Coming up

Nursery visit: Claremont Farm

Postponed until next year

Join us for a visit to this established indigenous nursery selling everything from bulbs and ground covers to good-sized trees. ( more.. )

Outing: Interesting Trees of the Durban Botanic Gardens

Saturday, 9th November, 9:30

Dr Hugh Glen will amaze with his knowledge and amuse with his anecdotes. Supported by DBG Ed. Dept. ( more.. )

Nursery visit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Nursery

Saturday, 23rd November, 10:00

Nursery manager John Lund will show us around the nursery. Succulents, Aloes, and other specials. ( more.. )

Talk: Wild Orchids of the southern Drakensberg…”It’s my religion!”

Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
Monday, 25th November
17h30 for 18h00

Richard Braby presents photos of the beautiful orchids that he and his wife, Julie, have seen over 12 years of living in the ‘Berg. ( more.. )

Weed-clearing: Durban Botanic Gardens indigenous forest section

Durban Botanic Gardens Section C
Friday, 29th November, 09h00

Gentle work in the shade. Bring own tools and refreshments. RSVP to the Branch Office.


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.