13 May 2021

Mauritzfontein: The story of a Karoo garden

Explore the secrets of one of Africa's great gardens - a nine hectare oasis in the middle of the harsh Nama Karoo.

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It looks like a mirage: nine hectares of greenery in the midst of the bleak Nama Karoo. The 70 year-old greenery hides the wonders of what has become one of Africa’s great gardens.

 

Journalist Jenny Crwys-Williams speaks to landscaper and horticulturalist Arthur Mennigke and author Paul Duncan about their book, Mauritzfontein: The Story of a Karoo Garden.