One of Port Elizabeth’s little-known gems is this feature in St George’s Park. Think of Kew Gardens Conservatory – but on a far smaller scale – and you will have an idea of what to expect from the Pearson Conservatory.
Main picture: Interior of the Pearson Conservatory
This article first appeared in the The Heritage Portal Newsletter Number45/2017
Six years after the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality spent R5.5-million renovating the Pearson Conservatory at St George’s Park, the historical building is falling apart, with paint peeling and window frames broken.
Main picture: Peeling paint and broken window frames at the Pearson Conservatory. Picture: Devon Koen