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The Arderne Gardens were established in 1845 by Ralph Henry Arderne, a successful timber merchant originally from Cheshire, England. He collected plants from all over the world, and in time, the garden became famous for its diverse collection. Now managed by the City of Cape Town, Arderne Gardens is the richest collection of exotic trees in South Africa and home to six distinguished Champion Trees, including one of the largest Aleppo Pines in the world.

The preservation of this treasured place is in the hands of the citizens of Cape Town (and now through GivenGain, the world!) Future development of the gardens depends on the donations from horticulture, gardening, public-park loving, outdoor enthusiasts like yourself, as well as, the time and energy of Friends of the Arderne Garden volunteers and community members.

Our members pledge to help keep this garden clean, safe, and beautiful so future generations are able to enjoy this special place in the heart of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. Won't you join us?

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