Medwood Gardens

Medwood Gardens

John Medley Wood was a self taught botanist who served as the curator of Durban's Botanical gardens for thirty one years from 1882 to 1913.Wood also contributed greatly to the knowledge of Natal ferns, and is generally credited with the establishment of mosaic virus immune Uba sugar cane in Natal, and for his extensive collection of Natal plants.

Medwood Gardens is situated near Durban's city hall, and was used as a military depot by the Royal Navy and British army during the Anglo-Boer. Today the small gardens serve as a tranquil oasis within the city centre. The gardens feature a large three layered water fountain, as well as a huge outdoor chess set, and a small tearoom. A well known characteristic of Medwood Gardens are the seasonal displays and carpet bedding schemes, which provide the small area in the city with much needed splashes of vibrant colour.

The mural on the perimeter wall of Medwood Gardens depicts a scene of a paradise unknown, with lush vegetation displaying indirect biblical references, and hints at a well-known Zulu mythological story. The biblical references are clearly Africanized in their depiction of a Black primordial couple occupying this 'Garden of Eden' abundant with its references to local South African scenery. This Christian narrative is pitched against traditional African mythology in the representation of the traditional Zulu story of the chameleon and the lizard.

Accommodation Near Medwood Gardens

Sleeps: 18 in 8 units/rooms

Riviera Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

0.6km South West of Medwood Gardens

The Riviera Hotel is a modern attractively decorated low budget tourist hotel offering excellent value and friendly efficient service.

Sleeps: 15 in 3 units/rooms

Penney Private Holiday Flats

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.2km North East of Medwood Gardens

Penney Holiday Flats, budget accommodation, only 1 minute's walk to Durban's main beach area, making it ideal accommodation for holiday makers looking for sun, sea and sand.

Sleeps: 352 in 88 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel Self Catering

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Medwood Gardens

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep.  Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.

Penthouse North Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Medwood Gardens

The Penthouse is situated in the heart of Durbans Golden Mile, and literally opposite Durbans North Beach. The Penthouse is on the fourth Floor and has an exclusive access to the rooftop. It is private and secluded with some wonderful ocean views of the

Sleeps: 4

Durban Beachfront Windermere Penthouse Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Medwood Gardens

Durban Beachfront (N Beach) 4person Penthouse Self Catering Holiday Flat on Marine Parade. Full views of beachfront and north side of city.

Graded:
Sleeps: 240 in 60 units/rooms

Gooderson Beach Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Medwood Gardens

Refresh at the Beach Hotel, right on the ocean's doorstep. Enjoy awe inspiring beach and sea views and spectacular sunsets from the comfort of your spacious hotel room or self catering apartment.

Sleeps: 468 in 134 units/rooms

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km North East of Medwood Gardens

Tropicana's versatile accommodation options cater for all. Enjoy a fun-filled family break, travel with a loved one or simply enjoy a private escape in one of our single rooms.

Sleeps: 8

61 Marlborough Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km East of Medwood Gardens

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 sleeper Kitchen lounge Dining Room and Huge Balcony sea facing self catering penthouse apartment on marine parade Durban

Ocean View Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.3km East of Medwood Gardens

This open plan beach apartment is newly renovated. Located on the second floor of a front row small complex, it offers the perfect beach spot for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Although ideal for just 2 guests, it can accommodate up to

Sleeps: 4

Luxury North Beach Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Durban Beachfront

1.7km North of Medwood Gardens

Set in a secure estate, luxury self catering apartment is well located along the prime area of the Golden Mile. It has an attractive appearance with well-maintained gardens and a pool.