Location: Gosho Park

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Photo: Mark Hyde
Vlei, woodland and zebra, Gosho Park

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View over Gosho Park from rocky kopje

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Photo: Mark Hyde
Huge isolated rock, Gosho Park

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Photo: Mark Hyde
Msasa tree covered in lichens, Gosho Park

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1831B1

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: High rainfall miombo woodland, rocky kopjes and vleis

Altitude range: 1620 - 1670 m

Annual rainfall:

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Gosho Park is an area used for conservation purposes by the Peterhouse group of schools. It is situated to the north of the main Harare to Mutare road just east of Marondera.

The history of Gosho is that in 1984 Peter Ginn, the well known bird photographer and Geography teacher at Peterhouse, approached The United Bottling Company, Mr Daryl Mitchell from Rakodzi farm and several others and a fence was erected.

Later, a pond was built and some game was introduced. It was named after Mr Patrick Gosho, a former Estate Manager at Springvale House.

The vegetation is primarily miombo woodland; msasa and mnondo being major components. Many areas have a rocky flora and Brachystegia tamarindoides occurs from time to time.

Both altitude (c. 1,620 to 1,670 m) and rainfall are relatively high and there are frequent mists, which provide some moisture during the dry season. Most trees are festooned with lichens. In addition to the woodland habitats there are also areas of vlei and grassland.

Reference: Gosho Park.

Useful links

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View a list of unique taxa (excluding cultivated plants) for Gosho Park

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Location details: Gosho Park.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=70, retrieved 29 May 2024

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