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Fynbos is the South African name for the diverse heathlands in the Cape region of South Africa. The fynbos (or “fine bush” in Afrikaans) display includes approximately 50 species and cultivars of Ericas or “heaths”.

Myrtaceae (Australian Myrtles)

The family Myrtaceae is Australia’s largest plant family. Related genera grown at Wittunga include the grand Agonis, bright red Bottlebrush (Calothamnus), Tea tree (Leptospermum) and Paperbark (Melaleuca).

Blood Lillies

This bulbous perennial plant native to South Africa produces large spherical flowerheads consisting of dozens of bright red flowers in the autumn months and are viewable in the terrace beds.

Maluka Beds

Built in the early 1920s, Edwin Ashby developed the raised sandy garden beds to promote drainage and replicate growing conditions he’d seen in Western Australia. They were initially developed to support Australian natives, but other species such as succulents and cacti thrive here year-round. Learn more

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