Coming up

Weed-clearing: Durban Botanic Gardens indigenous forest section

Durban Botanic Gardens Section C
Friday, 29th November, 09h00

Gentle work in the shade. Bring own tools and refreshments. RSVP to the Branch Office. ( more.. )

Outing: Interesting Trees of the Durban Botanic Gardens

Saturday, 30th November, 9:30

Dr Hugh Glen will amaze with his knowledge and amuse with his anecdotes. Supported by DBG Ed. Dept. ( more.. )

Nursery visit: Claremont Farm

Postponed until next year

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