The 58-hectare National Botanic Gardens contain examples of the diverse plant life that thrive in Harare's pleasant climate. Most Zimbabwean species are represented, as well as specimens from Southern Africa. It's a great place to spend the day. One can walk one's dog, have a light meal in the restaurant and generally enjoy the situation. Societies such as the Tree Society and the Aloe and Cactus Society are regular visitors. It is good to know that this park is still very much in existance. There is a herbarium when specimens can be identified and a plant nursery. For anyone interested in Zimbabwe plants this is one definate place to visit.