Botanic gardens around the world have played a role in education for many decades, and the Durban Botanic Gardens is no different. The initial education focus may have had a more scientific emphasis but that is no longer the case. Climate change and protecting our environment for future generations has pushed environmental education to the fore.
The Durban Botanic Gardens offers an important space for learning to take place. In the early years it provides a place where exploration and discovery can take place, and in the later years a more scientific conservation model is used to inspire and engage learners.
The Durban Botanic Gardens Education team provide a number of programmes for different groups.