This route takes you through an enchanting and historical arboretum, which has been attracting seekers of solitude since 1845. Enjoy the serenity and magic of this peaceful oasis with a slow, quiet stroll through the glades and ponds.
The Famous 'Wedding Photos' Tree, Six Champion Trees, Japanese Koi Ponds
The main entrance of the Arderne Gardens is in Main Road Claremont. From Cavendish Square, walk 500m towards Wynberg just past the BP Garage. From Harfield Station, exit to Harfield Road and follow it up to the main road. Cross the pedestrian crossing near the corner pharmacy.
Places to stop along the way:
Japanese Koi Ponds
Best time of day:
The gardens are open from 8am - 6pm. Early mornings are best. Avoid the crowds of the wedding parties on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 3pm.
The gardens are very safe, and monitored by security.
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