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Outing: Silverglen Nursery and Nature Reserve
Sat 21 April 2018 09h00
We’ll start with a quick shopping spree/browse at the nursery where Brian Abrahams will assist us, and then at 09:45 go for a walk in the Reserve with the Nature Conservator.
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Talk: Gardens of England and the Chelsea Flower Show
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Mon 30 April 17:30 for 18:00
Illustrated presentation by Chris Dalzell.
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Talk on the role of fire in grassland management
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Mon 28 May 17:30 for 18:00
Bongani Zungu, Programme Manager, Restoration Ecology Branch of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Ethekwini Municipality, will explain the complexities of, and necessity for, controlled veld-burning.
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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.