Coming up

Talk: Chameleons of KZN

Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Monday 25 March 17h30 for 18:00

Popular snake rescuer Nick Evans of KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation will tell us about the mysterious and fascinating life of the Chameleon.( more.. )

Visit to Cycad Centre Nursery

Umlaas Road, Camperdown 
Saturday 6 April - 10:00-12:00

Enjoy a guided tour by Mrs Avis Nel of her nursery, which not only specialises in cycads but in succulents and Clivias too. ( more.. )

Talk and book launch: The Sand Forests of Maputaland

Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Monday 8 April 17h30 for 18:00

Retired medical doctor Dr. Francois du Randt will show the beautiful plants, birds and animals found in the sand forests of Maputaland including Ndumu, Kosi Bay, Sodwana Bay, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Phinda and other parts of north-eastern KZN. ( more.. )

Guided walk: The Maputaland Sand Forest species of the Durban Botanic Gardens

Durban Botanic Gardens Indigenous Forest Section
Tuesday 9 April - 11:00-12:00

Tuesday 9 April 11h00 to 12h00 Dr. Francois du Randt will lead a walk in the Indigenous Forest section where some beautiful KZN sand forest tree species are showcased. ( more.. )


Recent events

PlantLife re-launch

PlantLife SA is a journal for everyone concerned about the conservation of our natural flora, particularly amateur botanists and indigenous plant growers. It provides a forum for communication amongst lay people and bridges the gap between them and the professional world by making known the needs and interests of both groups. The ultimate aim of PlantLife SA is to encourage the highest level of management of our indigenous flora for the benefit of the land and its people.

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Plant Fair 2017

Last year’s indigenous Plant Fair at the Sustainable Living Expo. This year’s indigenous Plant Fair at the Sustainable Living Expo was a break from tradition, as we had to move the Fair indoors for logistical reasons.

Two nurseries joined us, and it was lovely to see the back of the hall come alive, with plants, volunteers and keen gardeners. Because of limited space, we could not display the usual range of plants, but between the two nurseries we had a good mix of ground covers, succulents, shrubs and trees.

Working with the nurseries was a pleasure, they are both committed to the aims and ideals of the Botanical Society, and are keen to come back next year.

Special thanks must go to the volunteers, and our hard-working committee members, Sandra, Barry, Di and Bertha, and of course the nurseries – Grasslands and God’s Green Gifts.