Botanical Society of South Africa - KZN Coastal Branch

Coming up

Talk: Environmental Justice – and threats to it

Monday 27 August 17:30 for 18:00

Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Our August speaker is tireless campaigner Dr. Desmond D’Sa, Office Co-ordinator of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), whose motto is ‘The Right to Know, The Duty to Inquire, The Obligation to Act’. Des will talk about injustices that have faced South Durban and that, in fact, affect all of us. ( more.. )

Outing to Ifafa Chiba Ring

Ifafa Beach Sunday 2 September 09:00

Member Boitumelo George Chelechele will lead a morning walk along the Chiba Ring, a natural area under his care traversing six properties. ( more.. )

Talk: A Greater Maputaland Transfrontier Park - what could this mean for KZN?

Monday 17 September 17:30 for 18:00

Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Renowned botanist and author Prof Eugene Moll uses the experience he has gained in the Kosi Bay area since 1965 to discuss regional conservation priorities as he sees them. Eugene envisions the area north and east of Tembe Elephant Park combining with the recently formed Maputo Special Reserve. ( more.. )

One-day Tree identification courses with Prof. Eugene Moll

Burman Bush: Tuesday, 18 September Hawaan Forest: Wednesday, 19 September

Renowned botanist and author Prof Eugene Moll will be visiting Durban in September. We’ll be offering one-day tree walks with Prof Moll. All levels of knowledge will benefit. ( 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.