The Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk is situated in the Afrikaanderwijk of Rotterdam. The garden used to be bigger. In the eighties of the last century, the local counsel gave up a part of the original garden to the bird santuary Vogelklas Karel Schot. The garden belonged to the former High school Van Oldenbarnevelt and was used for biology classes. Due to changes in the schooling system and therefore lack of finances, this ended during the seventies. Mid eighties, the garden has been fully restored. The garden is now a national monument nr. 513876, complexnr. 513873).
The design from both the School building, the former Gardener’s house and the garden (1925) are from the hand of Ad van der Steur. His most well known designs are the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Rotterdam Eye Hospital. The Garden has been designed around several plant families and plants from a moderate climate. The garden houses around 850 different species of plants as well as around 40 different species of trees./
Since 2013, the garden has been maintained by volunteers under a foundation: the Stichting Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk.