Botanical Gardens

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Botanical Gardens information

Location
Dar es Salaam , Tanzania
Address
Samora Ave
Opening hours
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Although in danger of disappearing beneath development, these botanical gardens provide an essential shady oasis in a hot, dusty city. They were established in 1893 by Professor Stuhlman, the first Director of Agriculture, and were initially used as a testing ground for cash crops. They're still home to the Horticultural Society, which tends the indigenous and exotic plants including scarlet flame trees, several species of palm, cycads and jacaranda.