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Talk: Inspired by Nature and its Diversity

Monday 9 October 12:45 for 13:10

Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 An illustrated lunch-time talk by Giffy Duminy, street artist. ( more.. )



Outing to Durban Country Club

Near Durban Beachfront Saturday, 13 October 15:30 for 16:00

Enjoy the beautiful grounds and magnificent trees of Durban Country Club on a walk with Dave Henry. ( more.. )



Talk: Responding to the Polyphagous Shot-hole Borer infestation

Monday 29 October 17:30 to 18:00

Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

Horticultural Consultant Johan Bodenstein tells us about this new threat to our trees and what to do about it. The tiny pest has reached Durban and is responsible for mysterious fungal die-offs of trees, from indigenous forest trees to avocados. ( more.. )



Outing to Ntumeni Forest

Near Eshowe Sunday 11 November 09:00 – 15:00

Led by Gareth Chittenden. A longish walk with some gradients in this beautiful forest. ( more.. )



Indigenous garden tours: Wendy & Roger Colley’s garden

Kloof
Saturday morning 17 November

Enjoy tea and cake and admire the view from this natural property next to Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, after short tours of the indigenous and herb planted areas near the house. ( 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.