LAST WEEK SEPTEMBER AND FIRST WEEK OCTOBER 2018
Landscape Designer, Fiona Brockhoff and Trisha Dixon are planning on taking a group of interested people to Madagascar to look at the fantastic boab trees and other endemic plants, the stunning landscape and soak up and explore the atmosphere of this exciting locale.
Situated off the southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. Having developed in isolation, the island nation is famed for its unique wildlife and botany. Home to 12,000 plant species (70 – 80% endemic), it is one of the most diverse floras on the planet. Of the 8 species of baobab found in the world, six are endemic to Madagascar.
Madagascar gained independence from France in 1960. The Malagasy economy has been based on the cultivation of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla and cloves – it has a wealth of natural resources and a tourism industry driven by its unique environment.