Just across the street from Melrose House is Burgers Park. The site for the park was set aside in 1874 at the recommendation of President TF Burgers, and development was started in 1889. It is a very pretty space and of special interest is the statue of President Burgers, as well as the South African Scottish Memorial which was what I was really looking for. The park was declared a national monument in 1979.
There is also a Florarium on the site, and a tree that was planted by Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, although the original tree is long gone. Finally, a quick visit to President Burgers and then it was time to dash off home.
The one thing that struck me the most about this park was what a nice green space it was in Pretoria. Unfortunately, like everything else in South Africa, metal thieves are going to reduce it to rubble.
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