Pretoria – Burgers park – President Burger statue

President Thomas Burgers of the then Zuid Afrikaanche Republiek(ZAR), the Boer republic which became the Transvaal Province before becoming Gauteng in 1994, wanted in 1874 to create a botanical garden on some land which he set aside for the project. The statue is in his honour and

remembrance commissioned by his daughter Mrs. Mary AdeleneJorissen.