with Bongani, Botanic Garden Curator, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
Monday, August 20, 2018
Completely landlocked within South Africa, Lesotho has four distinct geographical regions: mountains, foothills, lowlands and the Orange River valley. Mountains cover two-thirds of the surface area, the highest point being 11,424 feet. This varied topography supports a tremendous diversity in the range of plants. Bongani is self-educated, and he figured out how to propagate the difficult Aloe polyphylla. The Munich Botanical Garden has recognized his work, and he has spent much time there working on their collections.