Pretoria Jacaranda Trees are indigenous to South America. But their history in South Africa starts as early as the 1880’s, when they were imported from Argentina.
In 1888 two trees were planted at a school in Arcadia. Their popularity as a street tree soon took off. Therefore covering many kilometres of streets throughout Pretoria.
These trees bloom in the months of October and November. Transforming Pretoria into a glowing purple mass.
In addition, there is also almost 100 rare white Jacarandas. They can be found in Herbert Baker Street in Groenkloof.