff;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#af8a3963-d9e4-485f-ac84-7f8e7d3eff34;L0|#0af8a3963-d9e4-485f-ac84-7f8e7d3eff34|List2017-07-01T22:00:00Z

 

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