The South African National Biodiversity Institute is responsible for exploring, revealing, celebrating and championing biodiversity for the benefit and enjoyment of all South Africans. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as ‘windows’ to South Africa’s biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
Explore the treasures of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. Beautiful gardens are inspiring and what better way to get great great ideas for your own garden. The gardens boast some of the finest plant collections in the world comprising formal gardens, a succulents and herb garden, 4 500 rose bushes and approximately 30 000 trees. Gardening demonstrations are held regularly and the garden is one of 300 worldwide that takes part in a seed-exchange programme.