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Groundbreaking for new bonsai display to start soon at SU Botanical Gardens by Karen Olivier

The final architectural renderings of the new bonsai display area of the Stellenbosch University Botanical Gardens (SUBG) were recently unveiled.

Construction was initially set to commence between 9 August and 14 August. However, due to procurement delays, the groundbreaking was postponed by two weeks, according to Dr Donovan Kirkwood, curator of the gardens.


The Stellenbosch University (SU) Botanical Gardens are a physical expression of the town’s history, according to Stuart Hermansen, principal architect at HB Architects. HB Architects were approached by SU to design the garden’s new bonsai display area. “When you start looking around you see all the memories that have manifested.” PHOTOS: Supplied/Stuart Hermansen


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