Coming up

One-day field courses in tree identification and forest ecology with Prof. Eugene Moll

Choose from:
Saturday, 22 February: Umdoni Park, Pennington
And/Or Sunday, 23 February: Burman Bush, Morningside
10h00 – 13h00 each day

Prof. Eugene Moll, author of many popular and scientific botanical books including the field guide, Trees of Natal, and What’s That Tree?, and editor of the Coates Palgrave tome, will teach in an easy-to-understand, interactive way, tree identification skills as well as the dynamics of our local forests.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn in the field from one of SA’s top experts! ( more.. )

Illustrated Talk by Prof Eugene Moll: How Tree Book authors have failed the amateurs of today

Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
Monday, 24 February 17h30 for 18h00

Prof. Moll says: Over the decades it has become apparent to me that we authors have basically failed the majority of amateur tree enthusiasts. I have come to this very sad conclusion after some 60 years of working diligently with students and the interested general public. ( more.. )

Nursery visit: Claremont Farm

Postponed until later in the year

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



Plant Fair 2019

The sun shone, and the plants and people were on grass again, surrounded by trees and birds. A big thanks to the Beachwood Mangroves for offering us the venue, which includes a lapa and board-walks. Many families took advantage of the guided tours of the mangroves, and learnt about the environment.

Thanks to our volunteers, for helping people to choose the right plants for their gardens, selling plants, providing the food, and manning the entrance and exit – we couldn’t do it without you! ( more.. )