23 December 2015

Mozambique: The Tunduru Botanical Gardens in Maputo has been re-opened to the public!

The Tunduru Botanical Gardens in Mozambique's capital Maputo has been re-opened after more than two years of rehabilitation. Work at the gardens included rehabilitation of the old greenhouse and the construction of a new one, improving the public benches, the paths and the fencing as well as installing a new sanitation and irrigation system. The rehabilitation work began in October 2013 and was scheduled to be finished in 2014. Various delays led to an overrun of 14 months. The total costs of the project is 170 million meticais (USD 3.7 million).

The Tunduru Botanical Gardens, which is located in downtown Maputo, is a public park and garden. It was designed in 1885 by Thomas Honney, who in his career also designed gardens for the King of Greece and the Sultan of Turkey.

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