Coming up






Talk on the role of Prescribed Burns 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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Outing to Holy Hill Forest at Zimbali Coastal Resort

Sat 2 June 8:45

Horticultural Consultant Johan Bodenstein will lead a walk on ‘Holy Hill’, the forest conservation area of Zimbali. ( more.. )


Talk on rePhotoSA - the repeat photography project of southern African landscapes

Mon 4 June 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Visiting from the Cape, Samantha Venter of the UCT Plant Conservation Unit will talk about this project and show case studies. ( more.. )



BotSoc stand at the Kloof Conservancy’s Indigenous Open Gardens

Sat 16 & Sunday 17 June 9:00 - 16:00

We’ll be at Garden No. 7 in Winston Park, where there will also be a coffee stand and live music string trio. We look forward to seeing you there! For more info on the event, please see the website: https://www.kloofconservancy.org.za/indigenous-open-gardens/gardens/ 



Garden tours of a collector’s Aloe and succulent garden

Winston Park, Kloof
Sat 23 June 09:00, 11:00

Ben Botha will lead hour-long tours of his vast collection of mainly indigenous Aloes, succulents and bulbs. ( 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.