I love the National Botanical Gardens here in Pretoria because it's not a "fussy" garden. It's committed to growing, cultivating and showcasing plants indigenous to South Africa. There are trails all over the Gardens and you could easily spend the day there. Picnicking is welcomed. Kids are welcomed. Outdoor concerts are welcomed. And the best part is - it only costs about R20 to get in ($3.00).
I love it that the kids are allowed to climb on this tree. I think it's a wild fig tree... gone... wild.