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Open Evenings - US botanical garden
Author: Viola Calitz
Published: 07/02/2019

​​​Members of the public are invited to come and watch the opening of this large but delicate water lily, the victoria cruziana as it blooms its first evening in pure white, goes under water for the day, and comes up again in shades of deep pink only to dissapear under water permanently after its second bloom.  Indeed a unique experience as this may be the only sighting of this flower in bloom in the country.  The garden shop will also be open for these evenings as well as the  Katjiepiering Restaurant - booking information at