The Moriarty Environmental Centre houses the Southern Cape
Herbarium, a Tea Garden, a comprehensive Botanical Library, meeting room, and
offices, including the WESSA Educational Office, which drives most of the educational
programmes for schools.
Alongside the Centre is an indigenous
Nursery which conducts plant sales to the general public.
In the central portion of the Garden is a
Medicinal Mound which showcases indigenous plants with reputed healing
The Southern Cape Herbarium, which houses a
portion of the floral art collection of the late Audrey Moriarty, is also home to
over 15 000 preserved plant specimens, which are core to identifying local
indigenous plants, facilitating research and educating the public. It is one of the
Garden’s most precious assets.
The Garden is a photographer’s paradise and
is also an enjoyable venue for family outings as well as just a quiet
paradise where one can ‘get away from it all’.